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But, Laporta has some words of comfort for the Camp Nou faithful.
What did Laporta say about Messi?
“Messi? The message is tranquillity and patience,” he told Mundo Deportivo.
“At times, you have to play the game of marbles. All will be well.
“The professionals are doing a good job. We are very satisfied with how everything is progressing, but you already know that it’s a special market that requires patience and skill.
“But I believe that we we will be able to give good news as the summer advances.”
Messi only has one Copa del Rey title to show for his efforts at club level over the past two seasons.
Messi? The message is tranquillity and patience- Joan Laporta
However, he has enjoyed the most successful summer of his career as he is coming off a Copa America win with Argentina which is his first victory in a major international tournament.
At the moment, he is holidaying in Miami with his family as Barcelona work out his new deal.
Messi is set to sign a five-year deal to return on 50% of the wages he earned on his previous contract.