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Football Finances

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Jul 15, 2019.

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  1. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    £800m in debt, the highest wages in world sports. They're in trouble
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    FC Barcelona are in a heap of trouble as club debt has seemingly been triggered by the La Liga giants. This will likely be a key factor in future decisions and it is imperative that Camp Nou’s new recruits must deliver and fast.
    One of the main issues is the Espai Barça stadium which is expected to be completed in 2021. Unfortunately, according to the latest information, it will not be ready until at least 2023. The disbursement involved in remodelling the stadium and other amenities will shoot up to 600 million euros.
    Now, another new problem has arisen, namely dealing with the new signings and the ageing squad. Proving this point is the fact that Lionel Messi will turn 32 next summer. Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué are also of the same age. Meanwhile, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic are 30, with Jordi Alba at 29.
    FC Barcelona boasts of the most income in the world, according to their own bosses. They earn more that any other sports team in the world, not just in football but also the likes of NBA or other sports disciplines.
    This sum was estimated in accordance with the new budget put forward by the board of directors. The presented budget is expected to breach the 960 million euro mark at the end of the year.
    However, the relentless rise in debt is a cause for alarm, as the total amount owed by the club is 888 million of euros. This gross debt was registered on June 30, stemming from long-term debt, provisions, short-term accruals and short-term debt.
    Outstanding loans receivable from current assets (236) and financial assets (148) amount to 384 million of euros.
    Upon subtracting the debit from the debt is a figure of 504 million euros, which is the net debt facing FC Barcelona.
    Revenues are important, but a debt of this magnitude does little to contribute to the club’s stability. This is especially when the club has only 40 million euros in cash. FC Barcelona planned to reduce the debt to 200 million, but the opposite occurred.
    Transfers of Ousmane Dembelé and Philippe Coutinho also contributed to the inflation. In fact, the club still owes Liverpool 93.3 million for the Brazilian, who has struggled so far.
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    I doubt they're in the real shit if they've just spent 120 million on Griezmann, in for Neymar, and are spending 600 million quid building a new training facility and tarting up the Camp Nou.

    I'd guess their main probs aren't financial, but more to do with everything in the past decade being based around Messi, and no real plan of what comes next.

     
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    I hope they crash and burn.
     
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    But not before they pay their debt to us.
     
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    That looks like a €2bn project, the Spanish state probably paying a €1bn towards the cost
     
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    Yep, we should be pressing for payment in case the fuckers declare bankruptcy !
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Why? They're building a farting training ground thing on land they already own, and polishing a turd. 600 million sounds quite high.
     
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    Oh, yeah, of course.

    Good to have you Israelites around!
     
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    They had to take a loan just to pay the Griezmann fee. They wage to turnover ratio is ridiculously high too. Now's the time to put in a silly offer for Coutinho if we want him.
     
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    He can rot there as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I said if we want him. I'm with you, let him rot there
     
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    Yeah, that's to build the thing from scratch, not to put a bubble round it and build some new hospo and bars
     
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    The wage to turnover is quite a bit lower than Everton's, and about average in the PL. I'm not saying it's a good thing, but it's defo sustainable.
     
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    No - we'll just take what they owe us from their bankruptcy stock. Perhaps the Camp Nou for our warn weather training camps and the CL final each May?
     
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    I was guessing at €2bn because Anfield cost £120m. Looking at what's required, the stadium, new parking, new hospitality, possible contribution to public transport upgrades to new buildings, compensation to local businesses and residences for the additional disturbances.
     
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