Revealed: Laporta's reported 1st message to Puig after winning election

Revealed: Laporta's reported 1st message to Puig after winning election

"If you keep laughing, I will make you triumph," Joan Laporta told Riqui Puig after becoming Barcelona president for the second time on March 7, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Ronald Koeman, however, is not among the La Masia graduates biggest fans as he's given Puig a total of 63 minutes of playing time since Laporta's electrical win.

The 21-year-old has played a total of 546 minutes across all competitions this season so far.

What's more, the midfielder hasn't been listed in Barca's eight-man list of 'untouchables' for the forthcoming transfer window and thus there's a possibility of Riqui's exit from Camp Nou this summer.


Barca pick 8 'untouchable' players – Puig not on the list (reliability: 4 stars)

Barcelona have selected 8 'untouchable' players – those who can't be sold under any circumstances.

Interestingly, players like Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Riqui Puig are not on the list.

Barca's biggest problem is that most 'unwanted' players are on high wages. It is expected that the club will hold talks with some of them regarding their current deals.

Earlier, it was revealed that Barca would be certainly ready to part ways with 4 players, Antoine Griezmann included.

Griezmann and Dembele among 13 players that could leave Barca this summer (reliability: 4 stars)

According to Deportes Cuatro, Joan Laporta is looking to clean up the dressing room at Barcelona, and up to 13 players could leave this summer.

However, there are a few nuances with some of the players. Dembele, for example, will only be sold if he refuses to extend his contract which expires already in 2022.

The likes of Pique, Busquets, Roberto and Alba will be offered to undergo a pay cut and accept a lesser role at Camp Nou. If they refuse, Barca will proceed to sell them.

Source: Mundo Deportivo