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Watch: Who is Ramon Planes? Meet the man who signed Pedri and Araujo

Pablo Woolls-Blanco

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Ramon Planes has a deep history in Spanish football but now finds himself in an important role, as part of FC Barcelona’s sporting structure. Hired by Bartomeu, and having worked under Eric Abidal, Planes will now remain under the presidency of Joan Laporta, where he will continue to work in a crucial role surrounding Barcelona’s sporting project, alongside Mateu Alemany.

Check out our full video below to gain an understanding of exactly who Ramon Planes is; including his past, his work so far at Barcelona, and whether or not his continuation is good news for Culers.

The news of Planes’ survival, with Laporta’s arrival to the presidency of Barcelona, was a bit of a shock. Indeed, having been hired by Bartomeu and perhaps having been a sympathiser of Barcelona’s old board of directors, Planes could have easily been pushed aside. Clearly, Laporta and Alemany have been impressed by Planes’ work in the sporting structure of Barcelona, and have elected that he remains a part of the board.

His most notable signings have been those of Ronald Araújo and Pedri, whom he scouted and acquired from obscure locations and for cheap prices, with both players turning out to be successes so far. It is Planes’ good reputation and work so far at Barça that has ensured his survival, although we shall see how he acts, and what vision he has for the future of Barcelona’s team, in the coming months.

My passion has always been football. Not just playing football, but also watching, analysing and talking about it. Football is my life. It’s what I wake up thinking about and go to bed worrying about. Although I love playing football, it is watching, analysing and sharing my thoughts on the game that inspires me. I began sharing my opinions on my YouTube channel from a very young age, and I am now delighted to be part of this fantastic team at Barça Universal. Barça is a huge part of my life and will always be. Força Barça!

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