One of many candidates working to turn out to be the subsequent president of Barcelona has stated he’ll reward membership members tattoos and pizzas in the event that they vote for him.
Jordi Farre wants to assemble 2,257 signatures from Barcelona membership members to be eligible to be run within the election for the presidency, which will likely be held on Jan. 24.
In a bid to encourage folks to again his marketing campaign, he has promised a tattoo of the Barca crest and pizzas from a well-known chef to anybody who helps him.
“Anybody who provides us their signature will be capable of get the tattoo,” Farre stated through the presentation of his candidacy on Wednesday.
“We imagine our marketing campaign ought to be an instance of how we wish to govern, altering the way in which of doing issues with actions that enable us to point out the way in which we’re.”
Farre, who launched the vote of no confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu which eventually toppled the president in October, additionally hopes pizzas from famend chef Fabian Martin will lure in voters.
Martin rose to prominence with the launch of a pizza referred to as “Messi” and his restaurant in Catalonia has been frequented by Barca gamers previous and current.
“For 3 days, we may even give a pizza to each socio [club member] that indicators,” Farre added.
Farre is one among 9 candidates working for the presidency. To have the ability to stand within the elections, they every should collect 2,257 socio signatures from Dec. 23 to Jan. 11.
People who acquire sufficient signatures will then stand within the election on Jan. 24.
Former president Joan Laporta and Victor Font are among the many favourites to exchange Bartomeu, who stepped down in October reasonably than power a vote of no confidence to be held through the center of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bartomeu’s mandate was as a consequence of expire subsequent 12 months regardless and an election had already been scheduled for Match.
Whereas Farre’s promise of tattoos and pizzas could lure in sufficient signatures, issues nearer to the pitch, akin to ensures over Lionel Messi‘s future, will carry extra weight within the election.
Farre stated he is assured that Messi, who’s out of contract in June and is free to talk with different golf equipment from January onwards, will renew his deal if he is elected.
“I’d dare to say that if I’m elected, Messi will signal a brand new contract on Jan. 25,” he stated.
Earlier this 12 months, regardless of saying coach Ronald Koeman would have his help, Farre additionally revealed somebody engaged on his marketing campaign had reached out to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp about the potential for taking up at Camp Nou sooner or later.
“If Koeman does nicely, in fact I’d [keep him],” Farre instructed Diario Sport. “However, clearly, we have now our roadmap and we had already had a number of conversations with Klopp, as a result of it appears to us that Barcelona wants such a coach.”