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FC Barcelona News: 15 January 2021; Messi fined, presidential race hots up

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

FC Barcelona v C.A. Osasuna - La Liga Santander Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona: Messi fined for Maradona homage | AS

Lionel Messi has been fined €600 and Barcelona €180 by the Spanish Football Federation for the captain’s recent tribute to Diego Maradona against Osasuna.

Rousaud, the candidate who promised Haaland, won’t become Barca’s president | Marca

Emili Rousaud, who promised to bring Erling Haaland to the Camp Nou, has withdrawn from the race to become Barcelona’s next president.

Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa candidates for club presidency | FC Barcelona

The electoral board have confirmed that Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa are the candidates who will stand for election on January 24 after a verification process.

Victor Font: We have to decide together if we sign Eric Garcia or not | Sport

Presidential candidate Victor Font has been talking about the possibility of Eric Garcia arriving from Manchester City and thinks “there could be an interesting economic deal.”

Trincao has not started and Collado aiming to overtake him | Sport

Barcelona B’s Alex Collado is bidding for a place in the first team after some impressive performances, particularly with Francisco Trincao struggling to make an impact.

Martínez: “Let’s hope Leo doesn’t return and we’ll have more options” | Mundo Deportivo

Athletic defender Inigo Martinez admitted after his team’s win over Real Madrid that he’s hoping Lionel Messi doesn’t return to fitness for the Spanish Super Cup final.