Asked about the upcoming elections, former players' agent and former presidential candidate Josep Maria Minguella, who could again run for president next year (read more here), has said in an interview with Catalan sports weekly paper Gol that he hopes for a candidate who has no links with the current president:
"It's still very early to talk about favourites, and even more so because the World Cup for Clubs, that could put a great end to a fantastic year, still has to be played.
It's a fact that Rosell has already presented his candidacy and that there will be coming one or two more candidates from the current board. But the only thing I hope for is that there will be a candidate who really stands at the side of the club members and who has never been linked with Laporta. I mean that one should be able not to just vote for or against Laporta but for a neutral candidate.
I surely think that in the next elections the names of possible signings won't have an impact on the final result. Trying to strengthen the squad when the team is doing excellent like is the case now, is not the right way to go. You only have to base your candidacy on transfers when the sporting results haven't been positive."
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Cartoon 17: Minguella offering himself