Barcelona – Joan Laporta in action. The President of Barcelona responded to the open letter of his predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu in office, providing an account of the first statements of due diligence made by his board of directors … he was accused of “lying” forcefully on all points referred to in the letter.
“Mr. Bartomeu’s message, the truth is that, after being carefully read, it is full of lies and seeks to justify an unjustified government action. It is an exercise in desperation that he is taking advantage of Barcelona’s turbulent moment,” revealed Laporta, deconstructing point by point what his predecessor had said.
“We approved the accounts so as not to cripple the club, I said so, warned him and asked, and explained that this did not prove their performance. I have already said that if action must be taken on liability, I will do so. Says Mr. Bartomeu, the lies in their statements, They are doing this in a desperate attempt to avoid responsibilities for the 2020-21 exercise when they are in charge until March 2021. They are responsible for the consequences of their management because the manager was unable to do so. The president, who can provide clear examples that they have put Bartomeu in the center of the target, said. “.
“It is sad that a letter filled with lies is written by someone who has led the club to ruin,” said Laporta.
“It is misplaced opportunism. I think Mr. Bartomeu has, in fact, panicked and what he does is try to influence to escape his responsibilities and even offer to cooperate in finding solutions. He does nothing but lie and this will remain in full view of the world.”
“No one will escape his responsibilities. I have already tried it in the past to avoid it. Mr. Bartomeu repeats a lie from the first point. When you repeat a lie you do not make it true… 2010 left negative numbers when the court made it clear that they were positive,” and concluded in agreement that it is During this point “everything he says is understood”.
“From the beginning, the first thing we had to do was ask for a bridge loan of 80 million because we couldn’t pay salaries,” the commander discovered, ruling that Bartomeu “wanted to escape his responsibilities… and he wouldn’t get it.”
“In 2003, Mr. Rina left me an envelope with a series of dots which he said gave us no losses… It was a toast to the sun similar to what Mr. Bartomeu is doing now, or trying to ‘disclose the former president’s numbers so as not to cause losses'” It is the story of the old woman. As of March 31, 2021, the club’s debt is 1,350 million euros,” Laporta found out, explaining that “Covid losses are 91 million euros, no more.”
“Mr. Bartomeu is talking about 30 million transfers of unknown players. Of the 100 million in salary cuts that are also not specified. And more than 200 million from Barcelona and this is not true because he did not exist … The budget that they were present could not be achieved in the 2020- season. 2021 in any way. It is another lie that caused a dramatic economic and hereditary situation “he was sentenced, adding that his predecessor” talks about a 191 million euro salary cut and a new decline. A negotiating table to cut another 90 million … In the end, 61 million was postponed and even We found end-of-contract premiums. Salaries haven’t been cut; it’s another lie.”
“50 per cent of the TV rights of the association were collected in advance, that is 79 million euros and we found a financial outlay of six per cent, which is unsustainable, and has now been reduced to one per cent” find out, the eras of accounting for “unjustified payments which Unaffordable for mediums and people across the club.”
“We found disproportionate payments to the brokers, not to the agents, for example, the transfer that cost 40 million, for the purchase premium we paid 8 million and for the sale premium 2 million more. The person who got 8 million euros for discovering interesting players in South America. Decent in the manner of acting, “he said, discovering that 217 million minus 126 expenses had stopped being collected, which gives us 91 million Covid effect, nothing more.”
Laporta warned that “Mr Bartomeu’s management has led us to a tragic situation. We have a negative working capital of 553 million euros: the difference between what we owe and what we owe is minus 553 million and that is a lot of money and puts what we are in context. Bank debts and repayment obligations rose to 1,350 million.”
He also responded to the Neymar case. “He says we forgive Neymar 16.7 million which is not true. It will remind him of the damage he did to the image and
The economy in this case is because it was Bartomeu’s council that made a shameful and concerned agreement with the Public Prosecution Office whereby Barcelona was sentenced for the first time in history to two tax offenses and in return Mr. Bartomeu and Mr. Rosell were acquitted of criminal responsibilities while Barcelona paid a fine of 5.5 million.”
“Bartomeu does a desperate exercise to avoid responsibilities. And none of them will escape. His message is full of lies and I want it to become the old saying that if you repeat a lie constantly it becomes true,” he said. It is clear that the case of Espai Barcelona is “particularly serious”.
“The project is outdated and the reality is hidden from the partners. It is based on a series of lies and lack of transparency, so we are returning the project to make it economically viable.”
“Bartomeu is desperate because his management, and the management of his board, was disastrous,” he summed up, noting that at the time of introducing himself “we already knew the exact situation of the club, but our spirits are very high, they are convinced to make the necessary decisions, as in the case of Leo, which is very sad.” But it is necessary because the club is far above everyone else.”
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