Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended, through a statement, the numbers and criticisms issued by Joan Laporta and its leaders and executives on its management in relation, especially, to the economic situation of the Catalan entity. The text is signed by “the Board of Directors that accompanied him from January 23, 2014 to October 27, 2020.”
The statement is a response to the numbers posted by Ferran Reverter, CEO of the Only, just a week ago, at the presentation of the Due Diligence, and in his words: he described the management of the previous Board as “disastrous” and warned of the danger of “dissolution” if it were a SA The text, in addition to insisting that the responsibility for the closure of the current fiscal year is the responsibility of the Laporta, exposes:
“- The Club has stopped earning a minimum of 330 Million in fiscal year 2020-21 due to the pandemic
– The proposed losses include 262 million for provisions and unusual impairments that LaLiga describes as atypical
– The Board of Directors that closes the fiscal year is solely responsible for the financial results.
– The audited net debt, adjusted with the Espai Bara, has been 558 million and not 1,350 million
– In no case, nor at any time, has the Club been at risk of liquidation or dissolution “.
Also, in the statement, Bartomeu highlights the great potential of the club and its great assets: brand, land, employees, partners, suppliers …