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Why January is the most crucial month for Barcelona in recent history

Why January is the most crucial month for Barcelona in recent history

Why January is the most crucial month for Barcelona in recent history

Lionel Messi is free to strike a pre-contract agreement with other clubs and the presidential elections are set to take place on January 24.

The ongoing month of January is the most crucial in the recent history of Barcelona for three specific reasons, starting with the transfer situation of Lionel Messi.

The 33-year-old Argentine, who is arguably one of the greatest players in club’s recent history, is free to strike a pre-contract agreement with other clubs this month. That would mark the end of two decades in which the Camp Nou outfit hosted one of the greatest players of the current generation.

Then there is the club’s on the pitch form. Ronald Koeman’s side are currently sitting 10 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid despite having played a game more than Diego Simeone’s side. Lose any further games this month, and the title race would be all but over.

Similar fate could befell Barca in other competitions too. It will face an in-form Real Sociedad side in Supercoppa de Espana on January 13th and are anything but favorites to come out of that fixture with a smile intact on the faces of its players.

Equally important are Barcelona presidential elections scheduled for January 24. All the candidates are predictably keen on taking the club out of the mess it currently finds itself in. But the methods they have unveiled to achieve that objective cannot be different from each other.

That means that the club’s direction for the next several years – if not longer – will be dictated by who the Socios select as the club’s president. All of this is to say that the next twenty six days might make – or break – the club’s fortunes for the foreseeable future.


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