Laporta slams PSG on Messi’s transfer talk

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Barcelona presidential aspirant, Joan Laporta has blasted PSG, making threats against  the French giants to take legal action on their impudence on Lionel Messi transfer talk.

Recall that the Argentine international is an admired player by big guns across Europe– like Manchester City, PSG, and Inter Milan- since the 33 year forward has requested for his departure from Nou Camp, but the French giants are the number suitor for the Barcelona ace.

Lionel Messi

The club’s number ten sent a notification of his departure to the club management, but there’s a clause binding his contract which act as a stumbling block against him.    

Former Barcelona chief has threatened Messi with legal sanctions but the player withdrew his request, making a choice to spent his remain six months of his contract.

In tandem, PSG chief, Leonardo said that he would like to seal deal of the player.

Joan Laporta and Lionel Messi

But the Spanish political figure has taken offence in the varying comments as regards the Barca talisman.

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“It is disrespectful to Barca that clubs like PSG publicly say they are going to sign Messi. This coming from a club-state that have bypassed the rules. We cannot allow clubs and states the luxury of destabilising another club.” he told Goal

“We cannot allow clubs and states the luxury of destabilising another club.” He added

Laporta has planned to liaise with world football bodies-UEFA and FIFA- to sanction  PSG. He further said the French giants must abstain Barca’s star player.  

“In that sense, we will have to speak with UEFA and FIFA to avoid such actions. PSG must abstain from [talking about Messi].

However, Laporta is unhappy with PSG’s attempts to unsettle Messi while he is still officially under contract with Barca.

“It is out of place for another club to speak about him. And, at the moment, there is no president in place to respond to this lack of respect.”

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The Barcelona presidential election is set to hold in March 7, at which Laporta is among the aspirants vying for the seat.

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