The Catalonian giants, FC Barcelona’s presidential candidate Joan Laporta, have finally announced the list of names that will join him in his sporting project if he wins the elections. Rafael Yuste, who would take over as vice-president and Laporta as President, has revealed that two important additions will be made to their project in a press conference.
The duo also announced that former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes would join his list of staff along with Mateu Alemany. Valdes, who has spent a scintillating career at FC Barcelona and was also briefly involved with the U19 team as a youth coach, will now make a return to the club if Laporta wins the election.
Yuste also mentioned that Alemany would be a significant addition to the club due to his wide knowledge of football: “Alemany has an enormous knowledge of football at all levels. We will be happy to have him if Laporta wins the elections.”
Ahead of this, Mateu Alemany’s previous position was that of general manager at Valencia. He soon, in 2017, took charge of the club’s reconstruction and helped them qualify for the UEFA Champions League back to back two years in a row.
Yuste also zealously recalled the club’s success under Laporta’s erstwhile tenure at the club and expressed their wish to bring back the club’s legend Carles Puyol as well: “Barcelona succeeded greatly during Laporta’s era. To do that again. we need to recover the values, those represented by Carles Puyol, whom we also want back at the club.”
“When Laporta says that he believes Messi will continue, it’s because he knows it,” Yuste further added, commenting upon Lionel Messi’s continuation with the club.
Laporta is the most favourite candidate to win the elections, which are set up for the 7th of March. Under Laporta, the fond memories come back for Blaugrana fans. If he again wins the election, the optimism would touch the sky.