FC Barcelona must make Lionel Messi its Michael Jordan in order to keep him at the club, says presidential candidate Jordi Farre.

Messi unsuccessfully tried to force a move away from the Camp Nou in the summer after falling out with President Josep Maria Bartomeu, who subsequently resigned in October.

The election for Bartomeu's successor is set to be held on January 24, with the priority for candidates to now prevent Messi from leaving in the summer when his contract expires.

"Doubting what Messi has given us is even in bad taste," Farre told Radio show Esport3.

"Messi has to be offered a life project. We have to turn Messi into Barca's Jordan. We are working to offer Messi a project in the institutional life of the club."

More in category

Fuller added to Vanderbilt roster for Missouri game
November 27, 2020MSN
Fuller added to Vanderbilt roster for Missouri game
Haase, Neftali help Mercer beat Georgia Tech 83-73
November 27, 2020MSN
Haase, Neftali help Mercer beat Georgia Tech 83-73
Tommy Pham sues strip club where he was stabbed
November 27, 2020MSN
Tommy Pham sues strip club where he was stabbed
Mara and Dona: Argentine twins a living tribute to soccer great
November 27, 2020MSN
Mara and Dona: Argentine twins a living tribute to soccer great
6 takeaways from 'The Match: Champions for Change'
November 27, 2020MSN
6 takeaways from 'The Match: Champions for Change'
Salary cap deep dive: Los Angeles Kings
November 27, 2020MSN
Salary cap deep dive: Los Angeles Kings
The NBA preseason is only two weeks away after league reveals schedule
November 27, 2020MSN
The NBA preseason is only two weeks away after league reveals schedule
Concussed Canuck Ferland still hoping for comeback
November 27, 2020MSN
Concussed Canuck Ferland still hoping for comeback
Iowa vs. Southern: Meaningless halfcourt buzzer-beater leads to gut-wrenching bad beat
November 27, 2020MSN
Iowa vs. Southern: Meaningless halfcourt buzzer-beater leads to gut-wrenching bad beat
Tom Herman's Time at Texas Should Be Up
November 27, 2020MSN
Tom Herman's Time at Texas Should Be Up
Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt could be yours - for $2 million
November 27, 2020MSN
Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt could be yours - for $2 million
Diego Maradona's eternal fighting spirit carries on through Argentine UFC fighters
November 27, 2020MSN
Diego Maradona's eternal fighting spirit carries on through Argentine UFC fighters
NFL delays Ravens-Steelers clash to Tuesday due to virus
November 27, 2020MSN
NFL delays Ravens-Steelers clash to Tuesday due to virus
Ryan Day tests positive for COVID-19, Larry Johnson to coach Ohio State Saturday
November 27, 2020MSN
Ryan Day tests positive for COVID-19, Larry Johnson to coach Ohio State Saturday
What the Arizona Coyotes are thankful for
November 27, 2020MSN
What the Arizona Coyotes are thankful for
Jazz trade second-rounder, Rayjon Tucker to Cavaliers
November 27, 2020MSN
Jazz trade second-rounder, Rayjon Tucker to Cavaliers
Sarah Fuller expected to make history, kick for Vanderbilt against Missouri
November 27, 2020MSN
Sarah Fuller expected to make history, kick for Vanderbilt against Missouri
Maradona's death casts long shadow around Argentina's Boca Juniors stadium
November 27, 2020MSN
Maradona's death casts long shadow around Argentina's Boca Juniors stadium
Ray Sefo explains how PFL's unique format proved crucial in signing Fabricio Werdum
November 27, 2020MSN
Ray Sefo explains how PFL's unique format proved crucial in signing Fabricio Werdum
Ohio State-Illinois off after more positive tests
November 27, 2020ESPN
Ohio State-Illinois off after more positive tests
Wales captain Jones' 'belief' intact ahead of England clash
November 27, 2020MSN
Wales captain Jones' 'belief' intact ahead of England clash