The war between factions in Barcelona becomes brightly. Josep Maria Bartomeu, former president of Barcelona and one of those researched by the 'Barçagate' plot, has reappeared in the public scene. Although he has been through an extensive letter sent to the EFE agency. In it, in addition to defending its management, it accuses its successor in the Poltrona, Joan Arporta, of "Inaction" and warns him that, according to the Statutes, it is the new Board that was responsible for those announced losses of 487 million euros Regarding last exercise.
Bartomeu tries not to leave anything in the inkwell. He points out at Armporta for not having applied economic measures that, according to the former president, he could not take for resignation on October 27, 2020. An exit, according to him, "caused by the intransigence of the Territorial Plan of Civil Protection of Catalonia). "As a direct consequence of our EESC, we could not apply economic and financial measures (Barça Corporate, reduction of salary mass, possible bonus of Superliga and / or Bonus of the Laliga-CVC agreement provided against against The 375 million euros of income reduction due to the impact of the Covid. Measures I would have had to apply your new board ".
Bartomeu says he feels "surprised" in the face of those losses of 487 million euros proclaimed by the day of Goodbye de Messi. "I hope it is not like in 2003, when we try to provide the accounting value of the pending amortization of certain players as losses. Remember that it was not a decision admitted then by the Provincial Audience of Barcelona," the former manager has his successor.
What has no doubt in assuming his responsibility Bartomeu is from sports planning. "With pretty good sports results, and being especially satisfied with the contributions of the quarry."
As for one of the most thorny issues, the reduction of the salary mass, Bartomeu assures that he did with his part: "Our Board applied a reduction, thoroughly lost, 12% of salaries to all players, technicians and sports professionals of the club with effect in the 2019-20 season, which served to alleviate, at least on a part, the fall in income ". And he continues: "At the end of the summer of 2020, it was agreed to propose to the same players and technicians a suitability and a postponement of salaries according to the expected gradual return of pubic at the Camp Nou, which was expected as of February of 2021 ". Some forecasts that turned out to be failed.
Although Bartomeu says that if he had followed in the presidency until his mandate would exhaust, he would have executed new cuts: "According to our plan, in the case of staying the facilities closed until June 2021, a new reduction of wages had to be applied, in this Case of 20% (about 90 million), for the purposes of season 2020-21 ".
He says Bartomeu who during his presidential journey the club "always met the salary ratio of the League and the UEFA Fair Play Limit to remain competitive in front of the Premier League and the 'Clubs-State'".
On the other hand, he points out at Laporta for having reached a judicial agreement with Neymar to settle all open litigation with the club: "Surprises the decision to forgive 16.5 million euros to former Neymar player in the framework of a litigation where the Expectations in favor of Barcelona were quite clear and the auditor did not force, in any case, to provision any amount. Why was that decision contrary to the interests of the club?
It also requires Bartomeu to Armporta to show "as soon as possible" the conclusions of the "Audit and / or Due Dilligence" regarding its management. Laporta pointed out during his last public appearance that he had suspicions of "allegedly criminal" behaviors. "In the event of finding indications of irregular actions that, of course, I have not ordained or known, I am committed to being the first to adopt the relevant legal measures to clarify them and, if necessary, punish these alleged illicit actions."Date Of Update: 13 August 2021, 14:16