Recently, Xavi criticized how things are done the last couple of years at Barcelona. Other former players have voiced concerns regarding Barca’s general direction as a club (having stopped promoted players from their famous La Masia academy). No one is a harsher critic of the club’s management though, than former president Joan Laporta.
It’s very difficult to have any feeling with Bartomeu, because he is a person who, with his attitude, he has Barca kidnapped with intoxication, with lies… and on top of that he is a president who is facing charges, so in that respect he isn’t very trustworthy
Laporta told Goal in an interview, and that was just the start of his attack to Barcelona’s current president.
In addition, it has been shown that he is a puppet of the one who is in prison. And therefore, I think this is a disgrace. We are suffering at Barca because both the one that is in prison and the one we have now as president were the ones that made a deal with the public prosecutor, which saw Barca convicted, for the first time in its history, for a double tax crime
the former Barcelona president also said, referring to Sandro Rosell, his old friend and associate, with whom he turned bitter rivals soon after Laporta left Barca’s presidency in 2010.
There is no transparency when it comes to explaining things, there is not sufficient information. Everything is very dark at Barca, not at all transparent. And that is down to the president we have
Laporta added, in a long interview in which he shared his fear that the club is pretty much being destroyed by the very people who are running it.