Josep Maria Bartomeu and Éric Abidal in a press conference of Barça


Emergency meeting at Barça to discuss the effects of the crisis of COVID-19

Published:15/03/2020 - 18:17h

Updated:15/03/2020 - 21:21h

Josep Maria Bartomeu will shortly convene a delegated emergency commission to deal with the crisis caused by the breakdown by the coronavirus. Barça need to study the impact this will have on the club's economy

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The FC Barcelona is only one of the a lot of teams of Europe that have seen affected by the coronavirus. This illness has forced to the Leagues and to the governments of the European continent to take measures very strict, as for example stop completely the football and the rest of sports. In Spain, in fact, has gone in in state of alarm and the restrictions during at least the next 15 days go to be quite hard.

The society is confined home like recommendation of the government and of the sanitary professionals. It is entirely forbidden to go out of the home unless it was to work, buy food or other utensils of basic need, or to attend to the doctor. In spite of all this, from the Barça follow with his daily work and, as it signals the newspaper 'Sport', próximamente will summon a commission delegated of urgency to treat this crisis by the COVID-19.

Josep Maria Bartomeu would chair this at most responsible meeting, accompanied of the big executives of the Barcelona and of other important directors. In a commission delegated, usually study questions of general character related with the club. In this case, it is vital to know the scope that could have this stop in the economy of the Barça.

The suspension of the Spanish competition and of the Champions League goes to affect to all the clubs involved economically. The Barcelona go to lose a lot of money by this and in this meeting go to treat the consequences of all this. From the club need to know how much money has lost already and how much goes to lose in the weeks to come by fault of this. It is necessary to remember that it does not know exactly when will be able to go back to play, by what it is necessary to think also in this.

The stop goes to cause losses by the rights of television, the merchandising or the sale of entrances, between many other things. Also they will study all the clauses that there is in the agreements of advertising that has signed the Barça. It fits the possibility that there is some option in which the company in question withdraw his sponsorship by not contesting a series of meetings or by not finishing the campaign. In this commission will identify these cases, if it is that there were them.

The impact of the coronavirus in the arks of the club

In summary, what the directive of the Barcelona wishes is to know the impact that is having and that it could have this crisis by the coronavirus in the arks of the club. The Catalans are already scheduling the market of signings veraniego and had some income that now could peligrar. It is necessary to know the far that it could arrive this problem and if it could affect to the reinforcements that can arrive in some months.

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