Messi desires savor and silverware no longer cash amid Barca doubts, insists Laporta
Lionel Messi will not be any longer motivated by cash as he eyes titles amid uncertainty over his Barcelona future, in accordance with presidential candidate Joan Laporta.
Messi has been heavily linked with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Premier League giants Manchester City, along with his contract expiring at the cease of the season.
The account six-time Ballon d’Or winner tried to leave Camp Nou at the begin of the 2020-21 campaign earlier than opting to stay.
As doubts stay over Messi following Barcelona’s 4-1 rout by the fingers of PSG within the most important leg of the blockbuster last-16 tie on Tuesday, Laporta – one amongst the closing candidates within the operating for the presidency – remains hopeful of maintaining the 33-one year-feeble.
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“Giving him affection is amazingly most important,” Laporta told Sky Sport Italia. “The savor story between Messi and Barcelona is one amongst essentially the most aesthetic reports in soccer.
“He have to be cherished. He deserves it. And he have to be valued with an economic supply that makes him feel valued, but he’s no longer led by cash.
“I know him, I indubitably like a correct relationship with him and quite about a admire.
“He’s a winner. What he desires is to decide again, with Barcelona. I’m going to total every little thing I will to sustain him. Our rivals are order clubs, they're making gives.
“We want to ensure that cash doesn’t guarantee titles, and Leo is extra about successful titles than making cash.”
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Laporta added: “He makes extra cash than he costs, mighty extra. Messi’s rate represents eight p.c of the club’s total profits, whereas he generates spherical 30 p.c of the profits.
“Messi is amazingly successful for Barcelona, however the ideal part is the emotional return he gives us.
“It’s worthwhile at the same time as you happen to seek info from a young boy or girl who their favourite player is and so they as we tell order Messi.”
Messi’s opening aim against PSG modified into his 20th aim of the season for Barcelona in all competitions – it is the 13th consecutive campaign he has scored 20-plus goals for the club.
The Barca captain has scored within the Champions League in each and each calendar one year since 2005. This speed of no longer much less than one aim in 17 consecutive years is the joint-longest speed within the competition’s history alongside Raul (1995-2011).