FC Barcelona’s presidential candidate Jordi Farre admits that Argentine legend Lionel Messi’s last interview created momentum for a no-confidence vote. He also admits that the interview almost triggered a rage of the fans against the current board of directors in the club. It is now possible that the new voting will take place at the beginning of the new football season.
Lionel Messi recently revealed in his interview that he will stay at Camp Nou for this season. But, he also expressed his grief over FC Barcelona’s current president Josep Maria Bartomeu as he said the star player can leave the club at the end of this football season. However, he failed to keep his promise and Messi had to stay at the club for another season.
Jordi Farre believes Lionel Messi’s recent interview shook the current board of FC Barcelona
While talking about the interview, Jordi Farre said, “Messi said there is no project and the board lied to him, all ‘socios’ should sign the motion of censure.” He said, “The signature collection got hurried after Messi’s quotes to Goal, the rhythm got doubled after it, maybe he should have used another strategy.”
Farre said, “The important thing is he is staying and I still think it is possible to convince him to sign another renewal.” He said, “The financial situation [at Barcelona] is very dangerous because there’s an €800 million debt and a lot of payment obligation. Griezmann has been paid thanks to a private fund and FCB won’t begin to give back the money until 2021, for example.”
Lionel Messi | Recent Interview
The Barcelona presidential candidate said, “The new Camp Nou project must be stopped in a context of the financial crisis and still nobody knows when fans are allowed to be back at the stadium anyway.” He then further said, “We hope to have all signatures for the motion of censure by September 17.”
He said, “If we do, there will be a referendum in 30 days and if the result is against Bartomeu, the election should take part around December 5, 2020.” Farre then said, “I am not afraid of clubs like Man City thanks to FFP (Financial Fair Play), FCB’s budget is still the highest one in the football world and these clubs won’t be able to have the same incomes as FCB.”