The Raluy circus does not have as many pirouettes, tightrope walkers, beasts, script twists and surprises as FC Barcelona. In few places like the Blaugrana club, so much news, entanglements, intrigues, emotions and such diverse passions are brewing. And there is always a more difficult still. Always a "don't leave yet, there's still more" that the cartoons of 'Super Mouse' used to say, a childhood friend of those of us who already comb our gray hair or are directly balding.
How not to stay with these jolts that Barça offers. Now, it is announced that Mateu Alemany will leave his current duties and most likely the club when the transfer market ends, on September 1. But haven't we already seen this story? Well yes. The first time was on May 2, after ten at night and when Barça had just almost sentenced the League after beating Osasuna. The second, this Wednesday, August 16, in the heat of heat and at lunchtime. If then more than one had dinner indigestible, now lunch has been spoiled.
In a very curly loop, Barça refers to the first statement, that of May 2, to convey coherence in the story. In the spring Mateu Alemany was going to leave because he had a large offer from Aston Villa.
Weeks later he reversed his goodbye and he himself announced verbally, without a communication from the club, that he remained in the Barcelona sports structure as one of its main characters. A decision that was celebrated with great fanfare by the club's top staff, led by Laporta, and seconded with applause by the first team coach himself, Xavi Hernández.
But three months later, Barcelona has made it official that it hands over the full helm of the sports management to Deco, for three seasons.
The Barcelona club relegates Alemany, whom it has considered essential when negotiating, for example, with LaLiga the thorny issue of financial 'fair play' and to whom Laporta had conveyed his utmost confidence since he incorporated him into his electoral candidacy to return to the easy chair
Deco takes the baton, whom the current president signed as a footballer for Barça in 2004, already represented then by the almighty Jorge Mendes, who continues to have many issues on his hands with the Barcelona club. In recent years, Deco, a fantastic and competitive midfielder in his playing days, has had a representation agency that, for example, carried the designs of the blaugrana Raphinha. It cannot be said that Barcelona's commitment is not firm. Three years and all responsibility. The task is not simple.