THE VICE PRESIDENT GIVES THE FACE
Barça, in crisis: The club will lose more than 120 million for the coronavirus
Published:6/05/2020 - 00:10h
Updated:6/05/2020 - 08:35h
Jordi Cardoner, economic vice president of FC Barcelona, gave the face on 'ESPN' and declared that the Catalans will have millionaire losses due to the coronavirus crisis. In addition, he assured that he believes that it will be played behind closed doors until February
Although it goes to be something generalised in all Europe, the true is that the FC Barcelona seems that it is being one of the big clubs that more affected has seen by the crisis of the coronavirus. The Barcelona first saw forced to receive to an ERTE to pay to his workers. In addition to this, little later negotiated a cut salarial for the sportsmen of all his sections, included the footballers.
While the state of alarm follow valid, the sportsmen will be earning 30% of his real wage, but when it finish will go back to win the of always. The economic losses are being very important and his economic vice-president, Jordi Cardoner, has desvelado the approximate figures. In an interview for 'ESPN', the Catalan has ensured that by fault of this crisis the club goes to win between 120 and 140 million euros less.
Of these losses, 50 millions would be by the sale of entrances and by the museum of the Camp Nou, 39 'kilos' by the rights of television and between 20 and 25 by his shops, the schools of football or other commercial subjects. In total, would rise to as little the mentioned 120 millions segun Cardoner, that is the one who handles this subject. The director barcelonista went in in detail and declared that it will be necessary to spend less than other years.
"This is what know today. Sure that there will be losses. The cost will have to decrecer. Until February improve the budget, our position was of success and expected a beautiful end of year. But with all this our income saw reduced drastically", explained. Knowing this, the sportive planning of the Barcelona goes to see affected irremediablemente, since the budget in signings will be lower of the expected.
The Barça will base his planning in the barter
In relation to how will be the incorporations with this new panorama, the Catalan admitted that the barter will be basic for all the teams. The Barça will try to fulfil with his aims of this way and players like Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho, Nélson Semedo or other blaugrana will be key. "The exchanges of footballers will be basic. Like this it is like sucederán the things in all Europe", aimed.
Besides, Cardoner praised the attitude of the players in front of this complicated situation. The vice-president trusts that they know to understand this new reality that even could carry to the Barça to negotiate another cut for next year. "The players have been very positive. They understood the situation from the beginning. They are smart to do this effort because they know that this situation is not a prank", confessed.
Changing entirely of subject, the director culé left clear that the Barcelona will not put in risk the health of any of his players and only will go back to play if the security for them fulfils . "Every day we have new data. We want to be insurances, take care to our players and his health. This is the priority number one, but also the number two and the number three. We will not take risks. We want that the competition go back of the safest form. If it is not like this, we will not be smart to continue. We are speaking of people, of his lives and his families", commented.
Finally, Cardoner desveló that will not play with public until 2021. This was something of what was speaking a lot, but the Catalan even gave an approximate date, February. "The League could not beginning to play with public until February of 2021", said. Besides, it cleared that in this moment the partners credited will have eases to achieve entrances. "The credited will have greater right that the people that come of outside", finalised.