At the press conference on the final departure of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, president of the Catalan club, stated that the operation with the international fund CVC mortgages the club's television rights for 50 years. The words of the boss of the blaugranas found a quick response from the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, who denied each of the words of his Barça pair on social media while he was still in front of the media.
“You know that the CVC operation does not mortgage the TV rights of @FCB 50 years, what it does is that they have more value for all the clubs and so you can mortgage them to your banks and solve the great debt. That's how you understood it hours ago ”, wrote Tebas on social networks, while Laporta spoke to the media.
The Barça president said that LaLiga wanted Leo Messi to continue in Spain, although the club had to fulfill something that it could not when finding "an inheritance that exceeds the allowed salary limit", for the next season in Spanish football.
"We would have entered the 'Fair Play' if we agreed to enter into an operation that we do not see, we would receive an amount of money in exchange for mortgaging our television rights for half a century and it is not what is convenient for the entity," said Laporta.