“When I was president of Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid did not win a Champions League,” Laporta told reporters.

If elected, Laporta will try to turn the tide

Joan Laporta has reminded Barcelona and Real Madrid fans that Los Blancos did not manage to clinch a Champions League trophy during his tenure as president of the Catalan club. The Barcelona presidential candidate also claimed that if he wins the upcoming elections. He will try to bring the Blaugrana back to the top of European football. “When I was president of Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid did not win a Champions League,” Laporta told reporters. “So if I get elected, I hope to turn the tide again”. Laporta sent a message to Paris Saint-Germain. They are reportedly interested in signing Lionel Messi for a free transfer this summer.

“I read that PSG are making financial losses and we will talk about whether they can make transfers and what kind of signings,” Laporta added. “We have to respect our actions, and we would also ask PSG to be respectful with Barcelona and not try to destabilize us”. Laporta also brushed aside the label of favourite in Barcelona’s presidential elections. Which were pushed back to March 7 due to COVID-19 restrictions in Catalonia. “We are going to the elections with victorious morale because we are working on trying to win. But I do not feel like a favourite or a winner,” Laporta said. “It would be disrespectful.”