Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa claims he has an agreement to sign ‘two top players who want to win the Ballon d’Or’ if he wins elections… and he will sell 49% of ‘Barca Corporate’ for €250million to fund it
- Toni Freixa claims the signings would boost Barcelona in defence and attack
- Freixa will compete with Joan Laporta and Victor Font for the presidency
- Freixa also rejected claims Barca paid £8.7million in agent fees to sign Malcolm
- Barca are currently third in LaLiga and trail leaders Atletico Madrid by five points
Toni Freixa, one of the three candidates for the Barcelona presidency, has confirmed he has an agreement in place with two ‘top players’ to join the club.
The presidential candidate also announced earlier this week that he has an agreement to sell 49 per cent of Barca Corporate (fusion of Barcelona’s academy, innovation hub, licensing and merchandising and studios); for £217million (€250m) to fund the transfers if he wins the election.
Frexia confirmed on Spanish radio programme El Larguero that the players would boost the Catalans at both ends of the pitch.
Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa claims to have an agreement to sign two players
Freixa will compete with Joan Laporta (pictured) and Victor Font for the Barcelona presidency
‘There’s an agreement with two differential players in attack and defence,’ he confirmed.
Freixa didn’t reveal the players’ names, adding: ‘Any player that wants to win the Ballon d’Or knows that they’re only going to win it if they wear Barcelona’s shirt.’
The presidential elections take place on March 7, and Frexia will compete for the prestigious position with Joan Laporta and Victor Font.
When asked of his chances of winning next month, he said: ‘The response to our proposals has been very good. We’re doing well.’
Freixa denied claims that Barca paid £9.9million in commission to sign Malcolm (centre)
Freixa also denied claims that the Catalans had paid £8.6m (€10m) in commission to Spanish agent Josep Maria Minguella’s son for the signing of Brazilian forward Malcolm from Bordeaux in 2018.
‘We never pay more than 5 per cent commission for a signing. At the time, we paid €11.5m (£9.9m) to Mino Raiola for the signing of Ibrahimovic,’ he added.
It’s been a disappointing season so far for Barcelona; they’re on the verge of Champions League elimination after losing the first leg of their last-16 tie 4-1 at home to Paris Saint-Germain. The second leg takes place on Wednesday, March 10.
The Catalans are currently third in LaLiga five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but have played a game more and travel to Sevilla on Saturday.