The lawyer Joan Laporta, who was president of FC Barcelona between 2003 and 2010, assured this Wednesday that he will announce “before the end of the year” whether or not he decides to stand for the club’s presidential elections, initially scheduled for the summer of 2021.In a statement to ‘Deportes Cuatro’, Laporta indicated that he maintains the illusion and has “a project for the future.” Although he has proposed not to reveal his plans before the end of the year, he admitted that he is bringing together “a group of people” he trusts, “professionals, with experience” to do so.The lawyer has the desire to experience the last soccer stage of players like Leo Messi. “I am very excited to manage this period, I see myself winning ‘Champions’ and the League”, Laporta pointed out, who joked about it when remembering that in his stage “the madridistas did not win a single one (‘Champions’)”. As for Messi’s future, Laporta said that “he will have no problems” to renew, although he understands that as captain he is upset. “If I were a Barça player, I wouldn’t be very happy either”, he claimed.He specifically referred to the Neymar case. The former president believes that “they were not clear” with the Brazilian. “I would get Neymar back for sure”, said.And for the bench, Laporta also has a candidate. “Xavi? Of course it would be possible. It would be like the natural solution, the time will come when you consider it. He has to decide the moment, “he said.