Tuesday, 17 August 2021



Barcelona President Joan Laporta reveals the club's debt is now £1.15Billion

TonyGists App 3 Out Now. Download from Play store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TonyGists.TonyGistsapp

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has revealed that the cause of Lionel Messi leaving the club was a debt of £1.15billion which he blamed on his predecessor Josep Bartomeu.


Barcelona President Joan Laporta reveals the club

Laporta gave a two-hour press conference, where he explained the gravity of the financial situation at the Nou Camp and accused Bartomeu of telling lies.

 

‘As of March 21, 2021, the debt was €1.35bn,’ revealed Laporta. ‘Bartomeu was plugging holes in the short term and mortgaging the club in the long term. That leaves us a dramatic inheritance.’ 

 

Messi left on a free transfer for Paris Saint-Germain last week after the club, player and La Liga were unable to come to an agreement with the club explaining that "financial and structural obstacles" meant the deal could not be completed, meaning Messi left as a free agent.

 

Laporta said: ‘Bartomeu’s letter is an effort to justify management that is unjustifiable. It is an exercise in desperation. I have read the letter carefully and it is full of lies.

 

‘They are responsible for everything until March 7. They will not escape their doing.’

 

The club's captain and defender, Gerard Pique accepted a pay cut to allow new signings Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia to play in Barca’s 4-2 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday, with Laporta saying that wages represent 103 per cent of the club’s income.

 

But the club president does believe the situation is reversible after securing a loan of £470m at an interest rate of 1.1 per cent.

 

‘The situation is dramatic, but we have good news,’ he said. ‘The strategic plan based on our credibility and experience, on the assets that Barca have, makes this situation temporary. 

 

I think that in a couple of years, the club’s economy will be healthy.

 

‘We are not scared at all. We are highly motivated and positive and morale is high. It’s a big challenge but we are capable of overcoming it.’  

 

Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets are expected to follow suit with Pique and accept a pay-cut to help the club. 

 

Laporta said Pique's move was 'admirable' and that Sergio Aguero's registration issue is not yet resolved, while admitting that the squad will have to take another pay cut having already done so at the height of Covid.

 

'We are happy to have resolved with Pique the issue (of registering new signings),' he said via Dermot Corrigan. 'To reduce salary is very admirable.

 

'In Kun's case it is not yet resolved, but we expect other captains to act like Pique.

 

'The squad already reduced salaries due to COVID. Now we ask for a second effort, first response is surprise as nobody likes to lower their salary. 

 

'But given the situation they are starting to understand and we trust we can resolve it as soon as possible with captains, then other players.' 

 

Laporta also took aim at Bartomeu once again, after the former president claimed in a letter that Barcelona's economic crisis is the fault of the current chief. 

 

The 59-year-old said of Bartomeu's claims, as reported by The Spanish Football Podcast: 'Full of lies. An effort to justify unjustifiable management. An exercise in desperation.'

 

Despite the concerning financial update, Laporta remains positive that the club will 'come through this' with a viable strategy in place to survive the crisis.

 

'The situation is dramatic, but we have good news,' he said. 'Our strategic plan, and the experience we all have, gives us credibility. I am convinced that we will come through this.' 

 

Reports in Spain last week also revealed that Barcelona still owe Messi £33m in loyalty bonuses, despite the Argentine joining PSG. 



Are You On youtube? subscribe to Hot GIST Channel Latest Updates - @Hot Gist

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Tony Gists 2 Channel Latest Updates - @Tony Gists 2

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Ose Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Ose

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Web Solutions Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Web Solutions

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Xtremely Honest Channel Latest Updates - @Xtremely Honest

Are You On Twitter? Follow Us Now For Latest Updates - @tonygists1

Are You On FACEBOOK? Like Our Page For Latest Updates - tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Join Our Group For Latest Updates And Interactions - TonyGists


© 2021 Tonygists | Portions are © 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

Share This Post Via

Related Posts

Previous
Next Post »


Reliance Training and Management Consulting, a dynamic, fast growing indigenous entity, was established and duly registered with the aim to nurture, develop and innovate people and organisations through customized training, development and management consulting services, with excellent performance, deep sense of commitment, transparency, honesty and responsibility, to demonstrate the highest standard of technical and operational expertise.
 


 
Reliance is competently positioned to provide technical knowledge and skills relevant to practical management and business problems, to stimulate the creativity and innovation necessary to build a better community, a better nation and a better world with a committed mind set to contributing our best to the maximization of personal potentials and skills toward optimizing productivity and achieving organisational goals.
 
for more information click RELIANCE TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

AD 728 x 90size