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Barcelona News Roundup: Barca close to signing Premier League midfielder, Joan Laporta €70 million short on deposit needed to become president and more – 16 March 2021

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The latest reports claim that the deal for one of Barcelona’s main goals in the transfer has been concluded ‘95% ‘.

Barcelona recorded a thunderous 4-1 win over Huesca to increase pressure on league leaders Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi kept the Catalans with another spectacular performance The League the title hopes alive. They are a fresh turnaround in the presidential election as the club prepares for the hectic summer transfer window.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best stories from Barcelona March 16, 2021


Ronald Koeman showers Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander
FC Barcelona v SD Huesca – La Liga Santander

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman was a happy man because last night his side defeated Huesca 4-1. It was a historic night for Lionel Messi as he leveled Xavi’s record in most appearances at the club, doing his 767th trip in a Barcelona jersey and celebrating it by turning in an inspiring performance.

Addressing the press after the victory, Ronald Koeman praised Lionel Messi. He said:

“I think Messi has shown that he is the best. The first goal was fantastic. He deserves so much to be important to this team. Luckily he’s still with us.

“It is a very good result for continuous growth. We had a good first half and in the second we continued with intensity. We finally got a goal from a corner. People work hard on the set pieces. Great goal for cascara. ”

Joan Laporta is missing on a 70m-euro deposit

Elections for the new president of FC Barcelona
Elections for the new president of FC Barcelona

Just when it seemed that some stability had been restored in Barcelona, ​​things took a new turn. In order for any winner of the presidential election to take over, he would have to pay 15% of the club’s budget, which in this case is 124 million euros.

Now, as per The Periodical,, the newly elected president of Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporti, is missing a deposit of 70 million euros, and the deadline to deposit the money is Wednesday. If he is unable to secure funds in time, the entire election process will have to be repeated.

Georginio Wijnaldum to Barcelona 95% completed

Sheffield United v Liverpool - Premier League
Sheffield United v Liverpool – Premier League

According to Football Insider,, Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is now closer to joining Barcelona than ever before. The Dutchman’s contract with Liverpool expires in the summer and has not yet signed an extension.

Ronald Koeman has managed the Wijnaldum for the Dutch international side and wants to meet him again at Camp Nou. Barcelona have been monitoring his situation for some time and are now 95% done with the deal, the report said.

Wijnaldum can play like no. 6 and no. 9 and is a fairly experienced negotiator.

Posted March 16, 2021, 6:38 PM IST


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