Joan Laporta set off the alarms in Barcelona, with a statement that no one expected

By Alexis Almosnino

Joan Laporta set off the alarms in Barcelona, with a statement that no one expected

The president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, reviewed his first 100 days in office in an extensive interview with ‘La Vanguardia’. The Catalan lawyer began to put order.

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100 days have passed since Joan Laporta took the reins of FC Barcelona. The Catalan lawyer assumed the presidency of the Barcelona club for the second time in the midst of an institutional and sports crisis. Although things have begun to improve, the manager has acknowledged in an interview with the newspaper ‘La Vanguardia’ that the current situation of the Catalans is not entirely encouraging. Upon his arrival at the Camp Nou, he found everything uphill.

"I have found the club worse than I expected, and that I already expected it in a very complicated situation", said the Barça president, making it clear that Barcelona has begun to have a totally different managerial control. “Now I and my board are in charge. We come from a time when no one was in charge here”, added the president, where he hopes to return the institution to the order where it was before Josep María Bartomeu. “Everything will be explained, because otherwise we would become accomplices. They always appear in contracts. There are things that need to be explained and I am going to ask the previous board to do so. I do not rule out any action", Laporta said.

On the other hand, the top leader of FC Barcelona has anticipated that it will be an atypical transfer market for the club. If there is a need to further strengthen the squad, you will have no choice but to resort to player exchanges and the hiring of free agents. “We have found a staff with outdated salaries; juggling will have to be done. The only thing that the market will allow will be exchanges and barters. As for sales, unfortunately there will be few", confessed Laporta.

Along the same lines, the former Catalan parliamentarian confessed his enthusiasm for winning the Champions League with the new players who have arrived at the Camp Nou in recent weeks, the most prominent being ‘Kun’, who arrives from Manchester City. “There will be three or four more signings. We are creating a very competitive team. We are going to compete to win the Champions League”, he pointed out.

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