As in a horror movie, Joan Laporta is pursued by a voice that repeats a question. Or several: "President, what about Messi's future?" "Is Messi back at Barcelona?" "Presi, will Messi come? Do you bring Messi or not? Bring it!" "Is Leo's thing difficult...?".
Lionel Messi will no longer play for PSG. In case there were any doubts, this Sunday the Rosario said goodbye to his great friend Neymar and closed his stage in Paris: "Brother, it did not go as we thought," he wrote in an emotional post. Leo's future is uncertain. Barcelona did not advance thoroughly before his imminent departure from Galtier's team and the Argentine will not want to go through a situation similar to that of 2019 (when, after obtaining the Copa America with Argentina, Barcelona decided not to rehire him) and this week he could make a decision, which does not mean that he communicates it immediately.
Faced with the hesitant movements of president Joan Laporta, the maximum responsible for Messi leaving Barcelona two years ago, fans began to worry. Both coach Xavi, who has already said he wants to have Leo in his team, and the Blaugrana boss cannot take a step without being asked: "What about Messi".
This weekend, at the celebration of the Women's Champions League in Plaça Sant Jaume, President Laporta set out to greet the fans and the question was not long in coming: "Hey, mister, what about Messi," he heard until he was fed up.
After taking some selfies, the manager identified one of those present who was asking more insistently and snatched the phone from his hand.
"Whoever does what he can, is not obliged to do more," he had answered before without thinking too much about the number of cell phones that registered him. And then he chose to lower his profile with a "it's hard, we'll see." But the question continued in loop and Laporta exploded: "You'll see if Messi is difficult," he said and removed the phone of the fan who followed him.
The departure of Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets from Barcelona seemed to open the doors to the Financial Fair Play that LaLiga demands for the arrival of Leo. However, the answers of the club's leaders suggest that the situation is more difficult than the Barça fans want.