The latest round of signature validations for the vote of no confidence against Josep María Bartomeu’s board has ended this Friday with 10,210 signatures validated of the 11,222 that is been reviewed. The promoters of the motion presented 20,687 signatures in total. The rhythm of the past four days has given hope that the vote of no confidence can truly succeed, forcing Bartomeu to step down.
Of the total that has already been reviewed, 565 have been null, 36 doubtful, and 411 are still in the verification process. In fact, 9,465 remain to be reviewed and the promoters need a total of 16,521 to push forward the motion against the board led by Bartomeu.
On Saturday, the promoters of the vote of no confidence, Jordi Farré and Josep Triadó (the directors of the club), Jordi Argemí and Marta Plana, and a member of the Catalan Federatio (Josep Maria Vallbona) will meet again to continue with the counting process.
We have to add that there is still 10 business days left to do the validations, so the rate in which the votes are being validating currently is quite high.
Source: Esport COPE
Barcelona wants to improve contract of ‘the new Iniesta’
RAC1 have confirmed that Barcelona are indeed working on offering Pedri Gonzalez a new and improved contract. The youngster has been an absolute revelation for the club, and in turn, they now want to reward his services further and ensure his continuity via a long-term deal.
Earlier reports in the Spanish newspapers also stated that Barcelona have already begun working on a contract extension for Pedri. Since his move from Las Palmas, the midfielder has established himself as a key cog in Ronald Koeman’s new-look Barcelona machine driven by youth.
Pedri’s current Barcelona contract expires in June 2022, but has a clause that would allow a two-year extension. The club are keen on improving the economic terms of his deal, which reportedly earns him 34,000 euros per week at the moment, and ensuring that he stays in Barcelona for years to come.
Barcelona also want to fend off interest from other clubs who have begun to take notice of the teenager’s incredible rise to prominence. The 18-year old has already been contacted by major clubs like Liverpool according to previous reports.
Since his arrival, Barcelona want to offer Pedri a deal that fairly reflects his invaluable contributions to the team. He has been instrumental in freshening up the Blaugrana midfield with his tremendous technical ability on the ball, range of passing, and work rate out of possession. His talents have thus drawn comparisons to the legendary Andres Iniesta.
As for the player himself, he has already stated on multiple occasions that he wants to succeed at Barcelona. Pedri aims to stay at the club for many years and win major titles.