Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta warned that Lionel Messi will go away the membership if he’s not elected.
The Catalan membership will select their subsequent president on Sunday from an inventory of three candidates.
Laporta is up in opposition to Toni Freixa and Victor Font and the problem of Messi is certainly one of nice significance.
The Argentinian maestro tried to power his method out of the membership final summer season after changing into disillusioned with the route they have been heading in whereas his relationship with then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu was at an all-time low.
Messi was pressured to remain for a minimum of one other season however can go away in the summertime on a free switch.
Followers will hope whoever is elected can persuade the 33-year-old icon to remain at Barcelona for the remainder of his profession.
Laporta thinks that he’s the one candidate who has an opportunity of getting Messi to remain.
“I’ve a terrific relationship with Leo and he’ll contemplate no matter proposal I make,” he mentioned.
“If I don’t win, I’m positive that Leo is not going to keep at Barcelona. Messi will weigh up the supply we make him.
“I’m satisfied that if the opposite candidates win, Messi is not going to stay at Barcelona.
“He wasn’t blissful throughout [rival candidate, Toni] Freixa’s time on the board.
“He’s [Messi] not guided simply by cash. He desires a aggressive staff to win. I’m positive he’ll take heed to my supply, simply as I’m [sure] that if another person wins he’ll go away.”