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"The situation is dramatic": Laporta assures that the goodbye to Messi was necessary

The president of FC Barcelona gave a conference in which he explained the precarious economic situation of the club: the losses this year will be 481 million euros. He answered Bartomeu.

Joan Laporta
Joan Laporta

The president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, explained that "the situation of the club is dramatic, the debt is 1,350 million euros" at the press conference to present the conclusions of the 'due diligence' that has been carried out to know the state of the entity.

And although he admitted that the departure of Lionel Messi "is sad", he acknowledged that "it was necessary." “Barça has a negative net worth of 451 million euros, this is very delicate. The working capital is also negative at 551 ″, added the Barça president in the Auditori 1899 in this regard.

According to Laporta, “this is part of a modus operandi that skipped all the entity's controls, such as the fractioning of Barçagate invoices, and the same thing happened at Espai Barça, with the debt incurred and in the IT and IT departments. marketing”.

“We are convinced that the decisions that should be taken have been made. Messi is sad, but it was necessary. Because the institution is above all. We would have put everything at risk, the economic situation is dramatic", Laporta insisted when was asked about the departure of the Argentine player.

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