Tue. May 17th, 2022


of Barcelona and a key date in this mission will come this Sunday, with the club’s assembly of delegate members. It will take place at the Palau Blaugrana, ahead of the team’s LaLiga Santander match against Valencia.

If the delegate members reject the proposals put forward by the board, then there could be a call for resignations. For that reason, this is set to be one of the most important assemblies in club history.

One of the first issues to solve will be the approval of the accounts for last season, which will bring about a discussion of who is mostly to blame for the losses suffered.

Another key issue to discuss is the Espai Barca project, with Laporta looking for approval for a loan of 1,500 million euros for the stadium and facilities redevelopment work. The board can’t just go ahead and sign this financial deal, as it is more than 10 percent of the budget. So, they’ll need member approval.

Then there is the controversial reforming of certain club statues, especially a plan to adjust article 67. That requires the board members to guarantee solutions to losses suffered by the club, something which could be a problem for the current administration given the club’s current disastrous economic situation.

Laporta hopes that the members in attendance on Sunday will understand the difficulties facing his board and the need to make certain requests. It will come down to the views of those members, making this Sunday a huge day for the Catalan club.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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