The rumour began last night in an article in La Vanguardia but today the bombshell has exploded with the news that Sandro Rosell is standing down as Barça president. Rosell began the week announcing the new project for the reconstruction of Camp Nou, in his words ‘the most important decision in 50 years’, but just three days later he will present his resignation due to accusations relating to the transfer of Neymar Jr.
Rosell will give a press conference later today to explain his decision but it seems likely he will play the victim of a campaign as the Vanguardia article also talked about death threats against him and his family. The fact that these death threat stories are coming out now is a little bit suspicious given the other accusations. There are so many questions as to what will happen now but it seems a temporary president will be installed with new elections set for the end of the season.