Barcelona has been going through a tumultuous time. Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned as the club president after a vote of no-confidence was submitted against him.
Now, Carles Tusquets is the interim president of the Barcelona board. In their recent board meeting, they have finally decided the date for the Barcelona presidential elections.
There was a doubt regarding 17th or 24th January but at last the latter date has been officially finalized.
The Presidential election was supposed to be held during the Christmas holidays, though this gives more time for the candidates to prepare their campaign for the election. However, the candidate who will win the election will have a very short transfer window to make important signings to give the squad a much-needed boost.
The winter transfer window opens on 4th January and ends on 1st February, which means the incoming board will have just one week to act. The interim board can also make signings but it will be difficult for them to negotiate a deal and on top of that, the next president may not approve the negotiations later.
So basically, Barcelona will get just 1 week to reinforce Koeman’s squad. The other major task of the President will be to come to an agreement with club legend Lionel Messi and negotiate a deal as his current contract ends in the summer of 2021.
There are five names that have been come out as candidates for the Presidential elections. Jordi Farre, Toni Freixa, Lluis Fernandez will contest against the favourites Victor Font and Joan Laporta.
Joan Laporta had a very successful reign as the Barcelona president so he may just edge past Victor Font. Whoever wins the election will have a tough task on hand to help Barcelona regain their old status.
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