According to a report by Sin Concesiones, Joan Laporta is ready to run for Barcelona Presidency and will announce his decision soon. This comes on the back of Josep Bartomeu’s resignation in October, six months before his term was actually supposed to end.
Additionally, they have mentioned that the Laporta has already prepared his board, which will take over if and when he is elected. In the meantime, however, the Spaniard is finalising the details to rent a building from where he will run the campaign.
Ideally, Laporta would be the leading candidates to take over the club administration, especially after his incredible spell with the club from 2003-2010. During these seven years, Barcelona won two Champions Leagues, one of them part of the treble.
However, he is opposed by Victor Font, a businessman and CEO of Delta Partners. Font stood up to compete for the position of Barcelona president very early, panning his campaign for 2021’s election. His project Si al Futur (Yes to the Future) has gained massive support, among other things like bringing back club legends like Carles Puyol, Xavi, and Pep Guardiola among others as part of his board.
As it stands, it looks like it will come down to either Font or Laporta as the next President of Barcelona, despite Jordi Farre, Toni Freixa, and Lluis Fernandez in the race.