Bartomeu ready to resign if vote of no confidence goes ahead
By the time Barcelona face Juventus in the Champions League this Wednesday, Josep Maria Bartomeu may no longer be their president. 'Sport' says that "he is willing" to resign if the Catalan government does not agree to postpone the motion of censure against him.
The current management want this to take place at a later date because it does not know, given the current situation in Spain, if a vote will be allowed. The priority from their perspective, which they revealed to the aforementioned source, is the health of its members.
Their goal is not to stop the referendum, but that it should take place at a later date. In any case, if it is confirmed that it will take place on 1 and 2 November, which are the dates being proposed currently, he could leave office. This leaves one clear conclusion: he knows that he would lose the vote.
And what are the chances that the vote will be official by then and Bartomeu will resign? Very likely. 'Sport' adds that Gerard Figueras, secretary of Sport and Physical Activity of the Generalitat, informed the club that he sees no impediment to the vote going forward.
The management believe that allowing the referendum is contradictory
Barca's management reportedly disagree with the vote going ahead. It sees no point in the government asking its citizens to stay at home while allowing so many people to go and vote.
The venues that will have the largest influx of members will be those in Catalonia. Several media have already indicated that there will probably be other places to vote in both Madrid and Andalusia. The reason for this is that there are members who live nearby. And that is why, according to 'Ara', Barca has responded to the letter from the Generalitat with an alternative plan that would have a single venue: Camp Nou.