Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign if Lionel Messi says unhappy with him. That’s the only condition behind this offer to resign as president of the club.
Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, is ready to step down from his role immediately if Lionel Messi publicly states that the president is the reason for his unhappiness at the club.
This is the story first announced by TV3 and later confirmed by SPORT’s sources.
Bartomeu was against the idea of stepping down following the humiliating 8-2 loss against Bayern Munich and wasn’t fazed into questioning his position when Messi first revealed his decision to leave. Now, with Leo’s threat holding more weight, the president has had a change of heart as he looks to keep the Argentine superstar at the Camp Nou.
The only condition behind this offer to resign is if Messi publicly announces that the reason he wants to leave is because of the president and, if Bartomeu resigns, Leo will stay.
Now Messi has the chance to oust Bartomeu from his position and form part of the new project under Ronald Koeman and later a newly elected president.
Credit: Sport English