The culé president is more interested in the return of Messi than the continuity of this player, who is earning the label of untouchable by the Catalan coach. First clashes inside the Barça team.
The requirements for Lionel Messi return to FC Barcelona They have not changed, Joan Laporta must lower the wage bill yes or yes. With this purpose, the Barca president is working on the departure of several players whose performance has not been up to the task. But also with those who have an important poster and who are currently earning high salaries in the team.
In that section is a player whom Xavi Hernández and the new sports director, Deco, consider important at Barcelona. We are referring to the Brazilian Raphinha, a striker who has had an irregular performance throughout the season. In fact, Laporta had met with the coach about the sale of the player. It seems that the Catalan coach allowed himself to be convinced by the sports management.
Joan Laporta ignores Xavi and advances the departure of Raphinha in Barcelona
The Blaugrana top manager sees the departure of the Carioca attacker with double benefit. On the one hand, they will get rid of a high salary that will help lower the wage bill. On the other, an income that will allow you to recover the investment and also earn a few extra millions. And it is that right now the right-handed end has offers from the Premier League.
The English league is known to buy and sell players at high cost. Well, for Raphinha they are offering close to 80 million euros, which returns the investment of 58 kilos made at the beginning of the season. The clubs leading the operation are Chelsea, Arsenal and of course Newcastle. However, Laporta hopes that more will continue to arrive.
Xavi proposes a solution to Laporta so that Raphinha continues at FC Barcelona and they sign Messi
As the idea is to lower the salary mass and at the same time take out players who are not contributing to the team sportingly, Xavi has a more feasible solution. The coach places two sacrificed to reduce expenses, at the same time that they keep the Brazilian and later gestate the return of Lionel Messi. These are none other than Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati.
The Valencian and the Spanish-Bisa-Guinean have been out of FC Barcelona’s plans for a long time, and this is the opportunity to direct their exits. Luckily for Laporta, the pair of discards have a poster, especially the 20-year-old attacker. So if they manage to sell these players, they will not only keep Raphinha, but they will be able to sign La Pulga again.