Joan Laporta vows to keep Messi at Camp Nou

Presidential candidate will do everything to keep Messi at the Catalan club.

Messi wanted to leave Camp Nou in the summer window but decided to see out his final year of the contract.

He is allowed to talk to other clubs in January for a potential transfer and Man City are the frontrunner in signing the Argentine forward.

Presential candidate who is touted to win the election in January will fight tooth and nail to stop Messi from leaving Camp Nou.

“I don’t believe he has (made up his mind about leaving),” Laporta told The Guardian.

“I think he’ll weigh up all the options. Messi loves Barca, and I think he’ll consider the proposal the new Barcelona president makes him… If I become president, then I’ll speak to him.

“I can only imagine him in a Barcelona shirt and I’ll do everything possible to ensure he continues. I know Leo and what he’s interested in is winning.

“It’s not about money, never has been; if it had, he would have taken very different decisions throughout his career. We have to work hard to continue that beautiful story: Leo Messi and Barcelona.”


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