JJuan Laporta returned to the presidency Barcelona in March 2021 with the aim of restoring the optimism of a fan base that had been anesthetized Joseph Maria Bartomeusluggish and wasteful management of the club.
As soon as he arrived, he was on the verge of achieving a league and cup double, thwarted by an unexpected miss at home against Grenade in the Santander League.
Then he betrayed his intuition not to continue Ronald Koeman and carried this decision to the eventual dismissal of the Dutchman, which gave way to the arrival Javi Hernandez.
In between, the president found himself at the center of a thorny Super League issue with juventus as well as RealMadridwhich is still at an impasse, but which, according to its founders, will not derail until a final decision is made.
Now this summer Laporta and his team activated so-called economic leverage by selling future assets for cash.
If a Barcelona decided that the leverage formula would allow them to sign players, renew their optimism and compete at the highest level, what’s wrong with that?
Barcelona they are the team that signed the most and the best players in the summer of 2022. They stepped up every aspect by signing the best defender in Jules Kunde and world class striker Robert Lewandowski.
I am amazed at the bewilderment and denial that these perfectly legal actions have caused.
We all know that La Liga does not have free rein for any of its clubs. If a Barcelona sign players, it is because the strict economic rules of the competition allow them to do so. There can be no doubt about this.
For the Catalan club to mortgage its future or sell the rights depends on the members who were called to the polls to have their say. So leverage is welcome.