In January 2021 the FC Barcelona will live a new presidential election after the resignation of Josep María Bartomeu last October. There are already several candidates who have started the race for the position and, of course, have presented their projects for the future of the club, which is currently experiencing a very delicate situation, both administratively and in sports.
Joan Laporta Y Emili Rousaud they were the last to join the list of candidates who will stand in next year’s elections. Before they had Toni Freixa, Víctor Font, Agustí Benedito, Jordi Farré, Xavi Vilajoana, Lluís Fernández Alá and Pere Riera, who have already given clues about their ideas for their respective projects. In any case, the process of collecting signatures will begin at Christmas and on January 10 the candidates must present the required signatures (2,257) to become, officially, candidates for the presidency of Barcelona.
There are two proper names for which the candidates will fight for support: Leo messi and Xavi Hernández. It is no secret that the fans want the Argentine, who ends his contract with the club in 2021, to remain at the Camp Nou until he hangs up his boots. Candidates will have the difficult task of convincing you and getting a ‘Yes’ will be a plus for your candidacy.
It will not be an easy task, since the Argentine star has Manchester City as a probable destination and the English club could have a contract ready in the winter market, but Leo would be in favor of making the final decision after the elections that the club will live to speak with the new president. If he accepts to stay, for the moment, Barça would not be in a position to match the economic demands of the last agreement.
Xavi, the favorite of the candidates
Just as Leo Messi is the favorite to continue leading the team on the pitch, Xavi Hernández is it to do it from the benches. Everyone loves the culé legend. Victor Font He has been working on his ‘signing’ for a long time. In turn, Joan Laporta and Rousud also have it in mind. It is highly unlikely that the Qatari Al-Sadd coach will publicly support any candidate, but it is true that everyone sees him as the man who can take Barça back to the top.
In the case of Ronald Koeman, who arrived at the club in the summer, Toni Freixa has expressed that he is counting on him if he is elected president, but it also depends a lot on what happens between now and January and, for now, the numbers are not in favor of the Dutch coach, especially in LaLiga, where Barcelona occupies the thirteenth position of the table and is 12 points behind the leader.