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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...
Lionel Messi Votes At Barcelona Presidential Election In Camp Nou (Photos)
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Lionel Messi Votes At Barcelona Presidential Election In Camp Nou (Photos)

Lionel Messi has now casted his vote in Barcelona's presidential election today on Sunday. Messi submitted his vote alongside his son Thiago at the Camp Nou. Over 110,000 Barcelona club members get to decide who will lead Barcelona over the next few years. The candidates for the Barcelona Presidential Election are Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Frexia. Messi came close to leaving Barcelona while Josep Maria Bartomeu was the club's President. The 33-year-old was unhappy about the direction of the club on and off the pitch. Messi can now leave Barcelona at the end of the current season for free. Barcelona's presidential race will be a key factor about if Lionel Messi stays or leaves the Spanish club. Voting started at 9am local time in Spain earlier today. Vo...
Man City Agrees To Sell Garcia To Barcelona For €3m
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Man City Agrees To Sell Garcia To Barcelona For €3m

Manchester City has agreed to sell Eric Garcia to Barcelona for EUR 3 million and, according to presidential candidate Victor Font, the player can play for free for six months due to the financial difficulties the club is facing. Over the past year, Garcia has been strongly linked with a move to Camp Nou, and earlier this month he had reached personal terms with Barca. Until joining City in 2017, the 20-year-old started his career at the famed La Masia Academy in Catalunya, but his new contract at Etihad Stadium is set to expire in the summer. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to leave at the end of the season,” he told reporters at the weekend. “And [whether he leaves] now in this transfer window will depend on the clubs. “We’ll see until the end of the transfer window.” “We’...
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...
“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou
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“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Guardiola is in the last six months of his current contract with Manchester City, and this week Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu announced he will be stepping down as president following the club's failures on and off the pitch last season.   Barca presidential candidate Victor Font also announced he wanted to bring Guardiola back so as to arrange a reunion between the 49-year-old and Lionel Messi. "It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Carlos] Puyol," Font told Sky Sports earlier this we...
Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach
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Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach

Victor Font wants Pep Guardiola to return as head coach in Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font wants to bring Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. Textual style accepts the most ideal approach to keep Lionel Messi at Barcelona will be to lure previous manager Guardiola back to the club from Manchester City. Josep Maria Bartomeu surrendered his administration not long ago, following quite a while of analysis on Barcelona’s debilitated funds and battles on the pitch. Bartomeu never recouped from Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League quarter-last lowering because of possible competition victors Bayern Munich. Yet, presently Font has asserted he realizes how to reestablish the magnificence days at the Catalan goliaths – beginning with a transition to bait old supervisor Guardiol...

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