Josep María Bartomeu in press conference


How it could have inscribed Bartomeu to Lionel Messi, according to his surroundings

Published:15/08/2021 - 16:31h

Updated:15/08/2021 - 16:31h

From the surroundings of the now ex president of the Barcelona, aim that this if it would have attained to close the renewal of Messi and sign the already done signings with two measures

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After having been several months out of the focus mediático after his arrest by the Barçagate, the ex Barcelona president, Josep María Bartomeu, answered to the designations of Joan Laporta, the president of the Barça in which it has signalled to him and to his directive of the current crisis of the club.

Laporta, by his part, already announced that it would answer to the misiva of Bartomeu in a press conference this Monday. However, sources of the surroundings of Bartomeu have explained to the newspaper SPORT how would have managed the now ex-president the signature of the agreement of Messi. The surroundings of of the ex mandator ensured that this if it would have attained the continuity of Messi thanks to two salient points: A unilateral discount of the wages of the players and a sale that include an option of repurchase of the Barça Corporate.

Both measures, calculate that they would have generated 310 million euros that would have helped to the club to inscribe quickly the signings made and also the renewal of Leo Messi without that violate the rules of the Fair Play Financial. The surroundings of Bartomeu explains that this would have applied a discount salarial of 20% without negotiation any with the staff of players. This would have done it by means of a file of regulation alleging the length of the pandemia of the coronavirus like the cause.

They explain that this same strategy arrived to use the past spring, but to the players reduced them the wage in 12%. Even they explain that this same way was the one who took other European clubs along the pandemia. In total, calculate that said measure would have allowed to save to the club 90 million euros.

The sale of the Barça Corporate

On the other hand, near people to Bartomeu ensure that the sale the Barça Corporate with option of repurchase inside five years could have allowed that the club received a total of 220 million euros, quantity that could have added to the 90 that already had saved previously.

They add that all these resources added no only would have allowed the registration without greater setbacks of the signings done this summer but also the can sign the renewal of a Messi that now it finds in the PSG. Like curious data, the communiqué of Bartomeu divided in 10 points to way of homage to Messi, that dressed the '10' during big part of the years in that it dressed the Barcelona colours.

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