The current situation in Barcelona’s upper hierarchy is far from ideal, to say the least. While we’re still waiting for the presidential elections to be completed, the Catalans have an interim in charge, Carles Tusquets.
Of course, while Tusquets holds a certain role that comes with some fraction of power, most of the decisions the club is to take have to be put off until the new board is in place. However, if he chose to do so, the interim would still be able to do business, transfers included.
But Joan Laporta, one of the favourites in the race for the position, warned Tusquets not to finalise any kind of signings, specifically that of Eric García, due to the club’s poor financial situation. Laporta addressed the interim and his board in a letter on January 22 and essentially stated his concern over Barcelona’s reported business plans.
However, now, according to Cat Radio, Tusquets has answered Laporta’s plea with a warning of his own. The same source reveals the interim has told the presidential candidate that he shouldn’t threaten the Management Committee to pursue his own agenda.
It seems that Tusquets believes the only reason why Laporta is urging him not to sign García is for his own benefits and the apparent concern for the club is nothing but a guise.
Of course, for us, there is simply no way of knowing but we do know this exchange between the interim and the potential new president hasn’t been all that pleasant. On the contrary even, both sides were quite harsh in their execution.
At the moment, the elections are set to conclude on 7 March and voting by e-mail should also be possible. But nothing is set in stone and circumstances can still change.
Hopefully, the issue is resolved sooner rather than later for the better of everyone involved.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.