Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed he approved Barcelona's inclusion in a European Super League before he stepped down as the club's president.
On Tuesday evening, Barcelona confirmed the resignation of Bartomeu as the club's president with the entire board also stepping down. The Spaniard, in his announced where he confirmed Catalans' board of directors were resigning, revealed he approved the club's inclusion in a European Super League as his final acts as the club's president.
"We accept entry into a European Super League of football clubs," he said.
"This acceptance will have to be ratified by the next assembly. We have also approved the format of the new Club World Cup. The European Super League will make it so the club can remain being one of the members."
The 57-year-old stepped down after a six-year stay at the Nou Camp as his position was under scrutiny for some months. The Spaniard was due to face a vote of no confidence in next month's election after the Spanish government gave the green light for voting to go ahead at the Nou Camp despite the COVID-19 crisis.