Catalan newspaper El Periódico claims that Barcelona treasurer and professor of economics at Columbia University Xavier Sala i Martín could still be a candidate in the elections for president of FC Barcelona that will take place next spring.
While Barcelona first vice-president Alfons Godall is generally seen as the candidate of the list that will be supported by current Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Sala i Martín would have presented himself during private talks and talks with sports-related people in Catalonia as presidential candidate.
The paper therefore thinks that it still isn't excluded that Sala i Martín would replace Godall as head of the list when the elections come closer.
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