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A infografia mostra como se divide a dívida do Barcelona e detalhes das medidas tomadas pelo presidente do clube Joan Laporta.


Presidente do Barcelona revela dívida de €1.350m

By Chris Dinsdale

August 17, 2021 - O presidente do Barcelona, Joan Laporta, expôs a amplitude da crise
financeira do clube, revelando que o gigante espanhol deve €1.350m – um aumento de €200m em relação aos números de janeiro.

Just days after offloading prized asset Lionel Messi to Paris St-Germain, Joan Laporta has revealed the spiralling economic crisis engulfing Barcelona. With a staggering €1.35bn debt -- mainly consisting of existing bank loans and player wages -- the Spanish giants face a fight to charter a way back to financial health.

Laporta says predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu left a “terrible inheritance” that “evaded all internal checks”, with many of the club’s senior players now having to accept salary cuts to aid recovery.

The sale of Neymar for €222m, in 2017, has been seen as a catalyst for Barcelona’s misfortunes, with inflated wages and a poor transfer policy, coupled with lack of European success on the pitch, responsible for the club’s failure to maintain its status as a heavyweight of world football.

PUBLISHED: 17/08/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images