According to Madrid based daily publication, Lionel Messi had turned down the renewal of his current contract binding him and FC Barcelona. This happened in second week of July when Leo was on vacation with his family.
In an interview with ESPN, FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu once again talked on Messi’s contract with the club. He revealed that in coming months, the Argentine will re new his contract but he stressed it’s just formality.
Following the launching of new office in New York City, Josep Maria Bartomeu declares the intention of the club to establish a new female football team in the United States. The president was speaking to the Barca TV in Empire State Building where the new office is located.
In the speech to the club’s TV,
This is a circumstance that FC Barcelona would like to exploit in order to boost its profile in the United States. He explained that one of the club’s targets is to “create a team that can take part in the National Women’s Soccer League” in the form of a franchise “that will help us to promote the club”. But that’s not the only sports project that FC Barcelona has in mind for North America. The president added that in the future Barça is also proposing “the creation of a futsal team to compete in the local leagues”.
Source: FC Barcelona official website.
Among anything FC Barcelona is set to achieve in the 2016/2017 season is the contract renewal of Messi, Suarez and Ivan Rakitic. However in a recent interview with RAC 1, FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu included the German goalkeeper in the list of potential contract renewal.
Luis Enrique have made a request to Josep Maria Bartomeu and his team to fulfill before the summer comes to an end. The entire first team squad should be complete before August 14. On this day, FC Barcelona will play the first competitive game of the 2016/2017 season.
The press conference that took place on Thursday morning allowed Josep Maria Bartomeu talk on certain areas of concern to the press and one of which was where Neymar’s career will continue. Barca president of course confirmed the 24 years old stay and renewal of his contract for five years.
According to Mundo Deportivo, tax evasion and document forgery have being recently discovered in the recent case which involves Neymar Jr, Neymar Snr, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell. The current case is related to the transfer of the Brazilian from Santos to FC Barcelona. The Brazilian company DIS is suing Barca for not paying them (DIS) the complete amount as agreed before Neymar’s move in 2013 claiming they were cheated of the share of the transfer.
Being the star of the gala award, FC Barcelona sweep four award in the prestigious Global Soccer award ceremony that took place on Sunday 27 December. Messi received award for best player of the year, Josep Bartomeu received best president, FC Barcelona awarded best club team of the year and team with most media attraction.
In the 10th edition of the International Sport Conference Dubai, FC Barcelona will be represented by the Lionel Messi and President Josep Maria Bartomeu. In an interview with MBC TV, Bartomeu talked generally on the projects of the Club, the importance of Messi to the team and the philosophy and objectives of the Club.