To win a presidential election in a football club, there is nothing like presenting a good signing that excites the members who are the ones who have to vote. It happened in Madrid when Florentino Pérez he won the elections against the forecast by announcing the arrival of Figo, or years later he did the same Joan Laporta with a David Beckham who never arrived at the Camp Nou as a Barça footballer. On this occasion it was Emili Rousaud, former vice president of the Catalan club and a candidate in the elections on January 24. The businessman presented his sports vice president on Wednesday, who will be Josep Maria Minguella, the famous ex-representative, who brought players like Maradona, Stoichkov or Messi himself to the Barça club.
Minguella surprised everyone present and surely acquired a good number of votes for his candidacy by announcing that he had a preliminary agreement with Erling Haaland. The ex-agent held a series of conversations with Mino Raiola to bring the forward of the Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona in case Rousaud reaches the presidency of the Barça club. It is the first great name of a footballer who appears on the table in the electoral race.
«He was able to bring Maradona, Stoichkov, Romario, Messi and with his son Ansu Fati. It has always been present. Many of the important pages of the club, he was the protagonist », explained Rousaud, whose priority is that of«remake the first team because it is key». For his part, Minguella explained the reasons why he has joined this candidacy: “I did not know Emili and one day I found out that a manager was leaving the club in unexplained circumstances. I started to think and said, how many managers have resigned from the Barça directives? Being a manager is a great thing. It caught my attention that he left it. We met in Peralada and I explained to him what Barça was for me and what should be done at this club so that, as I said four years ago, it would not become Milan. He is honestHe has things clear and it is the line that I want ».
With Haaland he reached the quota of surprises and did not want to reveal the name of the sports director because «is a person with a valid contract and we have to be discreet. «What we will not do is filter news. That is very good for journalism and very bad for the club. Every time you filter the name of a game, for example, it goes up a million more. Discretion is key, “he added. However, he did give his opinion on the continuity of Messi: «From the first moment I understood that he would not leave. Now I have it very clear. Leo is happy in Barcelona, but wants to win. He has gone from winning the Champions League, the League and the Cup to not winning anything. He still has that player’s mindset. The merit of the great athlete is to have a spirit of winning.