Barcelona club captain, Argentine international, Lionel Messi, presented his list of requests to the new Barcelona club president, Juan Laporta, before negotiating the renewal of his contract, which expires next June.
According to Spanish media, Messi informed the president of his initial approval of the idea of staying with the club until he decides to retire, but he set 3 conditions, so that he does not feel remorse for his decision after a year or two.
Reports indicated that the 33-year-old (Messi) did not ask for the impossible, but rather stipulated strengthening the striking power of the team with a world-class deal. In addition, he wants to continue the policy of escalating the brightest jewels of Barcelonas academy “La Masia”, with the need to keep young names Like Ansu Fati, Bedri.
The “flea” also requested that communication be continuous with the Dutch coach of Barcelona, Ronald Koeman, as Messi feels frustrated with the way the former coaches were dealing, which caused tension within the team by communicating with them through the technical secretary only, and Messi wants Maintaining this good relationship with Koeman, as well as further dialogue with Technical Secretary Roman Plans, and President Laporta himself.
Barcelonas historic scorer, just around the corner from leaving the club at the last summer transfer window, was a consequence of the humiliating loss to “Blagrana” at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, but the former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomo, did the impossible. To spoil Leos attempt, I got to the point of swapping the Icon for the fictional penalty clause in his contract, in exchange for his release.
It is noteworthy that convincing Messi to stay in Barcelona was one of the most prominent promises made by Laporta during his candidacy for the presidency of the club in the last presidential elections.
Messi has enjoyed a good relationship with Laporta since his first term as president of the Catalan club between 2003 and 2010.
Source: .soccer.ru + agencies