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Laporta and Barcelona’s 1.35 billion debt: “The situation is dramatic” | LaLiga Santander 2020

 Laporta and Barcelona's 1.35 billion debt:

The Barça president denies his predecessor and assures that the sale of Neymar for 222 million triggers a disastrous sports activities coverage: “Bartomeu’s letter is full of lies”

Joan Laporta, throughout the press convention.NACHO TWELVEREUTERS

Joan Laporta’s response to the letter made public final week by former president Josep Mara Bartomeu has been tremendously forceful. The utmost Barcelona chief has ensured that the letter is filled with lies and accused his predecessor of looking for a technique to flee ahead once more. “No one is going to shirk their responsibilities,” he harassed after making certain that the membership’s debt rises to 1.35 billion: “The club’s situation is dramatic.”

“After carefully reading your letter, I see it full of lies and with an effort to justify an action that is unjustifiable. It is an exercise in despair, in which it takes advantage of a moment of certain convulsion in Barcelona. Everyone knows, already I said it in the assembly, that we approved the numbers of 19-20 so as not to paralyze the club, and that, in no case validates the management carried out between 2010 and 2020. I already said that if the ‘due diligence’ has consequences that would entail responsibilities, we will demand them, “mentioned the president, who describes Bartomeu’s letter level by level.

One of many factors with the best discrepancy was the price range for the 2020-21 season. “They presented a budget for 2020-21 of one million euros, based on a series of assumptions, all of which must be met, and none has been carried out. In this way, the budget for the season was really -320 million euros. for the 20-21. It is a lie that causes a very worrying economic and patrimonial situation and a dramatic financial situation, “lamented Laporta, who denied that Neymar 16 million euros have been forgiven.

“It will also remind you of the damage that the whole Neymar case did. Remember the shameful and interested pact with the prosecutor to convict Bara for the first time in history for a tax offense. We found four crossed lawsuits, three labor and one civil. The fourth is When Neymar asks for damages, Bara asks him for 10 million euros, Neymar wins and that demand must go to the labor jurisdiction, where it was already prescribed. There were 10 million that could not be claimed. What we thought was that it was better to reach a global agreement, for all parties to renounce their claims and thus the risks were over, “he defined.

As for the restrict of the wage invoice, he additionally revealed that the scenario for this season was actually determined. “The salary cap policy with the League was very erratic. By 20/21, the cap was 237 million, and was approved with a mass of 417 million, which without reductions with deferred payments was higher than 600. We are dragging all that down and the League considers us a non-compliant club. Now, we have been affected, because the League, in its first letter, let us register a squad with an expense of 83 million euros“, unveil ..

“He says that sports salaries soared to compete with state clubs and with the Premier League. And it is not true either. It is true that sports policy has been disastrous in recent years. Above all, since the sale of Neymar for 222 million Euros. They were spent disproportionately and at the speed of light. That triggers salaries and amortizations, and that is where we are now. Sports policy has been wrong, the proof is that we have not done well in sports. Last years. I think they should have believed in La Masa and made more proportionate investments, with more logic, “he harassed.

Thanks Piqu’s gesture

“It will be hasty to ascertain what the legal actions that we will bring will be, but it is true that they are responsible until the end of the manager’s mandate. I see attempts to escape, and no one is going to escape from their responsibilities. That old woman’s tale reminds me of what I lived in 2003, when Enric Reyna He left me an envelope with a series of operations. With all due respect, because he is a person I appreciate, what he left me was a toast to the sun, like what Bartomeu has done with Bara Corporate. Neither we nor Goldman Sachs see any of the options viable. Also, in addition, responsibilities for Baragate will be clarified “, warned the Barça president, who needed to thank Gerard Piqu once more for the gesture.

“We are satisfied, with Piqu we have already resolved this issue, and I greatly appreciate the predisposition. In his case, it is evident that he is a club player, who loves Bara above all else and his gesture has allowed us to register two players, Memphis and Eric. With him KunWe hope that the other captains act in the Piqu line, “he mentioned.” I understand the players, they come from a salary deferral and another effort is asked of them. In the end, they also see that the situation is dramatic and that decisions must be made. Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets Y Sergi Roberto They are behaving very well and we are sure that this act of service for the club will be reached and, as soon as it arrives, we will recognize it, “he mentioned.