Barcelona presidential hopeful Victor Font called for the immediate resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu.
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.
“The board should resign and launch the elections as soon as possible.”
He suggested this recourse so that Lionel Messi could be given “guarantees” that would keep him from entering into the transfer talks in January:
“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.
“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.”