After Xavi and perhaps waiting for Lionel Messi, another great old man could return to FC Barcelona. Deco is thus tipped to be appointed sporting director of the Blaugranas.
Another great old-timer is about to return to FC Barcelona. According to RAC-1, Deco is the favorite to take over from Mateu Alemany as the Catalan club’s sporting director. The departure of the leader (who would be leaving for Aston Villa) was announced this week by the Blaugranas.
Deco wore the colors of Barça between 2004 and 2008, and he notably won the Champions League in 2006. Close to President Joan Laporta, the former Portuguese international, Brazilian by birth, has been Barça’s eye in recent seasons. Brazil and Portugal. He doesn’t have a day-to-day role at the club, so his appointment as sporting director would mark his real return to prominence with Barca. Former agent of Raphinha, Deco had also facilitated the arrival of the winger who passed through Stade Rennais.
According to AS, the former midfielder is also very close to Alejandro Echevarría, a leader on whom Joan Laporta relies to negotiate the return of a certain Lionel Messi to Barça. The possible appointment of Deco is therefore a positive signal concerning a possible comeback of the legendary Argentine No. 10…