Javier Tebas opens up about ‘difficult’ relationship with Barcelona boss Joan Laporta, says he’s ‘doing his homework’

The two have been respectful to each other despite past differences.

Javier Tebas opens up about ‘difficult’ relationship with Barcelona boss Joan Laporta, says he’s ‘doing his homework’

Joan Laporta and Javier Tebas (Credit: MARCA)

La Liga president Javier Tebas has praised Joan Laporta for his handling of FC Barcelona’s financial situation. The two of them have been at loggerheads since Laporta’s re-appointment as the president due to the club’s financial situation. Both he and the president of FC Barcelona have indicated a possibility of a more amicable relationship between the two entities in the future.

Joan Laporta said, “We are in a moment of good institutional and personal relations between the two institutions and the two presidents. In life, we go through different stages, and now we are in a good one with La Liga. Our personal relationship has restarted.” Tebas also sang praises of the Barcelona president.

He said, “You all know it, it’s difficult when face-to-face to not to be comfortable with Joan. I am satisfied that he is doing the homework that he has to do for the club. It is a very important effort, and it is very hard, but it is for their own good. I am happy, not because of what has been done, but because work is being done for the benefit of the club.

“If they continue to work as they are working, they will be able to register without problems,” He said. However, there are doubts about the longevity of this temporary truce, with skepticism surrounding its sustainability. The factors that strained the relationship between him and Laporta were related to Financial Fair Play (FFP). These issues led to an uncomfortable and tense situation. Barcelona reached a point during the season where they publicly demanded the resignation of Tebas as the president of the league. Thus, an amicable relationship looks unlikely to sustain.

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Eric Garcia could leave Barcelona this season

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Eric Garcia (Credit: BarcaUniversal)

According to reports, Eric Garcia is giving serious consideration to an offer to leave Barcelona during the upcoming summer transfer window. Real Betis has expressed interest in acquiring the services of the center-back, aiming to secure him on a loan with a purchase option.

Sport suggests that Garcia may even approve the move before Barcelona embarks on their pre-season tour of the United States. Garcia is fully aware that he has fallen down the pecking order at Camp Nou and could potentially face further competition for playing time if Inigo Martinez from Athletic Club joins the team.

Garcia is seriously contemplating the transfer to Real Betis as it presents an opportunity to prevent his career from further stagnation. The sporting director, Ramon Planes, who is familiar with Garcia from their time together at Barcelona, firmly believes that the defender can have a significant impact and become an important player for Betis if he decides to make the move.

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