Lionel Messi’s brother, Matias, has savaged Barcelona and membership president Joan Laporta, saying his sibling ‘is not going to return’.
Talking on a Twitch stream, Matias made some startling revelations concerning the membership the place Messi made his repute as one of many biggest gamers of all time, amid rumours of a possible return.
Messi joined Barca as a baby in 2000, the place he went on to turn into a membership and footballing legend with 4 Champions League titles, ten LaLigas, and a document seven Ballon d’Ors.
The love affair got here to a teary finish in 2021 when the Catalans couldn’t afford to re-sign their biggest ever participant amid monetary chaos, and he then bid farewell earlier than becoming a member of Paris Saint-Germain at no cost.
That departure got here after the return of Joan Laporta, who arrived for his second stint as membership president in 2021, virtually 11 years after his first.
Asserting the membership was in a crippling £1.16billion value of debt from the earlier regime, it appeared unimaginable to pay Messi, however his brother has different ideas.
Talking on his son Tomy’s Twitch channel, via Mundo Deportivo, Matias stated: “We is not going to return to Barcelona, and if we do, we’ll return to do an excellent cleansing.
“Amongst them, we’ll ship Laporta out. How ungrateful, with all the pieces Messi gave to Barcelona.
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“The people should have gone out to make a march so that Laporta leaves and Messi stays.
“The Spanish are lukewarm and the Catalans are traitors. My mum told Lionel once: ‘They’re going to pay you like Ronaldinho’.”
Matias, Messi’s eldest brother, then made the claim that the Argentina World Cup-winning captain is bigger than his old club.
“I don’t know what you think, but for me, Barca is starting to be known for Messi,” he said.
“Before, no one knew him, only in Madrid. Then, to be paid like this is not good…
“Anyone who has had the opportunity to go to Barcelona and enters the Barca Museum will see that the museum is Messi.
“Messi is greater than Barcelona, however the individuals didn’t display for Laporta to depart and Messi to remain.”
Requested to debate a topic apart from his brother, Matias was questioned about Barca’s new nice skills, Pedri and Gavi, and isn’t an enormous fan of both.
“I don’t like both Gavi or Pedri,” he stated. “But when I’ve to decide on one of many two, I’ll stick with Gavi. He’s a little bit of a insurgent.”
Mundo Deportivo reached out to Messi’s representatives for remark, they usually responded by saying: “Matias Messi ‘s opinion is nothing greater than a private and particular person opinion made based on his ideas and opinions, which doesn’t must coincide with that of Leo or different relations.”
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- ‘Lionel Messi is greater than Barcelona’, says brother Matias, who reveals Paris Saint-Germain star ‘is not going to return’ and savages ‘ungrateful’ president Joan Laporta and Catalan ‘traitors’
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