Barcelona is in deep crisis. Spanish newcomer Ferran Torres must help achieve sporting goals. But how can a struggling traditional club finance a transition?
FC Barcelona/Munich – It was a devastating record that Joan Laporta, coach of Barcelona, shocked the club’s proud traditional fans. Laporta complained in August 2021 of the club’s accumulated debt of 1.35 billion, exorbitant transfers and horrific player salaries pushed the Blaugrana to the brink of collapse before club legend Xavi changed things as coach in November 2021. Ferran Torres is supposed to help. The 21-year-old Spaniard got rid of Barcelona for 55 million euros from Manchester City. One wonders: How can a debt-laden football club afford a transfer of this magnitude?
Barcelona: Torres must lead the traditional club out of crisis – 55 million flock to Manchester
Ferran Torres, who moved to England from Valencia in 2020, has scored four goals in seven matches this season. According to consistent media reports, the transfer fee is 55 million euros. In successful times, a proud sum, in crisis an amount that FC Barcelona can hardly afford.
Like Sports Show Speculate, the conversion can be paid over several years. Torres’ salary will also be low. A Spaniard can earn more from year to year. The potential of the attacker is undisputed. Even if injuries lead to a return for the striker during his time at ManCity, Torres undoubtedly has the talent to lead Barcelona out of the sporting crisis. The Catalan team was eliminated from the Champions League and only seventh in the league. It allows officials to consider an uncertain future.
Barcelona: Only sporting success can get the Catalan team out of the crisis
Above all, the income that can flow through participation in the Champions League next season is profitable for the management. If the CL qualifiers do not succeed, FC Barcelona will have to adapt to a difficult austerity path. According to the Spanish media, top artists Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba waived part of their salaries in the past.
Only in May the American investment bank Goldman Sachs granted FC Barcelona a loan of 500 million to service the most urgent obligations. General Manager Ferran Riverter complained in October of the unfortunate financial situation: “If the association had been a joint stock company, it would have been dissolved.” Now Ferran Torres must help get the fallen giant back on his feet, at least in terms of sport. Because awards and titles are the most lucrative source of income for poor Catalans. (jjf / SID)