Bartomeu resigns: Ex-Barcelona president says club have agreed to join European Super League

Josep Maria Bartomeu has officially resigned as Barcelona president

Josep Maria Bartomeu is no longer the president of Football Club Barcelona.

The 57-year-old officially vacated the role this evening after an emergency meeting with his Board of Directors earlier in the day.

It's news that has filled Barcelona fans across the world with joy, as Bartomeu's six-year stint as president was nothing short of disastrous.

Lionel Messi almost left the club in the summer due to his negligent actions, but with Bartomeu gone, the Argentine may even sign a new contract with the Catalan giants.

All good, right? Well, not exactly. In a press conference this evening announcing his departure, the now former Barca president dropped yet another bombshell on the club's supporters.

Messi in action

Bartomeu revealed that one of his last actions was to agree a deal for the Blaugrana to join the controversial European Super League.

The 57-year-old told reporters: "I can announce some extraordinary news. Yesterday we accepted a proposal to participate in a future European Super League, which would guarantee the future financial sustainability of the club.

"And we have accepted the future Club World Cup format."

Wow, Bartomeu's disastrous reign as Barcelona president ends in a manner befitting of his reputation.

The only silver lining for Cules is that season ticket holders at the Camp Nou would need to approve the decision in a vote.

Sources have also told ESPN that any European Super League - which would replace the Champions League - would have to be approved by UEFA.

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