Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekly Round-Up (19): Casting shadows

Every week an overview of the posts from this blog, written by Xaviniesta, is published on Barcelona news site totalBarca.

As reported by the blog last week, presidential candidate Sandro Rosell is currently fighting claims he had maneuvered the sale of former Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho to English club Chelsea in 2004, a deal reportedly worth 100 million euro to the Catalan club and a 10% commission to himself.

Presidential candidate Jaume Guixa is now asking Rosell and Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who made the allegations in his book “Un somni per als meus fills” ( A dream for my sons), to clarify their involvement in the aborted sale, claiming that “no candidate for the presidency should enter the electoral race with doubts on his reputation”.

It is speculated that Laporta’s revelations in his book could only be the tip of the iceberg and that reportedly, a “bomb” is being prepared by Rosell’s opponents that could force the poll front runner to withdraw his campaign for the presidency.

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