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The favorite of the Barcelona presidency, Joan Laporta, wants to bring Jurgen Klopp to the dock amid talks that he will be elected later this month.
Barcelona was in a troubled situation for most of 2020, but the end of the year and 2021 have been more welcoming than expected. Most importantly, the Blaugrana received good words from Lionel Messi, while they also managed to get closer to the much-needed signing of Eric García.
January, in particular, proves to be a watershed month for them with elections scheduled for later this month. Joan Laporta is a distant favorite to reach the top and has already made ambitious and compelling plans for Barcelona. The former president wants to stay with Messi, but not Ronald Koeman, and instead bring in Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp has effectively completed his challenge in Liverpool as he has now won the Champions League and the Premier League with the Reds. Later this year, you may have another league title under your belt, so you may want to pursue a new challenge and join Barcelona in the summer.
GOL newspaper has reported that Klopp may well be interested in the role of the La Liga giants, but he stands firm in their demands. First of all, he wants Lionel Messi to stay. The Argentine’s contractual situation remains under white lights, but its continuity, in the long term, is a non-negotiable request from the German strategist.
Apart from looking for Messi’s stay, he wants a total renewal of the squad with control of transfers. Klopp will decide to sell a few players, including Samuel Umtiti, Martin Braithwaite, Junior Firpo and former Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho. He will also get rid of Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, who are not as good as in the past.
The Liverpool manager will also try to sign some of the best players in Europe that Barça really need. Laporta is also expected to satisfy the signings sought by Klopp. If the former Dortmund manager’s success at Anfield is a benchmark, it may well be a huge success at Camp Nou in the long run.