Ronald Koeman, in the visit of the FC Barcelona to San Mames


Koeman: "I don't know if it's true that the players didn't get paid"

Published:26/01/2021 - 15:58h

Updated:26/01/2021 - 15:58h

Ronald Koeman spoke at a press conference before the eighth of the Cup and referred to the worrying debt that FC Barcelona has. The Dutchman even had to answer a question about the alleged lack of liquidity to pay the salaries of the players

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Ronald Koeman spoke this Tuesday in press conference before the meeting of eighth of final of Glass of the King that will confront to the FC Barcelona with the Ray Vallecano. The preparador Dutch referred to the eliminatory and insisted in the difficulty of the same, but also spoke of other subjects, as for example the recently known debt that has the group barcelonista and that has very concerned to big part of the fans.

This Monday knew how much money has to exactly the Barça and the quantities definitely are more than alarming. In these moments, the culés owe a total of 1.173 million euros, of which are in the obligation to pay 730 'kilos' in the short term. The losses caused by the pandemia are being dramatic for the already of by himself touched economy blaugrana, that definitely is in grave problems.

All this has done that the club, lacking of liquidity, purportedly have delayed with the payment of the payrolls of the corresponding players to the 2020. In principle, it seems that the Barcelona already works to pay along the month of February, but Koeman, questioned by this, did not want to 'wet'. "I do not know if it is truth that have not earned this month. I have to ask it before because no all what goes out in the press is truth", affirmed.

After showing reluctant to give his opinion on these supposed non-payments, the trainer of Zaandam himself left very clear what thinks on the fault of income of the Barça as a result of the pandemia of the coronavirus. "The Barça is one of the big and like such suffers more than the others by the subject of the COVID, because there is not public in the stadium, do not come tourists...", it began his explanation a reflexive Koeman.

The technician continued his argumentation and cleared that it does not see to the footballers agitated by the economic subject and that does not go to put in the subject of his wages, since it is something that does not correspond him. "I do not know if all this affects to the players, I have seen them put. Neither I know if they earn too much, this depends of the club, that is the one who does the agreement. By the moment, all have helped to the club in the discount salarial", stood out.

Koeman Confirmed that Sergi Roberto could play the Sunday

Changing entirely of subject, Koeman referred to the comeback of Sergi Roberto, that could give against the Athletic next Sunday. "What is missing him are a pair of trainings more. It has trained with the alone group two sessions, besides are entrenos very short by the calendar of the parties that have. This Friday yes will have a train stronger for like this take out conclusions. If it manages without it problems, is a big possibility that was for the party of the Sunday", finalised.

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