Spanish lawyer Joan Laporta (C) delivers a speech at the auditorium of the Camp Nou complex after winning the election for the FC Barcelona presidency on March 7, 2021 in Barcelona. – Joan Laporta, 58, returned as Barcelona president today after winning the club’s elections by a clear margin, with his central pledge to try to persuade Lionel Messi to stay. Laporta was last president at Barca between 2003 and 2010, which included overseeing the hugely successful appointment of Pep Guardiola as coach and the iconic treble-winning team of 2008-9. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members.
Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus are the only clubs yet to withdraw officially from the breakaway competition, which lasted just 48 hours before the project imploded.
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