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Barça and the serious scenario with the salary limit: It can fall drastically

Published:19/06/2021 - 00:49h

Updated:19/06/2021 - 13:12h

Barça is going through an extremely delicate economic moment that can have great consequences for next season

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The economic panorama of the FC Barcelona is, if it wants , the gravest point of the club in the actuality and affects to all the sectors of an entity that has crossed by a bad management and that, besides, has seen very affected after the irruption of the pandemia of the coronavirus. Joan Laporta, president of the Barça, and his managerial board have been the big heirs of cientos of folders of 'urgent' that have like main objective achieve sanear the financial health of the culés. Something that, a priori, seems extremely complicated for now.

Between so many problems that abound in the actuality of the Barcelona group is in looks it a grave problem with the limit salarial, the 'tope' that establishes LaLiga regarding the accumulation of wages in a staff. The half '2Playbook', specialised in the sportive industry, has specified that the Barça approaches to suffer an important fall of his limit that could leave him very under the that has the Real Madrid and, even, the Athletic.

In concrete, the journalist Marc Menchén has explained that "the Barça practically would remain with an inferior limit to the 100 millions if it decides to close the accounts of 2020-2021 with these losses of 300 millions that has gone filtering to the means in the last weeks". To understand this, it is necessary to remit to the rumours that took place to finals of the month of March, when it culminated one of the economic audits of Joan Laporta in the club, with which desvelaron the big debts of the Barcelona entity and the delicate financial health.

In that moment, went out to the light that the Barça could have losses of more than 300 'kilos' for the season 2020-2021 (the mount to the that refer in '2Playbook') that finish on 30 June, an a lot greater and worrisome figure that the one of the previous exercise (2019-2020), when the club closed with a 'hole' of 100 million euros. The consequences in this moment were surprising and very marked, serving of reference for what is in the future immediate in Can Barça.

Antecedents and stage complicated

In the past summer, for maquillar the accounts, the directors were forced to carry out some operations that still are inexplicables for big part of the fans culés but that, of some way, have his reason to be. Between these decisions, was the barter between Pjanic and Arthur Melo (60M) or the traspasos symbolic (or free?) Of Luis Suárez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal... They were operations that did not have to see with the sportive appearance, at all, if no netamente with the financial subject, to lighten the famous mass salarial.

East has been the elder of the challenges for Joan Laporta, even more than the renewal of Leo Messi. And the situation complicates , if it can more, with the norms of financial control that imposes LaLiga, that can happen him a very bad played to the Barça and leave him in a critical situation. To tenor of the alarming losses, the consequences can be grave because this parameter affects to the ceiling salarial, reducing it, like a tijerazo, without contemplation.

Between the 'solutions' of emergency that can look for the FC Barcelona is to retort the strategy of the Athletic of Madrid, that is planning an increase of capital (of some 181 millions) for maquillar his numbers, also in red. The big problem is that the culés do not have this option. Another panorama is to do what has achieved the Real Madrid, of pactar different individual agreements with his footballers for reducir his wages to 10% by year (that it will allow them have a limit almost the same to the past).

The numbers, in summary

With this panorama and the 300 'kilos' in losses, the Barcelona group could have a limit salarial of 100 millions (if it finishes the exercise with this figure), what would mean a reduction of 70% of the mass salarial, that this season had his ceiling in 347,1 'kilos' an absurd difference and more than worrisome. Laporta Already warned it does a time, but remained like a message in the air.

The maximum mandator blaugrana aimed in his moment that "today have the mass salarial to 110% of the planned income", underlining that "the mass salarial has to adjust and has to work in this direction; it is another situation in which we have to take decisions to fulfil with the fair play financial". Only it will remain to see which are these decisions or measures.

In any case, to confirm this situation, it will be necessary to see how Laporta and company do malabares for remodelar a changing room that is full of stars and in which they expect that they have more incorporations, taking in account the millionaire wages of Messi, Of Jong, Hammered, Busquets, Coutinho, Jordi Alba, Umtiti, Lenglet, Pjanic, among others so many. The key date will be this Sunday during the Assembly of Compromisarios where this will be one of the most stood out points, as well as the prestámos of Goldman Sachs, the Superliga and the budget of the exercise 2020-2021.

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