Messi could leave Barcelona due to club's board, I'm scared - Former Barca president Joan Laporta

 Messi could leave Barcelona due to club's board - Former Barca president Joan Laporta

Previous Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has conceded he's "terrified" headliner Lionel Messi may leave the club because of the current load up individuals that control issues at the club. 

Messi is contracted at Camp Nou until 2021 yet there have been reports that he has issues with Barca's present president Josep Maria Bartomeu and other board individuals, with further reports demonstrating that the Argentine is thinking about his future at the club he has played for since the age of 12. 

Bartomeu as of late said Messi will re-sign and likely observe out his profession at Barcelona yet Laporta has noticed Barca's present board individuals could compel their star into a corner and cause him to reevaluate his future. 

"I need him to remain in 2021 however I am frightened that a terrible choice of this board could bring about an irreversible choice," Laporta said of Messi at an occasion at Sant Joan de Deu medical clinic on Wednesday. 

"It's not BarcaGate, it's BartoGate, I am stressed over how the status of the club is being put in danger."


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Laporta, who wants to run for Barcelona president again, has also warned club legend Xavi against returning to manage the club until new board members are brought in.
"If I was Xavi, I would never be back with this board," Laporta said. 
"Every day I have more desire to take part in the election. Some concrete conditions are needed for me to feel comfortable to run right now rather than resist for a few more years." 

Speaking in May, Laporta revealed he'd love for Pep Guardiola to return and manage the club. 
"I'm working to introduce myself as a presidential candidate," Laporta told TV3.
"I've been president before and I'm excited to be back. The situation in 2021 will be dramatic and we'll have to reverse it. I'm working with people I trust.
“I would very much like Guardiola to come back, but now he is at City and it is a decision that Pep should take. He is a benchmark for Barcelona and many Catalans would like him to train Barca again.
“At the right time, I will speak to the person we think should be Barca coach from 2021.”

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