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Barcelona president Laporta on Bartomeu’s letter – full of lies

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Barcelona president Laporta on Bartomeu’s letter – full of lies

Barcelona president Laporta on Bartomeu’s letter - full of lies

Barcelona had been in shock after losing Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain due to a dire financial situation. Messi wanted to stay at the Spanish football club however, last season he was on an edge to exit the Catalan club due to a poor season. He later agreed on a one-year contract and then president Josep Bartomeu resigned. It was previously reported that former Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has penned an open letter regarding the existing crisis at the club blaming current Blaugrana president Joan Laporta. Barca now president Laporta has commented on Bartomeu’s letter stating it’s full of lies.

“I received Bartomeu’s letter and read it closely – it is full of lies with an effort to justify management that is just unjustifiable. It’s an exercise in desperation. I don’t agree with Bartomeu’s numbers and figures either. I absolutely disagree. They [the former board] are responsible until March 17, 2021 [when new elections have been held] and the consequences of their management. No one will escape their responsibilities”, – Laporta responded to his predecessor during the press conference, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has also elucidated on Lionel Messi’s departure. “We are convinced that the decision that should’ve been made has been made. Messi’s situation is sad but necessary. The institution is above all. I think it’s been a relationship that has lasted a long time. In the end, it has deteriorated. It is the law of life. We have advanced the post-Messi era by two years. Messi is the best and he also has his aspirations. I have contradictory feelings regarding his presentation in PSG, but I feel like I saw a happy Messi. I’m happy for him because he deserves it”, – Laporta told the press, as per Diario Sport.

He also held the press conference explaining the current economic situation at the club earlier today. “Barca has a negative net worth of 451 million euros. Our debt is €1.35 billion. Our salaries represent 103% of the club’s total income. That’s 20 to 25 percent more than our competitors. We’ve found ourselves in a difficult economic situation and it’s very worrying”, – Laporta said, as reported by the club’s press office.

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