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newsfootballa month ago

Football needs new formulas to make it stronger and must face new times, asserts Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted that the football world needs a boost and then backed a reform of the European football calendar with new formulas to make it better. This is in lieu of a European Super League which has been mooted as a replacement for the Champions League.
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newsfootball3 months ago

My time as a Barcelona manager is over and I’m happy at Manchester City, proclaims Pep Guardiola

In light of the rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona, Pep Guardiola has admitted that his time to manage the club is over with him happy in charge of Manchester City. The former Bayern Munich boss’ spell at the Camp Nou is considered to be one of the greatest in modern football history.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona after Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation

According to the Times, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is likely to stay at the club for the foreseeable future after president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned from his post. The Argentine has been reportedly unhappy with the way Bartomeu has run the club and was thus looking to leave this summer.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Barcelona have approved requirements to participate in European Super League, proclaims Josep Maria Bartomeu

In his final speech as Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has announced that the La Liga giants have accepted a proposal to participate in a European Super League. This comes after Sky Sports reported that a FIFA backed European Premier League is looking to replace the Champions League.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and board resigns

According to ESPN, Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned as the president of Barcelona earlier tonight with him not wanting to face a fans’ vote of no-confidence. Bartomeu has come under immense criticism in recent months with many unhappy at the way he has run the club over the last few years.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Never forced Lionel Messi’s transfer but I defended Barcelona from a rival, admits Josep Maria Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that he stopped Lionel Messi from leaving the club for a rival and that he was willing to accept the consequences of doing that. The Argentine was looking to leave this summer but he opted to see out the final year of his contract instead.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu facing vote of no confidence

ESPN, and other news outlets, have reported that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is facing a vote of no confidence after a motion to have him removed was verified by a commission. The Mes que una Mocio campaign accuses Bartomeu and the Barcelona board of directors of years of mismanagement.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Will never go to court against Barcelona despite wanting to leave, admits Lionel Messi

Less than nine days after reports first emerged that Lionel Messi was set to leave Barcelona, the Argentine has confirmed that he will not be leaving the Camp Nou despite him wanting too. The 33-year-old was looking to leave on a free-transfer with clubs from England, Italy and France interested.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Unlikely that Barcelona can convince Lionel Messi to stay, confesses Victor Font

Barcelona’s presidential candidate Victor Font has admitted that it’s not likely the La Liga giants can convince Lionel Messi to change his decision and stay. The 33-year-old has upset the balance of the world when he announced his decision to leave Barcelona this summer on a free-transfer.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Reports | Barcelona to fine Lionel Messi for failing to report for training

In a continuing saga of Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona after the Argentine failed to show up for training, Barcelona have reportedly fined the 33-year-old and consider him to be on strike. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has handed in a transfer request earlier last week and is looking to leave.
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