This is the opinion of a former manager of FC Barcelona, who denounces the disastrous financial situation of the Catalan club.
“Messi will not come to Barca”. This is the sentence launched by Jaume Llopis, a former manager of FC Barcelona who resigned after the departure of the Argentinian, in 2021. Since then, he regularly criticizes the president Joan Laporta, and accuses the Catalan club of being secretly directed by Florentino Perez, Real Madrid boss.
economics teacher, Jaume Llopis spoke again about the financial situation of the Catalan club, that he judges “dramatic”. While Laporta recently presented the financing of Espai Barça, an ambitious project to renovate and modernize the club’s facilities, Llopis assures that this project is ” illegal “and will be « I answered for the partners » of Barca.
The former leader also denounces the maneuvers of Laporta, who sold many Barça assets to free up funds to revive the club. “He mortgaged the most important rights. He will have a debt of 3 or 4 billion euros; it is something impossible to render”believes Llopis, who fears that Barça will abandon their current format to become an LLC.
And Messi in all this? He won’t come, therefore, and the rumors about his return are just one “another smokescreen” pour “cover up the club’s problems”.