Josep Maria Bartomeu, the president of Barcelona, He is willing to take “a step aside” so that Messi stay, as revealed by TV-3 and El Periódico has been able to confirm. The leader seeks a desperate script twist for retain the Argentine star. And he only asks you to say publicly that the problem is the president.
Bartomeu would take that dramatic step, disappearing from the scene, to avoid Pep Guardiola’s march to Manchester City, the club chosen by the star. Yes, the president He is not willing to accept that the Argentine ask him to leave freely or through a transfer. That step does not want to take under any circumstances.
After Bayern’s 2-8 in Lisbon, the president explained that it was a “sports crisis, but not institutional“, arguing that it was about regenerating the staff under the command of Koeman. Now, with Messi’s burofax, the crisis has a institutional depth so deep that it could even force the departure of Bartomeu, thus following the same path used by Sandro Rosell, who resigned due to the ‘case Neymar‘in January 2014. Bartomeu could be due to the’ Messi case ‘.
Leo, irreversible decision
In case Bartomeu backs away, Jordi Cardoner, current first vice president, would take over. In this way, the current board would exhaust the mandate until the end of next season, thus allowing the economic balance to be balanced.
But Messi’s idea is irreversible. He wants to leave the Camp Nou this summer, convinced that his cycle has ended, faced as he has been in recent months with Bartomeu, who tries with this desperate measure to stop his probable departure.