Joan Laporta on Kylian Mbappe, Frenkie de Jong, Ousmane Dembele and Dani Alves
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Joan Laporta is aware of how difficult a task awaits him and will have many problems saving Barcelona from the financial crisis. Laporta compared this and the previous season. "Last year we were supposed to win the Primera.
This season we have been recovering from the blow and since the arrival of Xavi we have improved the game. We eliminated Napoli, we played with Real Madrid, the most important players are healthy ... We have not consolidated the team yet, there is a certain imbalance, but we are moving on.
This year we changed the coach, from the ninth place we reached the vice-champion title. Xavi did a great job and now is the time to strengthen the team. " Barcelona will have to be active in the summer market if they want to compete with strong teams.
"We have to make a team that will be of sufficient quality for the competitions we play. Champions League? Of course, we want to compete. I honestly thought that we could win the Primera this season on motivation, I foresaw that Real would start falling at the end of the season, but everything is fine.
We could not put pressure on the players to attack the title at any cost, because we were thin with goals. The season was good, but we want more. We understand everything because of the situation in which the club finds itself, but also the injuries that befell us.
" Financial stability seems to be a priority. "Xavi knows his players best, we need a team that can compete in the long run. But, our priority is the economic moment, to heal the club financially. The condition we inherited cannot be repaired in a year.
We have done a lot so far, which is really great. " Of course, one of the questions was whether Lewandowski would come to Barcelona. "Let the sports sector do its job. I can't talk about those details. People are working to make Barcelona have an even stronger team, but it is not easy due to the difficult financial situation.
I hope that in a year we will be able to say that we have largely cleaned up the club's finances. For this to happen we need to activate one of the two pending transactions. Once we sort out the situation in the coffers, we will be able to make big plans." Frenkie de Jong could leave Barcelona and sign a contract with Manchester United.
Laporta commented on that. "There are some Barcelona players on the market and we will do what is best for Barça. The sale will be not only for financial, but also for sports reasons. If we manage to settle our finances in time, there may be no need for sales.
Ousmane Dembele could also leave. "He wants to stay, but he is very tempted by other options because better conditions are offered than what we give. Our offer has been on the table for a long time, his agents have been asking for a deadline until the end of the season to respond to us.
We want that to happen before, but we can't force anything. Interpersonal relationships are great and Dembele knows that."
Alves and Mbappe
Dani Alves is mentioned as an option to leave. "He responded to the goals we set for him.
We are waiting for his decision. I would like him to stay, because he has adapted so well to the team and his stay would not disturb the financial fair play. He wants to play in the World Cup and if he continues with the games from this season, there will be no winter for him.
" Barcelona is in the game for Kylian Mbappe: "Watch out, I will immediately say that we will never allow ourselves to enter the dimension of complete madness with finances, as long as I am in the club. People, Mbappe is asking for a net salary of 50,000,000 euros.
He is the highest level of world football. However, even such a player does not guarantee winning the Champions League, as you can see. That must be taken into account. We cannot talk about salaries of 25,000,000, 30,000,000 or 40,000,000 euros.
It would not be fair to those who are in Barcelona now and have agreed to reduced salaries to help the club. Our players should be a reference in the world of football, so that our identity is recognizable everywhere."