The club’s presidential election is due next March, and Font has one key priority over everyone else.
Font wants to keep Leo Messi at Barcelona
Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has confirmed his desire to keep Leo Messi at the Camp Nou. The club’s presidential election is due next March, and Font has one key priority over everyone else. “The thought of Messi leaving gives me nightmares,” he told journalists. “He is the most important player in the history of this club, and I want his involvement with us to go far beyond the moment he hangs up his boots.” It’s been an agonizing few months for Barcelona, with their humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, the latest bad news. And Font criticized outgoing president Josep Maria Bartomeu for his recent assertion that the club’s problems are sporting, not institutional. “He lives in a different world,” Font noted. “His comments were disappointing, and he showed a complete lack of responsibility without standing down himself.”
“He puts his interests ahead of Barcelona”. Font saw club legend Ronald Koeman appointed coach this week, but he doesn’t believe the Dutchman can cure all the Blaugrana’s ills. Coach change does not solve our football, institutional and economic problems,” Victor said. “It is another panicky move by Bartomeu and his executive team”. Font went on to talk about the club’s proposed new stadium and the extraordinary delays it experienced. “If you think we had a referendum to ratify the stadium project in 2014, but that the work won’t be completed until 2025 is an 11-year wait. It is just another example of Bartomeu’s poor leadership and the lack of care he and his team have shown for the club.”