Is that Barcelona In a bad financial situation known for a long time. Josep Maria Bartomeu, the former club president, made many risky decisions (including failed investments in the transfer market), and the pandemic wiped out only the Catalans. Barcelona couldn’t stop at Camp Nou Leo MessiBecause his salary was too high. Although the Argentine has already left, the salary budget is still very modest, so Gerard Pique, captain of the team, had to agree to a salary cut so that the club could register new players in La Liga: Eric Garcia, Rey. Minaj and Memphis Depay. Everything indicates that Pique – with his noble gesture – caused a domino effect. Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto – these will be the next players who will cut their profits at Barcelona. Now the financial situation of the club has been commented on by president Joan Laporta.
‘No one is evading responsibility’
– As soon as we started our term, we asked for a bridge loan of 80 million euros from Goldman Sachs, because if we don’t, we won’t be able to pay our salaries. When we analyzed various transfer agreements, it turned out that various agents and brokers charge huge commissions amounting to several million. Players’ pay bills represent 103% of the club’s total income. Our opponents in the league spend 20-25% less on salaries. Losses due to the pandemic in the previous season amounted to 91 million euros. But one thing is for sure: No one will get away with responsibility, said Laporta.
But he gave the most shocking numbers later. The economic and property situation is worrying and the financial situation is simply tragic. Barcelona has a net worth of €451 million and debt of €1.35 billion, says Laporta.
“Bartomeu has destroyed this club,” he added.
In the first round of the 2021/22 season, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 4-2, although they had been leading 3-0 for a long time and only lost control of the match at the end of the match.
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