New Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has made a direct plea to Lionel Messi to remain on the membership, barely hours after he was sworn into workplace on Wednesday, March 17.
He received membership elections final week and has returned to the helm of the membership 11 years after leaving the submit in 2010.
With Lionel Messi nearing the top of his contract and rumors of him leaving the membership as a result of his unhappiness on the membership, Laporta has now appealed to the Barca star in a speech he made to members.
Previous to his speech, Laporta and Messi, have been pictured embracing previous to the brand new president’s speech.
Talking to the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Laporta stated.
“In our first spell we had the very best gamers in Barca historical past, but when we have been profitable it was as a result of we had stability,” Laporta defined.
“It’s Barcelona’s unity which provides you stability and I invite everybody at Barcelona to consider what they’ll do for Barca.
“I’m right here to make choices, like convincing Leo to hold on, benefiting from the truth that he’s right here. He is aware of that.
” the love I maintain for you and we are going to do no matter it takes to maintain you right here. you can’t go away, Leo.
“We will be unable to do it alone. As our anthem says, we’re robust all collectively. Extra so in these most tough instances. We all know the right way to do it.
“When the pandemic is over our income will return. That will probably be fastened. There will probably be robust management, as a result of I’m well-accompanied. We’ll make choices. To defend the membership you need to dwell and breathe it and we try this as a lot as attainable.”