Barcelona presidential hopeful Victor Font asked Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign immediately so that Lionel Messi could be given “guarantees” that would keep him from entering into the transfer talks in January.
He said to Sport: “A plan with the highest possible winning potential should be presented to the capable members of the technical team and the board.”
Font added: “The next project should start as soon as possible. Leo will be able to negotiate with another club from January and it’s important for Messi to believe these assurances for the future until he’s free.”
“The board should resign and launch the elections as soon as possible.”
“In the coming months, crucial decisions will be made for the future of the club and Messi, too. If the elections are not held, it would not be possible for the new president to make these calls.”