The Barça team made their accounts for the last financial year official yesterday, thus making public the bad economic situation they are going through and that the next president will have to take care of. FC Barcelona thus acknowledged having a short-term debt of up to 730 million euros, which does not put it bankrupt, but in a very delicate situation that will force it to impose an austerity regime.
That is now a problem that appears far away, taking into account that before the club must obtain liquidity to be able to pay the salary of its players. The team of the culé team receives their annual salary twice, once in December and another in June, but, even after accepting the salary reduction, they have not yet received the last payment of 2020. As reported last night by Helena Condis in El Cope’s great game, FC Barcelona assures that it will pay what it owes to its players throughout the month of February.
Meanwhile, the press asks who is the culprit and all point to Josep María Bartomeu and his management. The deferral of payments both inside and outside the club and the crisis derived from the coronavirus are the main causes of the scenario that whoever is elected president will find, who will not only have to get rid of some footballers this summer, but will have to avoid large outlays to start redirecting the finances of the entity.