Since the return of Laporte as Barcelona president, one of his target is to convince Messi to stay at the club.
“Leo is the best player in the world, he is a player who is deeply rooted in the club, who loves Barca,” said Laporta after the final against Athletic in Seville.
“I am convinced that he wants to stay and we already know that we are going to do everything in our power, within the possibilities of the club, to ensure he continues with us. It is what we want the most.”
Messi help Barcelona to defeat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.