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The 'change of cycle' of Joan Laporta in the Barça remained in a promise

Published:1/08/2021 - 01:35h

Updated:1/08/2021 - 08:35h

The partners of the Barça chose to Laporta like president because it is the only able of 'raise' to the club of the crisis... But for the moment all has remained in a sinfín of promises

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"It has finish a cycle and go in in a process of renewal" were the words that pronounced Joan Laporta around the middle of the month of May, when the FC Barcelona threw to the rubbish his options to win LaLiga Santander after a few 'pricks' consecutive. "What himself that already can imagine you is that there will be a renewal to do a more competitive team and that it can win notable titles", added in this moment. To almost three months of these words, little thing has happened, by not to leave it in 'swim'.

They were these statements, probably, those that seeded the optimism in the barcelonismo regarding the future of the club, sportive and economically speaking. They expected , without place to doubts, drastic decisions, cold and without 'forgive' errors. It has been all the contrary and to the Barça exhausts him the time to resolve all the open fronts that has the team of face to the beginning of the season 2021-2022... And every time it paints more difficult, save to a surprise.

The continuity of Antoine Griezmann and Phlippe Coutinho of face to the next course has been the last 'proof' that the things in Can Barça, far to improve, have not moved (and the crisis advances). It is true that they are two very difficult players to put in the market by his high wages and available prices, in addition to the amortizaciones, but have direct relation to the big problem of the barcelonistas: the mass salarial. Each one represents 5% of the total money that the Barça invests in the payment of his players and his exit, that the club has to force to the end, would give a break importantísimo for the arks of the Barcelona. But it is not the only.

The reality is that 'Grizzi' and 'Cou' do not resolve all the problems of the Barça, but results odd that the Barça have changed his speech to that will remain because the team 'account' with them, when the reality is that if they are still in the Camp Nou is because it is the only option. And that is the only 'truth' of the last informations. It is the same that will happen, possibly, with the others 'descartes' of the club: Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Miralem Pjanic, Riqui Puig, Ousmane Dembélé... And other so many that have been always in the ramp of exit and that, save to surprise, will follow his careers in the City Condal.

They are the consequences of a bad management in previous years. Of this there are not doubts. But this year, with Joan Laporta to the control, already knew , or had an idea, from does time of the delicate economic situation of the Barça. It is not something that appeared, suddenly, on 30 June when the club remained without announcing the renewal of Leo Messi (to the one who no can him ask more than what has done), but that now takes more strength because the club does not achieve the formula to ensure the continuity of the Argentinian star. The point, is that it was something that Laporta knew and, to fault of official numbers, took decisions that are questionable.

"The mass salarial have it to 110% of the planned income"

"We are revirtiendo the economic situation, the mass salarial have it to 110% of the planned income, inherited like consequence partly of the coronavirus", said Laporta to finals of the month of May, adding besides that "we also have the Fair Play Financial, that now do not fulfil it, by each one hundred (euros) that free can go in 25, a ratio that has his complexity to achieve". There already it revealed that the Barça went to become attached to the rule '1 to 4' of LaLiga. And almost that happened unobserved.

With this percentage -very high- in mind, the barcelonistas later announced the signings of Sergio Agüero, Eric García, Emerson Royal and Memphis Depay. That is to say, without attacking the problem of the club, added other new, no by the players like such, but because apesar that they arrived free, suppose an extra cost that the club can not assume. All this without concretising the 'operation gone out' neither the renewal of Leo Messi.

The strategy 'the other way around' of the Barça

It remains the feeling that the Barcelona have done the things the other way around in this market of signings. The priority of the Catalans, without place to doubt, always has been to achieve the continuity of 'The Flea', at all costs, and for the moment keeps on being complicated because it has not freed the mass salarial, remembering that si Messi will earn 40 gross millions to the year, with the rule of the 1x4, the culés have to save 160 'kilos' and carry only, maximum, 35. This, without explaining to Depay, Agüero, Eric and Emerson, that neither have a gap in the staff.

They are missing two weeks for the debut of the culés in LaLiga, in front of the Real Sociedad, and probably the five players go it to him to lose, unless the club free of extraordinary way all the necessary money. That paints to be difficult because they are braked the exits (from three weeks ago there are not news) and the 'heavy weights' resist to go down the wage in 40% or 60%, as it has informed . A very high percentage to the that would have to renounce no for 'save' to the club, but so that they can inscribe to more players.

In definite, are many the doubts and questions that surround to the Barça, without answer any. It remains less than a month for the end of the market of signings and it will be necessary to pray -literally- so that Laporta and company achieve a magic wand and resolve the most urgent problems and the "has finish a cycle and go in in a process of renewal" do not remain only in a promise to gladden to the fans.

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