Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Farre Tuesday stated that he would work to ensure Lionel Messi stays on the Catalan giants ought to he be elected subsequent month, and hinted at a unbelievable bid for Neymar by the cash-strapped membership.
Farre was promoter of the movement that led to earlier membership chief Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation and with elections set for January 24 has been attempting to draw help for his candidacy by providing free tattoos and pizzas with the Barca crest to followers who supported his bid for the highest job.
The 45-year-old businessman and engineer stated his precedence is convincing Messi to remain regardless of the disillusioned Argentina ahead’s bid to go away within the shut season and the very fact he can start negotiating a departure subsequent summer time within the new 12 months.
“Conserving maintain of Messi is essential… I hope that on January 25, after successful the election, the very first thing I’ll do is signal his new contract,” he informed AFP.
“I cannot reveal any personal conversations however we’re engaged on it. All Leo desires in the long run is to remain at Barca, and I am certain there can be no drawback.
“I don’t consider that we should half with our greatest gamers. Barca wants its finest gamers. If we’ve got the most effective gamers, we win titles and we convey in additional income.”
Barca have been rocked by boardroom strife, precarious funds and Messi’s try to go away in 2020, they usually sit 9 factors behind present La Liga leaders Actual Sociedad, who they welcome to the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Regardless of admitting Barca’s monetary scenario was “dangerous”, he was optimistic the membership’s tough scenario may very well be higher managed and even advised signing Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar could be “the world’s finest funding”.
Brazil’s Neymar, who gained the 2015 Champions League with Barca alongside Messi and Luis Suarez, not too long ago stated he wish to play once more with Messi.
“I might be delighted to have him right here. He is the second-best footballer on the planet, a spectacular participant,” stated Farre.
“This establishment wants some pleasure, and Neymar has a smile on his face. He would price Barca little or no, as a result of he helps promote rights, duplicate shirts, promoting and sponsorships.”
The checklist of candidates can be made official on December 23, and amongst these additionally contesting the election is former president Joan Laporta, who made his candidacy official two weeks in the past.
Laporta was on the helm from 2003-2010, a interval which included 4 La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs.
An election marketing campaign can be fought over January 15-23 earlier than the membership’s stake-holding members vote both at their Camp Nou stadium or in regional workplaces throughout the nation.