The new Barcelona board under Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta will officially be inaugurated as Barcelona president on Wednesday after depositing the €124.6m depository payment to seal his appointment.

Laporta will be president of the club for a second period having previously been at the helm at the Camp Nou between 2003 and 2010, but political opponents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu had occupied the position in the decade since.

Earlier this week, there had been concern sparked by the exit of Jaume Giró – Laporta’s leading economic advisor – from the project, and who believed Laporta would need to seek investment through the North American risk fund, in concerning Barcelona news.

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However, the CEO of Mediapro Jaume Roures and Eduard Romeu – the vice chairman of renewable energy company Audax Renovables, based in the Catalan capital – have both financially backed Laporta, with the latter set to be the new economic vice-president of the club.

Cisco Pujo, Ferran Oliver, Angel Riudalbàs and Joan Soler will also form part of Laporta’s board.

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16 Comments

  1. Mario says:

    Dear Mr.president Lapoter,we the Barcelona fans here in UAE/Dubai dont want our club to sign Depay because he dont have any use of Barca to bring him here..Depay will be a waste for we the Barca fans
    .Sir please and please make sure that this man called Antonio Antonio Griezmann should leave our club Barcelona because he is minus one in our team pls.thanks.All hail Barcelona,Barcelona for live.Up Barca

  2. ALIYU DUMBULUN KANO says:

    My advices to barcelona president and the entire board is that,they should view and reform our club base on player’s current contribution.those who are under paforming would be alowed to go so that we can focused on their replacements. UP BARCA.

  3. Isa Audu says:

    Yes it is the true we our fc barcelona fans we will not support of antonio griezmann in our team. sell him now. up BARCA we are BARCA fans in NIGERIA

  4. Evgenios Erotokritou - Lawyer - Cyprus says:

    Please sell Griezmann and Langlet today! they are no good for Barca! Griezmann is not focused in the game for some reason. He may thrive in some other team. Langlet`s abilities are not up to standard for the best team on the planet. Umbditi, also has to go! Because yes, Barca is reminding me strongly of the best team on the planet again. If you keep Pedri, Trincao, Araujo, Puig, Debmelle, Ilaix , Junior, and if you get Erling Haaland and Eric Garcia the world will go into a football delirium again. Viva Barca!

    1. Godwin says:

      I do agree that Griezman should be sold rather find out how problem. This was a fantastic striker while in Athletico. I think it should be phycological he will rediscover himself.
      He is a great player.

  5. Abdullahi kabir says:

    Pls let grizman go!!!!

  6. Abbas umar says:

    As I among the fç Barcelona fans here in Nigeria I began the new elected President in person john laporter to keep messsi at barca and allowed young stars like dest,puig,trincao and Konrad to play more minutes and keep dembele and sell grizman umtiti busquet and pjanic braitwate junior ilax moriba pique up Barcelona fans.

  7. Huzaifa Hussaini says:

    Please bring haaland and alaba with wijnadum

  8. Aminulai Abubakri Oriyomi says:

    Visca Barca!! Forca catalunya!! mr president i would like you to reform barcelona, barca has being dis-organizes since 2016…we need more capable player who can run the show even if messi is out of a match, we need a creative players…the likes of umtiti, griezman, coutinho, bousquet, pique, braitewaite are fully not at there best for barcelonal…we need a solid defence, a creative midfield and powerful fire work of an attack ….we dont need an average players at barca . All The way from Nigeria…Up! Up! Up! Barca

  9. Haris says:

    Barcelona tight now need Strikers Like Giorgios Giakoumakis that is first in Netherlands first division League with 17 Goals in 27 games!! And he can be sing in Barca for just over 5 Million Euros, Barca do not need to spend Hundreds of Millions to find very good Players!!.
    Look at Petri, and others!
    So we need good, Hungry to win every Game, young, and detriment to give for the Team off Barcelona in every game 100%!. Unlike Kriesmann, Legnet, Dembele, Koutionio and so on!…

    1. Francis Ebejuo says:

      Long live fc barcelona. Thank God for new era, of juan larpota. We have endio so many sheets caused by former barcelona president.please mr president sell busquet, umtiti, griesman, linglet,braitwaite,pyanic, and the coach should start giving trincao playing time. My is Francis from ABUJA. UP BARCELONA.

  10. Henorch small says:

    Dont mind those fans
    the players are all still usefull

  11. Francis Ebejuo says:

    Long live fc barcelona. Thank God for new era, of juan larpota. We have endio so many sheets caused by former barcelona president.please mr president sell busquet, umtiti, griesman, linglet,braitwaite,pyanic, and the coach should start giving trincao playing time. My is Francis from ABUJA. UP BARCELONA.

  12. Lodu says:

    Dear President resign neymar and Suarez to make the dangerous forward again MSN

  13. Billy says:

    Pls sign haaland

  14. Samson bulus says:

    We need more experience player president bring haaland

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