WATCH: Barcelona president Joan Laporta and legend Gerard Pique share HEARTWARMING moment ahead of Supercopa El Clasico final in Riyadh

Barcelona President Joan Laporta met up with club legend Gerard Pique in Riyadh before Supercopa Espana final.


WATCH: Barcelona president Joan Laporta and legend Gerard Pique share HEARTWARMING moment ahead of Supercopa El Clasico final in Riyadh

Joan Laporta with Gerard Pique (Source: Screenshots from BarcaTimes)

In a video doing rounds on social media, FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta was captured exchanging pleasantries with an ex-legend of the club, Gerard Pique. The duo met up in Riyad. The Supercopa De Espana final is set to occur between two of Spain’s biggest sides.

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The final is set to give fans a match to savor as it is an El Classico, which too lasts after a long while. The lively interaction between Pique and Laporta made fans on social media guess if Joan Laporta might be trying to influence the ex-player to join the management squad in Barcelona. They could be heard saying ‘Vamos’ in jubilation of their support to the club for the final.

Pique had recently confessed to returning to action in football. He missed the game and was considering dwelling on management. Fans quickly expected his return to the game as a good manager due to his massive experience and illustriousness over the years as a player.

However, it is yet to be confirmed whether their meeting was coincidental or strategic. Fans took the liberty to obsess over a potential professional collaboration between the duo. As Barcelona prepares to meet Madrid in the finals, they will be looking to secure silverware and make their season successful.

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Joan Laporta faces backlash in Saudi Arabia

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is facing a potential backlash from fans in Saudi Arabia. After his past comments regarding players moving to the Saudi Pro League have resurfaced. Similar to Toni Kroos, who experienced constant booing during the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. Laporta might encounter a hostile reception if spotted by Saudi fans.

Barcelona President Joan Laporta
Barcelona President Joan Laporta (Image Via Twitter)

In the summer, Kroos criticized players, including Gabri Veiga, for making moves to the Saudi Pro League, calling it “embarrassing.” Laporta echoed these sentiments, stating that when players choose Saudi Arabia. It raises questions about priorities, emphasizing that football’s sporting reasons should take precedence.

As Barcelona progresses in the Spanish Super Cup, Laporta’s presence could lead to a response akin to the reactions Kroos faced. He highlighted the ongoing controversy surrounding players’ decisions to join the Saudi league.

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