Laporta affirms that the renovation of Messi "progresses adequately"
The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, said this Monday that the renewal of Leo Messi, contract free after winning the Copa América and with a complicated economic fit, "it progresses adequately".
"(The renewal) is progressing adequately. What is certain is that we are very happy for him. All the Catalans, all of Barça, all Catalonia And I think the whole world of football is happy that Messi has won the Copa América. He also deserved it, "he declared.
Before going to see a performance by the illusionist Antonio Díaz, known as El Mago Pop, Laporta joked with the need for the magician's help to balance the club's accounts, but he limited himself to saying that he has spoken with Leo Messi and that the Argentine is "very happy" after winning with his team.
"I'm happy for Leo, who has managed to Argentina be in the elite again. Leo and his companions, obviously, also by Sergio Agüero. And also by Leo's family, by Argentina, by Barça, which is recognized, admired and loved for having this link with Leo, "he insisted.
Laporta recognized the Messi's merit for beating Brazil in Maracana and assured that "it is very exciting to see the best player in the history of football get excited about winning a title like this.
The Barça president considered that the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, should also have been happy about the achievement of Messi, since he is "a football man", although he did not reveal any news about the registration of the striker and the salary adjustment.