The fans hit the barricades, the club itself cooks. The possible goodbye to Messi caused a stir in Barcelona. Now another turn looms that Messi can determine himself.
Lionel Messi apparently holds the future of Barça president Josep Bartomeu. As reported by Catalan TV broadcaster TV3, Bartomeu would have offered his resignation if Messi guarantees to stay with the club. The radio station Onda Cero confirmed the message.
Denial on the first night
The world star informed the club Tuesdaywant to exchange. Thereafter fans protested, called for Bartomeu’s resignation. Ex-president Joan Laporta also spoke out for an early termination of his term. Shortly after Messi’s message to the club, Bartomeu denied telling Spanish daily Sport that he would offer his resignation.
Now, apparently, there should be a turning point in the 57-year-old’s mind games. Bartomeu would aim for a conversation with Messi, but the Argentinian is not interested in it at the moment. Until now, communication has gone through his lawyers.
Should Messi accept Bartomeu’s offer, Vice President Jordi Cardoner would take over the office shortly. A new president will be elected in 2021.