Eto'o has given several interviews about his commitment to Barca and his love of former club, Real Mallorca.
Asked about the Cameroon striker, Laporta said: "Eto'o is a maverick and he has the quality that few have. He must be respected.
"He has contract until 2010 and of course we want him here as a scorer, the best striker at the moment. Much depends on what he wants, because we only want players committed to the club and who really want to be here."