All Bacrelona fans, are you all excited with the new change? Well, let's see what this new president has in-store for the team once again.
Football Club Barcelona, well referred to as Barcelona and known as Barça, happens to be a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona. Of course I am sure many footbballer fans already know that. The club also competes in La Liga, which is the top height of Spanish football.
The club was founded in 1899 by a set of Swiss, Spanish, English, and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper. It also became a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism.
Unlike many other football clubs that we know as well, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. To tell you the height to which this club has reached, you would be surprised to know, that it is the fourth most valuable sports team in the world; grossing at $4.06 billion. It is also the world's richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €840,8 million. Wow! That's amazing and quite a lot if you ask me! This now brings us to the present day event concerning the team.
Joan Laporta who just got elected as their new president, passes on a new message to Lionel Messi, by confidently commenting that he can keep Messi at Camp Nou. Messi later congratulated him on his "win" as president and vowed to keep the Argentine at the club.
Surprisingly enough, the Catalan club’s members turned out in huge numbers on Sunday to vote for their new president, with Messi leading the way and others like Jordi and Sergio, who to were spotted at Camp Nou to cast their votes.
After a tough contested battle, it was Laporta who came out on top with 54% of the vote. He was also known to have aided the club to win 12 trophies during his previous reign between 2003 and 2010. So you can imagine the joy and jubilation the team had, seeing that he is back. Therefore it is going to be a great period and season of more trophies!
The election campaign brought about a paramount discussion which was about the future of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, who was granted leave of absence from Barcelona for free this summer.
However, Laporta, who claims he has a good relationship with the Argentine from his previous time as president, strongly believes he can convince Messi to remain at the club. He was even amazed and happy as he saw Messi going to vote. According to Loporta, he confidently said, it is yet more proof, that Messi loves Barca.
Messi however, was not the only Barcelona player who reached out to Laporta after his victory. With the new president revealing his "win" he has also received messages of greetings and success from Gerard Pique and many others.
Congratulations sir, the world awaits to see your great hand at work once again!
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