The election to vote for a brand new membership president on 7 March is dominating Barcelona information and there was a break up within the three remaining candidates on a serious subject.
The difficulty pertains to Manchester Metropolis defender Eric Garcia, who has taken centre stage of Barcelona switch information this calendar 12 months on account of his contract expiring this summer time.
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This subject has now triggered a break up among the many main candidates within the election, as Victor Font argues that the participant might be signed this month with out impacting the present monetary standing of the Catalan membership.
Font defined on Wednesday, as per quotes carried by El Mundo Deportivo: “Metropolis have agreed to not cost something till subsequent season and the participant additionally renounces his wage till the following 12 months, so the impression on the membership’s economic system now can be minimal, solely €230k. You’ll be able to signal him with out paying something now.
“There isn’t any formal settlement with Metropolis, as a result of we’re a candidate, however we have now made the required preparations in order that if Òscar Grau calls Metropolis, he’ll see that the settlement to include Eric Garcia now could be possible.
“If Koeman considers his arrival as one thing basic and his incorporation is possible from the financial viewpoint, then why is he not signed?”
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Nonetheless, Font’s main competitor Joan Laporta has argued towards the signing, saying that the membership usually are not able to presently facilitate a deal that may be concluded in summer time.
Laporta mentioned, as per a separate El Mundo Deportivo report: “I stay within the place I had when this chance was raised. If a participant desires to go to Barça, he has to show it and if in June he would come totally free, it’s exhausting for me to know why we must give cash to a competing membership.”
As outlined by a report in Marca, the place of the remaining candidate Toni Freixa is that the participant ought to solely be signed for a similar minimal price that Metropolis paid to signal the participant in 2017 – that means he’s in settlement with Laporta.
Studies have drawn parallels between Garcia and that of Gerard Pique – who left La Masia’s youth academy on account of mismanagement and joined Manchester United, earlier than returning to the Camp Nou and having fun with a protracted and distinguished profession on the membership.
The Blaugrana presently have Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza within the place.
Fundamental picture through Marca