Former Barcelona President, Joan Laporta, has revealed the Blaugrana turned down Inter’s €250m bid to sign Leo Messi in 2006.
Laporta served as Barcelona’s president from 2003 to 2010 and he has now officially announced his bid to become president again after Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignations.
Speaking to Radio Onda Cero on Monday, he revealed he turned down a massive Inter bid to sign Leo Messi in 2006.
“Nobody who loves Barcelona can have doubts about Messi. I hope I can be named president and then I’ll speak with him.
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“We rejected a €250m offer coming from Inter in 2006. [Massimo] Moratti wanted to bring him to his club.
“We have a plan to recover the dramatic economic situation of the club,” Laporta continued.
“We can fix the world but we can make it a better place and we want to do it through hard word, passion and love. We want to bring happiness to people, it’s not an electoral promise. It’s an ethical, civic, moral and commitment.”