After the champions’ party at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana vice-president, Rafa Yuste, confirmed for the first time the arrival of Deco as sports director, taking over from Jordi Cruyff, who will leave the club at the end of the season. Information that ‘La Vanguardia’ already announced last Wednesday, but which until now had not been publicly confirmed by the club. Yesterday, after the festivities and at the DAZN microphones, Yuste spoke openly about it: “Unfortunately, Jordi is leaving us, but Deco and Mateu will be there to give this exceptional squad a little more shape.”
Deco will return to a club he knows very well. He wore the Blaugrana shirt for four seasons, between 2004 and 2008, and Laporta believes that his profile can fit very well for the role of sports director. On the one hand, because his experience at the helm of a soccer player representation agency –including Raphinha- gives him the knowledge to negotiate contracts, and also because his past as a player gives him the knowledge to detect new talents.
It was not the only aspect that Rafa Yuste spoke about on DAZN. The Blaugrana manager referred to the possible return of Leo Messi, a wish that the Camp Nou public expressed by chanting his name once again. “Every time I speak I have a problem”, he ironically confessed before opening up: “I want him to come back, as the culé that I am and for everything he has given to the club, because he has come from the youth academy and for the extraordinary relationship we have”. “I always say it, beautiful stories have to end well. He left and I still have this pain in my heart. Let’s see what Leo decides, I hope he decides to come back, we would all be very happy, ”he concluded.
Before the match against Real Sociedad, Mateu Alemany also spoke on DAZN, explaining for the first time the reasons for his departure from FC Barcelona to join Aston Villa: “Aston Villa has a great project and a great coach, but after a personal reflection, I see that Barça is the biggest club in the world and it is where I want to be, my place is here. I have always had the affection of the people and that is the important thing, ”he confessed.
Source: Portada by www.lavanguardia.com.
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