January 6 After Barcelona defeated Interz in the Copa del Rey, Barcelona Chairman Laporta accepted
In an interview, he offered his views on issues such as the UEFA Premier League, club finances and ownership models.
Quick questions and answers for Laporta
a favorite song
"Honky Tonk Woman of the Rolling Stones."
how is harvey doing
"I love classic Westerns."
Did you cry when Messi won the World Cup?
"Yes, I was touched, for Messi, it’s very important."
Haaland or Mbappe
"I prefer Dembele and Lewandowski."
Opinions expressed by Laporta
Lack of transparency in player transfers
"In the deal with Spotify there are intermediaries who charge according to the market, Darren Dein is a necessary player to get the deal done, and in Lewandowski’s signing, his agent Zahavi also gets paid
, but definitely not 10 million euros."
own son in Barcelona
"My son cannot represent the Barcelona players. He was born in football and in the Barcelona environment and is committed to recruiting young players for his agent, but the insurmountable red line is doing business with Barcelona. He has his bottom line."
Relationship with Tebas
"Our personal relationship was never good, it was tense indeed. Tebas is a complicated person and they should be more concerned with reviving the football audience on TV, increasing the revenue of Spanish football… We have a team within the club dedicated to it
Analyzing the legislation of the league, they changed the constitution of the league, we know it’s not right, we are defenders of financial control, but if you compare the Premier League to La Liga … it’s for him to see."
English teams outside the UEFA Premier League
"We’re going to have a European competition with the Premier League, I’m sure the English teams won’t come in at first, we hope they will come in, but I don’t think initially they won’t, but everything will end in a merger in the future."
UEFA Premier League set for 2025
"In March or April, we will have a decision on the UEFA Super League, which will be a very important decision and, I think, will benefit the club. The UEFA Super League will be an open competition. If the competition is not open
, I would not be in the project. We want the government to belong to the clubs, I want UEFA to have one more seat at the governance table, and if the resolution is favorable, I think the UEFA Super League will be a reality in 2025."
Barça’s ownership model is unshakable
"I’m the president of Barça and I’m responsible for maintaining the ownership model of the club, the partners must always be the owners. Goldman Sachs has very cool people on the team, JPMorgan too, they know very well that ownership is untouchable, we work very well together,
They don’t pose any threat to us and they are trying to complete the deal with Barcelona in 2023."