Van der Vaart knocks out Barça and Laporta

Former Real Madrid player Rafael Van der Vaart has strongly criticized Barca and its president Joan Laporta, who is “a king” with “a big head”. He even describes the Catalan club as a “mafia” and believes that he must be “punished”.

When it comes to talking about FC Barcelona, ​​Rafael Van der Vaart does not mince his words. Especially when it comes to discussing the Catalan club’s financial situation. After the Blaugrana’s draw against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday (0-0), the ex-Dutch international made clear his uncertainty about the methods used by Barça to recruit.

“How the hell can you buy players when you have no money? I think it’s a shame,” he first told Dutch channel Ziggo Sport, before showing himself more virulent towards the president of the club. “And Laporta keeps laughing all over the place with his big head. This man thinks he’s the king. But I think he’s a bit stupid. judge differently and I think it’s a shame when you play with them.”

Mishandling of the De Jong case

The Dutchman also does not appreciate the management of the Frenkie de Jong case, announced on the departure in order to reduce the wage bill, but applauded on Saturday by the Camp Nou. “You can’t treat people like that. Does Frenkie earn too much? First you sign a contract and then you fulfill it or you leave on good terms, but not like that. It’s a mafia and they should be punished.”

A few hours before the start of the season, Barça had been able to register several of its recruits with La Liga. This is particularly the case for Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen, who all played on Saturday. On the other hand, Jules Koundé will have to wait. Currently injured, the French international will have to wait for the club to lower its payroll to make its debut in the Spanish championship.

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