The lawyer highlighted the need for a new president and their board to come and go to club finances, noting that they would be even more limited during the January transfer window if there were any delays.
There is a pressure to postpone Barcelona’s elections due to the Covid-19 situation
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta said the club’s elections should still go on January 24, despite pressure to postpone them due to the current COVID-19 situation. The lawyer highlighted the need for a new president and their board to come and go to club finances, noting that they would be even more limited during the January transfer window if there were any delays. “If exceptions are approved to go to work, it can be accepted to go to vote,” Laporta noted. “People in this country that can go to work can go to vote. Exceptions must be made if necessary”. There is the certificate of self-responsibility that could be used to go together with the Barcelona card. Elections can be held correctly and with all medical and participatory measures to encourage involvement.
“Barca cannot wait any longer; we are losing golden chances in the January market and are starting to implement a shock scheme to reverse the economic situation”. The club are without the 2019/20 accounts approved and without the budget for 2020/21. It cannot be allowed, and we must do whatever is necessary to make it happen. There is no objective reason whatsoever against the celebration”. Laporta also made it clear that the board cannot overstep its responsibilities about possible signings. While he also reaffirmed his confidence in Ronald Koeman. However, he did not want to discuss the names.
“Victor Valdez? I have a good bond with the players who have been in my presidency. And I wish them all the best,” Laporta said. “If the talent of a football player can continue his life in the club. I will be open to him, but I have nothing to talk about with anyone.”