FC Barcelona made the decision to let Lionel Messi go during the last summer transfer window. A choice that the management does not regret.
More than two decades after joining FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi was forced to change tune. Unable to offer him a new contract due to a catastrophic economic situation, the Catalan club therefore decided to say goodbye to the six-fold Ballon d’Or. Now player of Paris Saint Germain, the Argentine doesn’t seem to be really missed by all of the club’s executives. According to some, including Eduard Romeu, the departure of Messi would even be beneficial.
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In an interview with Sport, the vice-president of FC Barcelona in charge of the economic sector returned to the end of the adventure between his club and the player, and in particular on the non-renewal of the contract of the two parties. ” As a club, it was an operation we couldn’t afford because it did not fit into our economic plan. We could have possibly carried out the operation with the HVAC contract, but it was still a poisoned gift that we recommended not to accept. “
“Barça is much more important than a player”
Keeping Lionel Messi would therefore have looked like a poison for the Blaugrana club. And for Eduard Romeu, the departure of Lionel Messi did not have such a bad impact, at least in terms of the economy of FC Barcelona. ” If we look at the side of the sponsors, there is no difference. Only one complained. The Barça brand is much more important than a player. […] The institution has been endangered and the president (Joan Laporta) has already said that no one can get above the club. He made the right decision. “Without Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona has had a disastrous start to the season, whether in the league or in the Champions League.
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