Barcelona’s debt is over 1 billion euros.Forgetting to bring Neymar back, they can’t even afford Eric Garcia – Soccer Sports

Eric Garcia “Everyone was tied up,” they said, but somehow he ran away. “Garcia: I see,” Barcelona said. “Garcia: now,” they said. “Garcia: It’s over,” they said. As they said, “Neymar: OK “,” Neymar: Now “,” Neymar: Done “. Brazilians came almost every day for months. Until the day he didn’t.. And they said, he was still coming. The window closed, but it didn’t. They continued regardless.

They said Lautaro Martinez I was coming. You may have noticed that he didn’t even notice.They said the choice was between Neymar and Lautaro when reality was. Barcelona There was no choice and neither.They didn’t have Memphis Depay.. And it went over and over again. This week was Garcia, David Alaba..It was Jose Gaya And Marcos Alonso.. They said they were “candidates.”

That was at least true: candidates for their front page.

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Reading the Catalan sports newspapers El Mundo Deportivo and Sport this week, and last week, the week before, and weeks and months before, reminds me of another moment of illumination from the great philosophers of our time. Was easy. A man who foresaw everything. “This” and Homer Simpson told Lisa sitting at the kitchen table, “Today’s America” ​​that morning, “the only paper in America that isn’t afraid to tell the truth. Everything works. “.

This week, Marca bounced off their home page in Barcelona’s declaration of financial status, with the pun headline roughly translated as “bottomless hole.” An economical black hole has been opened. The situation in Barcelona is said to have been “dramatic”. There was “bleeding” and “crisis”.

Oh, of course, some people say so. It is Marca, a living embodiment of what Pep Guardiola called the “Madrid Milk Board”. The media is real Madrid And especially their president, Florentino Perez. They suspected that Marca had a chance to dance at the tomb in Barcelona. To know that it is a grave in the first place.

They probably had points. Experience tells it to everyone. It is worth noting that virtually all large European clubs are currently in huge debt. The pandemic has hit everyone hard. It’s also true that few people immediately noticed the numbers from Real Madrid. With Barcelona’s total debt of € 1,173 million and net debt of € 488 million, Madrid’s debt is € 901 million and € 355 million, respectively. There are few small changes.

But the numbers released quietly and unexpectedly this week are not some inventions. They belong to Barcelona itself. And, well, look at that number again: € 1,173 million.

Everyone knew that Barcelona’s financial situation was bad. It has been reported repeatedly. Everything that has happened in the last year or so-yes, even before the pandemic-points to that. But seeing it in black and white was still pretty shocking, and think about it: the fact that it occupied the top page of Madrid but not in Barcelona is also pretty shocking. As you’ve seen, it was carried out over Garcia’s potential signature.

And that’s another thing to note here: all those headlines, all those stories, all those celebrities are probably on their way-all of them invented purely by the media. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it was done and not what it was, they were told, or it was said that people wanted to hear, but the urge to grab them and scream was ever greater. Become: You are. can not. Code.

Not everything just works. Debt over 1 billion euros. Wages account for 74% of the budget. Short-term debt of € 720 million. Amortization of € 186 million. Loss of € 488 million in 2019-20. For some reason, the need to raise nearly 200 million euros this summer alone. Negative working capital of € 602 million. A long list of players to be paid.

By the way, that player’s list is a tough reading: € 40 million Philippe Coutinho, € 48 Frenkie de Jong€ 9.8 million, € 52 million at Francisco Trincao Miralem Pjanic (It came only as an act of financial engineering in the first place), 8 million euros Arthur (The guy they sold while signing Pjanic to line up books purely), € 6 million Emerson (Not arrived yet), € 10.14m at Malcolm (back and forth).They are still renting Bayern Munich for Arturo Vidal And Eibar for Marc Cuclera, And go on it.

Yes, I have a debt of € 46 million from other clubs, and I can imagine if it is the default, but I have a debt of € 126 million.

This week, Carlos Tusquets, the interim president who appears to be less enthusiastic about the “provisional” bit, said he is now in favor of signing Garcia. So does Ronald Koeman. And Tusquets called for presidential candidates-Victor Font, Toni Freixa, Joan Laporta, Club presidential election on March 7 -In financial circumstances, you can’t make such a decision lightly, so get OK before proceeding. (In fact, Tusquets shouldn’t use them at all.)

The battle was fought. Font said so, Freisha said he would sign him now, but Laporta said no for the next season when he would be free. Tusquets and Laporta exchanged accusations, but the latter were already angry that the election was postponed from the originally scheduled January 24th. But beyond that, there is something very basic.

Garcia costs € 3 million and could add another € 3 million with add-ons. Tusquets argued that he would cost Barcelona only € 230,000 this year’s budget. But now it doesn’t seem to happen.

Get rid of other factors-whether this president needs to sign someone, how to propose a deal to postpone payments when that’s part of the reason they got into this mess in the first place, each Spend on the interests of the candidates, the 20-year-old defenders they are trying to get anyway why they do so, which could reach € 6 million for six months-and this is the conclusion: Barcelona You can’t just sign a player for € 230,000.

The new president will have to restructure his debt. He may need to look for new ones for short-term stability. They-again-will go to banks and investment funds. This summer, they will have to sell more headlines and sell bigger. Still, if there’s one thing that makes it difficult to sell, it’s something you have to sell. And everyone knows it. Saving wages can be difficult enough, not to mention getting back money. They were here before.



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As one agent said last summer, “If I were a big club in Europe, I would wait until the Barcelona account deadline and then laugh and make small bids on their players. They almost choose. There is no room for it, and it may bite. ” Nelson Semed Raised 40 million euros, which is true, Vidal, Ivan Rakitić, Luis SuarezAll of them remained; Barcelona earned only 1.5 million euros in advance. Coutinho didn’t go at all.Also did not Lionel Messi.. Economically, Tusquets admitted that doing so would have been suitable for them.

They re-challenge with Coutinho. Antoine Griezmann,Maybe Usmanudembele.. In short, anyone they can. But the good news is the quality of the new generation, every club wants De John, Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest-It’s not easy. And signing players becomes even more difficult. Like last year, there are no Lautaro, Depay, Neymar.

As Messi said, “How are they going to pay him?” How can I buy Neymar when even € 230,000 is reconsidered? How bad must things be?

bad? Everything is fine.

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Barcelona’s debt is over 1 billion euros.Forgetting to bring Neymar back, they can’t even afford Eric Garcia Barcelona’s debt is over 1 billion euros.Forgetting to bring Neymar back, they can’t even afford Eric Garcia

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