Saturday, 16 May 2009

Next Madrid president could be tempting Messi

Madrid sports tabloid As claims that Barcelona thinks that Real Madrid presidential candidate Florentino Pérez is tempting Barcelona attacker and Argentinian international Lionel Messi (21).

Barcelona board member Xavier Sala Martín would have said in a private conversation that he thinks that Pérez has sounded out Messi.

If the next president of Real Madrid would be able to find a personal agreement with the player, he believes that Barcelona would be forced to negotiate on Messi's buyout clause of 150 million euro°. Barcelona attacker and Spanish international Andrés Iniesta (25) would be the other Barcelona player on the list.

Asked about the statement of Pérez that he didn't exclude signing a Barcelona player (read more here), Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said to journalists that he thinks trying to sign a Barcelona player would be a waste of time: "I thank him for the praising words, but I didn't like the fact that he left the door open in a kind of mysterious way for a possible signing of a Barça player. If he would do it, I would consider that to be a sporting aggression.

Florentino Pérez is a respectable man and he knows about sportsmanship. The relations between the clubs are at this moment agreeable and absolutely respectful and we hope things to stay this way, whoever the next president of Real Madrid will be, Florentino Pérez or somebody else.

I also advise him not to try to sign a player, because he will fail, firstly because the players who are at Barcelona are committed to the club, and therefore any attempt would be in vain. So I would be thankful if he didn't dedicate time to try and destabilise Barcelona. He will not obtain anything and the truth is that it wouldn't be worth the time and the effort."

Read more:
Next Madrid president keeps pushing for Iniesta
Madrid having difficulties to understand Messi
Next Madrid president not excluding Barca signing

12 comments:

pep said...

150 million euro =

200 million us dollar
135 million british pound

Leo10 said...

Oh yea suree

groga said...

Both Marca and As say today that Kaka will be the first big signing of Madrid. 65 million euro...

sashi said...

yeah rite... well said Laporta... tempt my ass u moron!!!

jazzy said...

nooo...
laporta.. dont tell him the truth..
let them try to buy messi, xavi, iniesta.. let them waist their time trying. and they would end up not buying anyone or just a flop player.. like they use too... :p

Areign said...

also jesus, madrid have also been linked with jesus. sports paper marca claims that perez is looking to buy jesus for around 55 million euros. also madrid have been linked with a lion. and....yup thats everyone.

jazzy said...

i always thought jesus would go around 100-200 million..
and i heard bout thaT lion too..
his name is "ASLAN" (erhmm..*narnia).. he could do "magic" around the field, and the only one true thing the YAYA feared.. :p

Marc4barca said...

lol @ areign and jazzy.

kamikaze kontiki said...

I am not sure why Laporta has to react every time Perez mentions Barça players. It reflects a nervousness which is quite unnecessary in my opinion.

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ninzy said...

kami i think its just right that laporta reacts. its time someone calls out madrid's underhanded ways, give it a proper name. its good though he speaks in a elaborately civilized way so that also everyone knows how ridiculous their ploys are. they should elect casillas as president, at least he knows what the problem is - madrid needs to develop a real cantera not rely on importing all these foreign players who care more abt the money than the team itself. the game v valencia showed it all.

Gloria said...

If Floren's policy is to buy expensive toies he didn't get the message Barça has delivered this year...

Namely, most of Pep's team talent is homegrown cantera, the players are basically the same that they were in the last season (but better disciplined/motivated/trained), and the few newly acquired players (Piqué, Alves) are sound team players, but not the star players ("pretty galactic boys") Florentino is fond of buying.

Of course, this'll mean very amusing soap-opera covers at Marca and As, you know, poor Cinderellas who dream about coming to Real Madrid, and whose evil-stepmother Clubs won't let them until Charming Prince Florentino releases them (Mr. Fernandez seems pretty unaware that his player-stealing techniques have not precisely made RM popular among European clubs)

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