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'No mismanagement, we didn't leave a poor legacy,' insists ex-Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu
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'No mismanagement, we didn't leave a poor legacy,' insists ex-Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu

Josep Bartomeu said that most of the club’s financial woes had been caused by the impact of the pandemic, which closed down Camp Nou for more than a year and reduced other sources of revenue.

Barcelona say audit shows club was technically bankrupt when new president Joan Laporta took over
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Barcelona say audit shows club was technically bankrupt when new president Joan Laporta took over

Barcelona closed the 2020-21 financial year with 481 million euros ($554 million) in losses “caused by both falling revenues and the inability to contain spending.”

LaLiga: Barcelona president Joan Laporta says club's debt now stands at $1.6 billion
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LaLiga: Barcelona president Joan Laporta says club's debt now stands at $1.6 billion

The club lost star player Messi to Paris Saint-Germain this month because it could not give him a new contract that would fit within the Spanish league’s strict financial fair-play regulations.

LaLiga: Lionel Messi moves closer to signing new contract with Barcelona
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi moves closer to signing new contract with Barcelona

In his previous contract, signed in 2017, Messi earned a massive 138 million euros ($163 million) per season.

European Super League a 'longtime dream' for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
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European Super League a 'longtime dream' for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez last week began his sixth term as Real Madrid president. He helped the club recover from its own financial problems when he first arrived in 2000. Now he feels it’s football in general that needs his help.

European Union's top court deals setback to Barcelona, Real Madrid in tax case
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European Union's top court deals setback to Barcelona, Real Madrid in tax case

Barcelona are coming off their first season without a trophy since 2007-08 and have a debt of more than 1.1 billion euros, largely because of the coronavirus crisis.

Barcagate: Understanding Barcelona scandal that led to arrest of ex-club president Josep Maria Bartomeu
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Barcagate: Understanding Barcelona scandal that led to arrest of ex-club president Josep Maria Bartomeu

Here's everything you need to know about the Barcagate episode that has the football world buzzing since the news of the arrests broke in and dealt a major blow to the club's image.

LaLiga: Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona worth up to 555 million euros, says report
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona worth up to 555 million euros, says report

The report said the 33-year-old player has already secured more than 510 million euros ($619 million) of the total contract.

Barcelona reschedule presidential elections to 7 March, allow vote by mail
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Barcelona reschedule presidential elections to 7 March, allow vote by mail

Voting will take place at six polling stations and by mail after the Catalan government made a change in the legislation "to allow for postal voting for sporting bodies," Barcelona said.

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes he can convince Lionel Messi to stay
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Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes he can convince Lionel Messi to stay

Laporta knows Messi from when he took over the club as their young president in 2003. A teenage Messi had recently joined the Spanish club after leaving Argentina with his family.

LaLiga head Javier Tebas says Real Madrid behind Josep Bartomeu’s European Super League announcement
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LaLiga head Javier Tebas says Real Madrid behind Josep Bartomeu’s European Super League announcement

The league president said Bartomeu, who resigned along with his board of directors on Tuesday, has been following the ideas of Real Madrid in recent years.

LaLiga: Josep Bartomeu announces resignation as Barcelona president, drops European Super League bombshell
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LaLiga: Josep Bartomeu announces resignation as Barcelona president, drops European Super League bombshell

Bartomeu said he accepted a proposal on Monday for Barcelona to play in "a future European Super League" which "would guarantee the financial stability of the club".

Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu won't resign after 20,000 vote for board's censure
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Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu won't resign after 20,000 vote for board's censure

Bartomeu and his board are already set to be replaced in a club election in March. But some club members think they should go now after last month's 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich, a season without titles, and Lionel Messi's attempt to leave the club.

Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona means little for president Josep Bartomeu considering the turmoil at club
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Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona means little for president Josep Bartomeu considering the turmoil at club

A vote of no confidence has been presented against president Josep Bartomeu by Barcelona's members, meaning he may not last that long. His victory over Lionel Messi may prove a hollow one.

LaLiga: 'Club is always above any player,' says ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Lionel Messi saga
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LaLiga: 'Club is always above any player,' says ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Lionel Messi saga

Luis Enrique managed Messi at Barca from 2014 to 2017 and they won the treble together in 2015.

Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona to avoid legal dispute but rages at club president Josep Bartomeu
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Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona to avoid legal dispute but rages at club president Josep Bartomeu

Despite his unhappiness, Messi insists he will give his all for Barcelona next season under their new coach Ronald Koeman, with his current contract due to expire in June 2021.

Lionel Messi's father Jorge tells LaLiga his son is free to leave even as footage shows him conceding he could stay
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Lionel Messi's father Jorge tells LaLiga his son is free to leave even as footage shows him conceding he could stay

Messi senior seemingly replied "yes" when asked by a reporter if they had considered the possibility of staying at the club for another season and then leaving for free next year.

No agreement in meeting between Barcelona and Lionel Messi's father and agent Jorge
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No agreement in meeting between Barcelona and Lionel Messi's father and agent Jorge

In addition to meeting with Messi’s father, Barcelona said they also wanted to meet personally with the player to try to change his mind about leaving.

Barcelona not willing to negotiate Lionel Messi's departure before his contract expires in 2021
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Barcelona not willing to negotiate Lionel Messi's departure before his contract expires in 2021

Spanish media reports said Lionel Messi has contacted the club to try to resolve the situation.

Barcelona officially announce Ronald Koeman as new manager, signs two-year contract
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Barcelona officially announce Ronald Koeman as new manager, signs two-year contract

Koeman replaces the fired Quique Setién, who stayed only 25 matches on the job after taking over from Ernesto Valverde in January.