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Rousaud withdraws from Barcelona presidential race

Thu 14 January 2021 | 13:34

Emili Rousaud, who promised to bring Erling Haaland to Barcelona, withdrew from the election today.

Emili Rousaud

has officially withdrawn from


presidential race. Two days ago, he was able to get the required amount of signatures to reach the final round of elections, but today it became clear that 500 of those signatures are doubtful and will need further investigation.

To reach the final round of elections, he had to obtain at least 2257 signatures, and he managed to submit 2510 signatures, but now the validity of 500 signatures is questioned.

With his withdrawal, there are now only three candidates left for the presidency of Barca;

Joan Laporta


Victor Font


Toni Freixa

, of whom Laporta is the favorite to win with more than 10,000 signatures.

Rousaud had previously promised that he would sign


Norwegian prodigy,

Erling Haaland

if he became president of Barca. Also His stance on

Lionel Messi

’s contract extension was to reduce his salary.

It should be mentioned that despite requests for the postponement of Barcelona presidential election due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the club has announced that the elections will definitely take place on January 24, and all arrangements have been made.

source: SportMob