Bartomeu told to resign immediately as Barcelona president after Messi confirms he’s leaving

Barcelona presidential candidate, Victor Font, has called on incumbent Josep Bartomeu to “resign now”, AS reports.

Josep Maria Bartomeu president of FC Barcelona during the presentation of Quique Setien as a new coach of FC Barcelona with contract till 30th of June of 2022 at Camp Nou Stadium on January 14, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

This follows news that Lionel Messi has informed the club he is leaving.

Bartomeu had assured fans that Messi would be at the Camp Nou next season, following the 8-2 thrashing against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final.

However, Messi wants Barca to terminate his contract, so he can join a new club.

Font has now asked Bartomeu to step down and called for elections to be held immediately.

“Bartomeu, resign now! You’ve been unable to manage the best footballer ever, a legend made here. Hence why we repeat: Bartoméu resign and elections as soon as possible,” Font said.

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