Toni Freixa told how to pretend to be the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ of the Catalan club, which is deep in debt and could lose Lionel Messi at the end of the season
THE Barcelona is sinking into a serious financial crisis, experiencing a bad time in recent seasons and is on the verge of losing Lionel Messi, the greatest player in his history, who should not renew his contract at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Still, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the Spanish club, which can count on stars like Erling Braut Haaland, do Borussia Dortmund, and even Kylian Mbappé, do Paris Saint Germain. Who guarantees is Toni Freixa, candidate for the presidency of the Catalan team. In an interview with the radio “RAC 1”, he said that he signed a pre-agreement with an investor for the injection of 250 million euros (R $ 1.6 billion) at the club, being able to sign contracts in the next transfer window.
“As a consequence, we will have the necessary funds to improve the financial situation substantially, and Barça will hire three different players, two for attack positions and one for defense, which will allow us to compete at the highest level again. We have talked to the players and the clubs to which they belong, so that we can close when we are at the club ”commented Toni Freixa. “We have a maxim and we will never talk about players until we introduce them. It is a bad strategy, as it can be a tray for other clubs to step into the negotiation. (Hiring Mbappé and Haaland) It is absolutely possible. That’s what you have to do, bring different players ”, he added.
Toni Freixa, who is running for the presidential election on March 7, also revealed that, if elected, he will make Ronald Koeman continue as coach. As for a possible deal to renew Lionel Messi’s contract, he lost it. “We talk to your surroundings, to your father, but these are private conversations, which I don’t have to reveal. I am confident that Messi will wait to decide and that the opportunity is open ”, he concluded.