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LaLiga Opens up on Threatening to Relegate Barcelona
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LaLiga Opens up on Threatening to Relegate Barcelona

  LaLiga has denied threatening to relegate Barcelona if the club elects a new president before depositing a mandatory €125m bank guarantee. Barcelona presidential candidate, Toni Freixa, claimed on Thursday that he and the other candidates, Joan Laporta and Victor Font, were informed by then acting president Carles Tusquets about the demand. The bank guarantee, which has to be ratified by LaLiga, is a way of protecting the club against being run irresponsibly. Freixa, who is a lawyer, also claimed he met with LaLiga president Javier Tebas in October, to discuss removing the rule of having the bank guarantee. LaLiga has however denied there was any contact between Tebas and Tusquets. It also explained that if the president-elect had not deposited the guarantee, t...
Laporta Elected Barcelona president for Second time, Speaks on Messi’s Future
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Laporta Elected Barcelona president for Second time, Speaks on Messi’s Future

Joan Laporta was on Sunday elected the new president of Barcelona. He returns to the position he previously held from 2003 to 2010. Laporta won ahead of rival candidates Victor Font and Toni Freixa. The Spanish club called the election on Sunday night, with Laporta winning with 30,184 votes and Font coming in second and Freixa third with 16,679 and 4,769 votes, respectively. Barca said 51,765 out of 109,531 eligible members had voted in the election. Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, as well as the club’s former coach and current Spain boss Luis Enrique, all participated in the voting exercise. “I want to thank all the members for coming out to vote what has been the most important election in the club’s history due to [the effects of] the coronavirus pandem...
Barcelona Confirm Presidential Election Set For March 7
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Barcelona Confirm Presidential Election Set For March 7

Barcelona's presidential election will be held on March 7, the club confirmed. The club will have a new leader as Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa campaign to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu. The club's election had previously been scheduled for January 24, but the date was pushed back as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Barca has now settled on March 7 as the date the club elects its new president from a field that includes Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa. Members will be able to vote by mail and in person at six polling stations, which will be located at the Camp Nou in Barcelona as well as in Girona, Tarragona, Tortosa, Lleida, and Andorra.Barca The club said in a statement: "In accordance with the agreements of the Management Committee, dated Jan...
Barcelona Ex-director Freixa Says Lionel Messi Can Leave If He Pays £628m
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Barcelona Ex-director Freixa Says Lionel Messi Can Leave If He Pays £628m

 Lionel Messi’s imminent exit at Barcelona is causing serious confusion at the club - The Argentine has handed the Catalan giants his transfer request - Barcelona presidential candidate and ex-director says the player must pay £628m if he intends to leave Lionel Messi has been told he lacks respect and the only condition that will see him leave Barcelona peacefully is if he pays the club £628million to cancel Barcelona contract, Mirror reports. Barcelona have been dealt a major problem after the 33-year-old informed the club he wants to leave this summer. Messi reportedly made up his mind to walk away from the club which he made his home for 15 years after talks with new boss Ronald Koeman. Reports from tycsports.com indicate that the Argentine maestro made his inten...
Barcelona Board Receives Vote Of No Confidence From Benedito
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Barcelona Board Receives Vote Of No Confidence From Benedito

Former Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito has lodged a vote of no confidence against the club’s current board. Benedito appeared in a news conference on Thursday to make the announcement, citing continued mismanagement at the top level by president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell. “The serious institutional crisis at our club requires that the club’s members assess whether the current board still has our confidence,” he said. “If you are a club member and believe that to restore the club we love the board should resign, join up with the will of many other fans by signing the vote of no confidence.” To take the vote of no confidence to the next stage, Benedito needs the support of 15 percent of the club’s members within 14 days, which he esti...

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