Barcelona presidential hopeful won’t fall into trap of naming transfer targets

Candidate for presidency of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)
Candidate for presidency of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Joan Laporta won’t reveal his Barcelona transfer targets.

Football Club Barcelona are currently without a president but that will soon change as the elections are coming up on the 24th of January. While a host of men are running the elections in order to try and become the new president of the prestigious club, two men are really in this race. Those two men are of course Victor Font and Joan Laporta. Laporta in a recent interview talked about the club’s position and his own plans of trying to lift Barcelona back to the place where they belong.

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Laporta is currently leading the race to become the new president of the club. The Spanish politician had already run as the president of the club from 2003 to 2010, thus he has a lot of knowledge and experience on how to run such a big club. In an interview with Spanish sports news outlet, Marca, the candidate talked about how he planned on changing the current scenario of the club but he also said that he would not reveal too much information.

The former president said that he would not fall into the trap of naming his potential transfer targets or coaches as this would link them to the club and raise their prices. He also said that the current player in that position would suffer from a morale blow if he found out that he was going to be replaced. In the interview he said,

"“I have my own sports project. I will not fall into the trap of naming names, All the agents are calling me. I know them all and they want me to be president again, but I tell them that now I’m not talking about players or coaches.”Source Goal"

The candidate also talked about the declining status of Barca as a European giant. The club was once kings of the world and still remains the only club to have won six trophies in one year. This status, however, has degraded over the recent years and they are no longer seen as a threat to elite clubs. Laporta promises to change that and bring Barcelona back to their glory days.

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