Barcelona still owe their former Argentina striker Lionel Messi €39m (£33m) as part of a loyalty bonus included in the 34-year-old Paris St-Germain player's final contract. The 34-year-old left his childhood club after 21 years and after failing to sign a new deal that complied with La Liga's financial regulations and, as a result, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain to commence a new chapter in his career.
Under Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona made a lot of signings that failed to shine. One of the biggest transfer mistakes that Barcelona made under Josep was signing Dembele instead of going for Kylian Mbappe. Since joining Barcelona for a fee of €105 million, Dembele has failed to impress.
Newly FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta has taken tentative steps towards rebuilding the sporting aspects of the club by securing the futures of three promising youngsters whose contracts were due to expire next summer.Laporta has shown his utmost committment and trust in La Masia, which proved to be the bed rock of the sporting success of Barcelona's golden years.
Barcelona have made quite a few terrible decisions in the transfer window in the recent past.Barcelona is a club that's viewed as one of football's grandest homes.
It is really surprising to see that despite a run of poor form with this Barcelona team filled with talented youngsters and brilliant players, the club has chosen to stay on the side of Ronald Koeman, who has spent more time complaining about the quality of players at his disposal than winning games this season.
The FC Barcelona signed approval to join the future European Superliga Saturday, and has been confirmed Mundo Deportivo. It should be remembered that Josep Maria Bartomeu , on the same day of his resignation as Barça president, already announced the Barça club's agreed to the project and Joan Laporta , during the campaign, was open to studying the confirmation of the agreement while waiting to learn more details, something that has already happened in recent weeks. Approval signatures were collected on Saturday,
Following Lionel Messi's exit from Barçelona, it's obvious Joan Laporta is determined to end the era of crazy spending that was overseen by past presidents, Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, and this includes pandering to agents and players looking to secure their fiscal futures quickly before they can really achieved anything.
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.
With a string of disappointing results following the international break, speculation about Ronald Koeman's future at the club is at an all-time high. A 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich and a last-gasp draw against a struggling Granada have put enormous pressure on Koeman, with many unhappy with his team selections and tactics.
Former Bayern Munich and Barcelona Coach, Jopep Guardiola has reportedly rejected the chance to return to Camp Nou. The Spanish tactician has advised Barcelona over who should succeed former Everton and Southampton Manager, Ronald Koeman as Head Coach. Barcelona president, Juan Laporta reportedly wants the Manchester City Manager to return back to the club ahead of the 2022/2023 season.
Lionel Messi has verbally agreed to a five-year contract extension with Barcelona, with his income set to be cut by half under the new terms. After failing to reach an agreement on a contract renewal before his previous Barcelona deal expired on June 30, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner became a free agent on July 1.
After leaving Etihad Stadium, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach says he will consider becoming an international coach. Pep Guardiola has hinted that he will leave Manchester City when his current contract expires in 2023. Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Josep Maria Bartomeu has stated that his next step will be to become an international coach.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has spoken out about the club's "extremely frightening" financial condition, saying the La Liga giants are in debt to the tune of €1.35 billion (£1.15 billion). Barcelona president Joan Laporta held a two-hour news conference in which he emphasized the club's "worrying" debt, blamed the club's "dramatic" position on Lionel Messi's leaving, stated that salaries account for 103 percent of the club's revenue, and chastised Josep Maria Bartomeu.
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.
On the 7th of March 2021, Barcelona elected a new president.Given him, the opportunity to make positive changes at the club which is in dire need of positive leadership - after his predecessor resigned in October and the Pandemic strained club finances.
At the end of the contract next June, Lionel Messi has still not decided on his future.But with the appointment of Joan Laporta, things are set to pick up speed.
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi became the first player in the history of the Spanish Laliga to finish top scorer in 5 straight Laliga seasons with 30 goals scored in 35 matches in the 2020/21 league season. The Argentine picked up his 8th Pichichi trophy despite not playing a part in Barcelona's 1-0 win against Eibar on the last day of the season, with his closest challengers being Real Madrid's Karim Benzema ( 23 goals )and Villarreal's Gerard Moreno( 23 goals ).
Barca has undergone serious turmoil on and off the pitch since the season began.Going from one scandal to another it seemed bad news was never going to leave Barca in this crucial period.
The Argentine Football star, Lionel Messi is now a Free agent as his contract with Barcelona expires. Lionel Messi has played for the Spanish club, FC Barcelona for more than 16 years now. He can now discuss with other football clubs, since his contract with FC Barcelona have expired.
Barcelona New president Joan Laporta was officially proclaimed this afternoon as the president of Barcelona.The club organised a ceremony at the Camp Nou, that saw about 300 guests, including Lionel Messi and ex president Josep Maria Bartomeu.