offpitch | 2018-09-11
A television presenter has just been signed by Barça... as a scout!
The bizarre decision was announced today and it's unorthodox approach might just work
The Catalan television program El Club de la Mitjanit has revealed Barça has a new scout for France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria, his name is Jérome Bigot and he currently works as a presenter for the known channel beIN Sports in France.
The one responsible for this surprising signing is Eric Abidal, who recently worked together with Bigot. He has a contract until 2021 and it's likely to be yet another one of the club's recent moves to recruit French players since the Barça legend returned to the club as sporting director in 2018.
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WRITTEN BY: Rafael Hernández
A die hard Barcelona fan since the Joan Gaspart years, Rafael has seen the best and worst of his club. One of the Grup 14 founders, currently overlooking and coordinating the group's strategy. Rafael’s also a football journalist and entrepreneur.