Former Barca president ‘scared’ Messi could leave club

Barcelona: Previous Barcelona president Joan Laporta stated he’s concerned regarding talismanic captain Lionel Messi’s future in the club & that he can leave because of ‘a bad call’ of the current board.

It has been previously recorded in Spanish media that Messi had suspended contract negotiations with Barcelona amidst records of growing tensions in the club. His own current deal runs until 2024.

Laporta trained his own guns in current Barca chief Josep Maria Bartomeu & his own handling of the club & its star players.

“I need him to stay in 2024 however I’m scared that a bad call of this board can lead to an irreversible call,” Laporta stated of Messi in an event in Sant Joan de Deu hospital (3), according to

“It’s not BarcaGate, it’s BartoGate, I’m worried regarding just how the status of the club is being put in risk.”

Laporta also had a word of advice for club legend Xavi Hernandez, who was connected with taking over the coach’s character in Barcelona. The previous playmaker, although, signed a contract expansion with Al-Sadd just recently, that going to watch him manage the Doha-based tandem until 2024.

“In case I have been Xavi, I’d never been back with this board,” Laporta stated.

“Each day I’ve extra desire to take (2) part within the election. Some of the concrete circumstances are required for me to feel comfortable racing now rather than resist for some extra yrs..”

On the ground as well, Barcelona hasn’t been performing according to usual high levels as they presently locate themselves 4 points behind Clasico rivals Real Madrid with just 2 matches left to be performed in LaLiga.