The FC Barcelona The elections that should mark its future in the short and medium term are two months away, in the midst of an unprecedented situation. The bad sporting results of last season overlapped with the pandemic, the already latent economic crisis that has exacerbated Covid-19 and also with its best player in history about to pack his bags to go through the back door.
All this will mark an unprecedented election at the end of the season, while the Management Commission directs the club at this time. Elections that will also take place at the end of the winter market, with little room for maneuver for the winner to sign. Although the promises of signings are usually the best electoral assets.
Waiting for Joan Laporta
At the moment the chips have moved little in the city of Barcelona. Beyond the already announced candidacy of Víctor Font, who has long had emblematic names of the club on his boat such as Xavi Hernández. But Marca tells us this Saturday that everyone awaits the coup of Joan Laporta, who wants to present but has not officially announced his candidacy. He lost in 2015 after leaving in 2010 (accumulating two terms), and his stage is fondly remembered for the successes.
That presentation could be accompanied by some promise to win, as he did in 2003 with David Beckham (to end up signing Ronaldinho, who raised the club). Now the most compelling promise would be to ensure the continuity of Lionel Messi but nobody seems in a position to do so. And without money in the coffers and a large deficit, the signings are not expected stellar either. Joan Laporta’s asset may be his good relationships with the best agents of the moment: Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola.