The presentation happened two days after Depay arrived in Barcelona to put pen to paper on his new deal.
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Despite the club legend’s previous deal having expired at the end of last month, Barcelona have always insisted that a fresh agreement is only a matter of time.
The 34-year-old Argentina international’s Barcelona contract expired on June 30, amid speculation of a move away from Camp Nou which he has called home since 2000.
Although Barca controlled most of the ball and had the majority of the chances, two defensive lapses did them in.
The Argentina international’s future has been a hot topic of debate ever since he tried and failed to push through a move away from Camp Nou last summer.
Bartomeu, who resigned from his role in October last year, is one of three people arrested so far, along with the club’s CEO Oscar Grau and head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti, and more could follow.
Lionel Messi had put Barca ahead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot, but Mbappe brilliantly levelled five minutes later to end a thrilling first half all square.
With his existing deal at Camp Nou due to expire in the summer, the 33-year-old will be able to hold formal discussions with interested clubs in January.
The Brazilian defender however added that the Argentinian would never find a better home than the Catalan side.
The Spaniard oversaw Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and was ultimately sacked by La Blaugrana, with Ronald Koeman then taking over in Catalonia.
After a nightmare week for Zinedine Zidane, Real started the clash in the best way possible
Barcelona against Real Madrid – it hardly gets any bigger than when these two La Liga giants meet, as they will on Saturday at Camp Nou, Barcelona at 3pm.
In their Group G opener at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, Messi netted from the penalty spot in the first half for his 116th career goal in the competition.
Dest became the first US international to join Barca on Thursday, signing from Ajax Amsterdam on a long-term contract at the Camp Nou.
The French forward had to settle for the 17 jersey for his debut campaign with the Catalan club because the 7 was occupied by Philippe Coutinho, who later left on loan to join Bayern Munich.
He was supposed to turn up at 10:15 on Sunday morning to have a test for COVID-19 ahead of the resumption of training on Monday.
Messi’s lawyers informed FC Barcelona on Tuesday that the Argentine wanted to take up a release clause in his contract which could allow him to leave for nothing.
Messi and Eto’o played alongside each other at Camp Nou between 2004 and 2009, winning six major honours including the historic treble of the 2008/09 campaign.
The contract renewal has come amid speculations he could return to his former club, FC Barcelona.
The La Liga title-holders said in a statement on Monday they have however gone on to sign Bosnian Miralem Pjanic from the Italian champions for 60 million euros.