Many things looked wrong in Barcelona last year and that was why Messi wanted to leave, things started changing for the better after the resignation of Bartomeu and the election of Joan Laporta as president. Messi was happy to stay back, but the club couldn't afford to keep him in Camp Nou.
It is rightly said that "everything rises and falls on the shoulders of leadership." This saying is especially true because leaders are the ones who steer the ship of any organisation, either to safety and prosperity or to doom and penury. FC Barcelona official logo (Photo: The sun)
Josep Maria Bartomeu i Floreta is a Spanish entrepreneur, and a former president of football club FC Barcelona.He started his presidency in 2014, following the resignation of Sandro Rosell; he held the post until his resignation in 2020.Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Koeman's time at Barcelona has not been as fruitful as he would have lived it to be. He has been enduring a difficult time in the team and many have suggested that Koeman lacks the managerial capabilities that are required to move Barcelona forward. Photo Credit: Eurosport
It is no more news that Gerard Pique played a crucial role in getting FC Barcelona back to Financial stability. His exemplary job in speaking to Busquets and Jordi Alba in accepting wage pay cut in order to help FC Barcelona's financial difficulty and Players registration for the new season will ever remain in the heart of many fans.
Former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic recently revealed that Juventus superstar and Real Madrid all-time leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo wanted him to join the club in 2019, Despite clear interest from the former Italian champions, Barcelona's demands, a whopping €50 million, ensuring that the deal for Bartomeu was never completed.
Barcelona are currently facing financial difficulties. The former Barcelona president Bartomeu made some wrong signings to the club. Philipe Coutinho is among the football players that Barcelona signed under Bartomeu. Coutinho struggled with the club and was loaned out to Bayern Munich only for the Brazilian winger to score two goals against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions league.
The saga involving Ilaix Moriba and the club looks to be developing into a mini-crises, as both parties still look far away from reaching an agreement. It took me time to write down this opinion because in issues concerning contracts, it is important to analysis the situation from both perspectives, considering the fact that football is also business as well as entertainment.
Lionel messi came close to departing from Barcelona after the club were underperforming in all competitions.Lionel messi wanted to part ways with Barcelona after a frustrating spell at the club but the excellent playmaker has now agreed to remain with the club.Messi tried to force his move out from the club but Barcelona former president Bartomeu released a clause in his contract saying he's can't leave the club for free.
With less than two months left to the end of the season, clubs are beginning to plan for the future.Having made terrible mistakes in the past transfer windows, it is expected that Barca begins to right some of these mistakes this summer.
Reports: Bartomeu tried to make the Super league a reality and was the only board member that knew about it
The European super league was called off when top teams including Manchester United, Manchester city, Arsenal, AC milan, Bayern munich, Tottenham hospur, Juventus, Chelsea, Atletico madrid all withdraw out from the League.They exited out and were no more interested in joining the super league.
Source: Sky sports Josep Bartomeu had on Friday through an open letter, blamed current Barcelona President, Joan Laporta for being responsible for the Club's financial crisis which caused the exit of Lionel Messi as well as the inability to register new players. The ex-president also questioned the decision of Joan Laporta to reach an out-of-court settlement with Neymar over the their long protracted monetary disputes in the wake of Neymar's departure to PSG in the summer of 2017.
Joan Laporta held a noticeable press conference in which he revealed that the club is in €1.35bn debt and blamed former president Josep Bartomeu for ‘lies’ leading to the situation of the club. The club could not extend the contract of their star man Lionel Messi even after the Argentine accepted a 50 per cent pay cut, and some of their new additions haven’t been registered yet either due to the lack of liquidity or some other reasons.
Current Barcelona director, Juan Laporta has blamed former director, Josep Maria Bartomeu for the clubs debt. According to a statement released by the new Barcelona president on social media, via the clubs official account on twitter. He claimed that; " Our salaries represent 103% of the Club's total income.
Barcelona are set to enter a new era,with Bartomeu out of the picture.
Lionel Messi Contract has now officially ended with Barcelona. The Superstar tried to force his way out of the club last summer due to the Bad Management of the club by the then Barçelona president Bartomeu. However, to avoid Court cases, Messi decided to play for one more season.
Club president Bartomeu and his board of executives have blood on their hands for misusing funds for all the wrong reasons. They spent £350 million on Griezmann, Coutinho, and Dembele when none of them is probably a reasonable fit for the team but yet too pricey. They Sold players too late or too early just to balance the accounts but without any sporting project whatsoever.
It was a shocking news yesterday for the football world yesterday, as news broke out that Lionel Messi, has left Barcelona following an official statement released by the club. It wasn't a good moment for both the Messi fans and Barcelona as a whole, as the club greatest player of all time said goodbye to Camp Nou.
Image Credit: Goal.com When you think you've seen it all, but it is just the beginning of woes, that is the case of Barcelona football club. From allowing Lionel Messi to leave the club to Paris Saint-German on a free contract and not be enable to register their new signings.
11th March 2021 A lot has been happening with the Catalan since the beginning of the Laliga season.Last week, on Sunday Joan Laporta, was elected as Barcelona’s president leaving him in charge of the Catalans who need positive leadership from a good leader.