Barcelona, now without a president, will go through a period of propaganda from the presidential candidates. From the most famous candidates, two people look like winning more Culé hearts. Former president Joan Laporta and Victor Font will not work together, but their projects seem like the most coherent ones.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Font gave his insights about the whole Lionel Messi situation. The businessman plans to get back some club legends. From those legends, he named the obvious ones in Xavi Hernandez, Pep Guardiola, Andrés Iniesta, or Carles Puyol but also spoke about Oscar Garcia Junyet or Juan Villa, who both left the club a few years ago. Font believes he has to reunite these major figures for Barcelona to regain their status back.
“People like Pep Guardiola, like Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol do not work for Barça today. It doesn’t make any sense. We need to bring them back. We need to give them the right responsibilities.”Victor Font in his interview with Sky Sports
Font seems ambitious. The candidate spoke assertively about his project, and he intends to win the Champions League. He touts his project as a ‘very competitive’ one and even goes one step further by implying that Messi needs it. If this is true, Font looks like an earnest candidate for the presidency.
“Messi needs to understand that he’s part of a very competitive project that aspires to win the next Champions League.”Victor Font in his interview with Sky Sports
Along with Font, many will try to get that job at FC Barcelona, but the businessman has been so talkative about his project. Speaking so highly of it might propel his project into pole position. However, after years of shady business, having a president this transparent and knowledgeable is a plus.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.