He swept the very eventful news of his club. FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta was the guest of the show Our on the Catalan channel Esport 3 Monday evening. He insisted on the sealed finances of his club, that the departure of Antoine Griezmann at Atlético Madrid would have relieved to the tune of 60 million.
Regarding the Frenchman, who landed at Camp Nou in 2019 against 120 million euros, Laporta pleads the casting error. “If we expected perhaps a little more from him, we can not blame him for his attitude. However, I believe it did not fit our system. I don’t think it was the recruiting we needed at the time. “
Promised, according to the Barça boss: an earlier departure from Grizou would not have been enough to keep Messi. Regarding the departure of the Pulga, Laporta explained that the Spanish Liga had put pressure on her financially strangled club: either the latter signed the agreement with the CVC investment fund, or she did not benefit from fair play. financial. “We had no margin” explained the leader. “I watched his debut with PSG and it made me sad. To see him with another jersey… ”
Neymar was hot to come back, according to Laporta
The Argentine icon therefore joined Neymar in Paris, but he would have liked to return to Catalonia, which he left in 2017, still according to Laporta. “Neymar got in touch with us, he really wanted to come. We interpreted “fair play” in another way. “Times are tough in Catalonia.