Lionel Messi cannot be asked to play for free. He is a professional, with a family, with three children and there was a club willing to pay him a fortune like PSG,” former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart has told COPE.
“From a sporting point of view, it was a disastrous operation and we will pay the consequences.”
As a reminder, Barca had to part ways with Messi back in the summer as they couldn’t afford his salary.
A couple of months later, the current president Joan Laporta said that he had hoped Leo would offer to play for the Catalans for free.