Barcelona will hopefully sort out their finances for 24/25 season
Barcelona keep making the news for all the wrong reasons recently! The news came in yesterday that Barcelona president Joan Laporta confronted officials after their loss against Real Madrid.
From the referee report:
“Once the game had ended and with the refereeing team back in the dressing room, Barca president Laporta came in repeatedly asking for an explanation on certain decisions made in the game,” according to a referee report. “Laporta was asked to abandon the dressing room without any further incidents occurring.”
You can read more about this particular story on The Mirror.
Barca starting to pay their way
Something this month that maybe wasn’t as sensationalist as a team president causing a ruckus, was the news that Barcelona are hopeful that they can sort out their finances by the 2024/2025 season.
Barcelona is one of the top teams playing in La Liga, check out the punter’s page for their dedicated section on La Liga tips. Being a top team in one of the most prestigious leagues in the world certainly comes with some financial overheads. But it is safe to say that Barca have been spending way more than they’ve been earning for way too long.
Even with a good year this year, it seems like they still owe close to 1 billion Euro, which, let’s be honest, is more than a few extra kit sales or season tickets sold!
There is a fine balancing act between paying your debts and keeping your team competitive. It seems like for too long FC Barcelona have been on the wrong side of that line, and arguably still are! It was funny reading that Covid was mentioned as a reason for a particularly poor year, when of course the same restrictions applied to all teams. I don’t think they were any more at risk, save for their already massive bills.
A quick search across the net and you’ll see that football fans aren’t particularly happy with FC Barcelona and their spending habits. Quite a few are drawing parallels with Leeds United and how they mismanaged their finances. Here are two such tweets (which, trust me, did not take long to find!);
Barcelona made greatest mistake in the history of football and another mistake they’re gonna make is to bring back Messi.
They should’ve sold their assets to buy and pay players. Barca should’ve sold players in order to manage their finance. I see a Leeds situation 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/kFmU5zJUG0
— Brian_Ramos (@Bruno_Rams14) October 13, 2022
Barcelona are going to do a Leeds under Peter Ridsdale – they’ve mortgaged their future and by spending so big now in the anticipation of success, they’ve basically put it all on black in the casino.
— Geoff Ho (@FinanceHog) October 16, 2022
PS – we called it
For what it is worth, we at The Footy Tipster called the Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona result mentioned at the start of this article, here is the daily free tip for the day of this match. We put out daily free tips and also paid tips. You can learn more about our membership options, and of course you’re more than welcome to just keep coming back for the free tip. I found it funny when researching this article that apparently Drake lost a lot of money by betting on FC Barcelona. Perhaps we should reach out to his agent and hook him up with a free The Footy Tipster account!