“We do not contemplate any Messi’s departure at the contractual level. We want him to stay. ” Ramon Planes, the new technical secretary of the Barcelona, who has barely been in office for a week, has been the club’s first official voice since the Barça star sent a burofax to communicate his desire to leave the Camp Nou.
“Our idea is to build a winning cycle around the best player in the world and in history”, insisted the executive, convinced that Messi must be the leader of the project (“We have a roadmap,” said Planes) that is designing the Barcelona.
Not break up the marriage
“You must have a enormous respect because he is the best player in history. And I think the future is positive, last week we presented Pedri and now Trincao “, has indicated Planes, who happened in the position to Eric Abidal, who resigned last week after the dismissal of Quique Setién, precisely because he was not summoned to a meeting with Messi.
“Leo has given a lot to Barça. A lot. People see a great marriage between Barça and Leo, which has brought great joy to the fans. We must all fight for this to go ahead, “said Planes in what was the club’s first official message after the” perplexity “caused by the announcement by the Barça captain.
“We cannot make this a dispute between Leo and Barça. Neither of them deserves it. Neither Leo nor Barça. We continue to do internal work to build a winning Barça “, the executive specified, indicating that” there is no division in the board and whoever understands football wants to have Leo in his team. “