All of those fighting to become Barcelona president has to deal with the elephant in the room, and that is the fact that Messi is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the club from January 1 and can leave for free next summer.

Jordi Farre wants to create the Messi brand

Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Farre made it clear that he wants to turn Lionel Messi into a Michael Jordan-esque figure. All of those fighting to become Barcelona president has to deal with the elephant in the room, and that is the fact that Messi is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the club from January 1 and can leave for free next summer. “We have already talked to the family; we presented them with a project,” Farre told reporters when asked about Messi. “Leo is going to stay, and we are very clear about that because Leo wants to stay. We have to give him a life project. It will go beyond the years after he finishes playing for Barcelona, ​​I want him to be the honorary president of the club.

 

“I want to turn Messi into Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls. And help him create the Messi brand, like Jordan did, to give him continuity.”

Another Barcelona presidential candidate, Emili Rousaud, said on Thursday that he intends to bring Neymar back to the club if he is elected, which Farre said he would also be in favour if seen as the best thing to do. “We are working to bring the best with the sports director and the secretariat,” he said. “If they tell me that Neymar is the best, I will go for it. He also wants to come to Barcelona. Being one of the best means that we have to go and get him.”