In addition to the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team also faced problems at the end of the season when Lionel Messi threatened to leave the team. (EFE Agency)
Barcelona- The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has cost Barcelona more than $ 234 million in revenue, the club reported Monday.
Barcelona reported losses amounting to $ 113 million during the season, attributing the deficit to “the effects of COVID-19.”
The Catalan club said its revenue reached $ 1 billion but would have been $ 238 million higher without the pandemic . They claim that this would have allowed them to reach the milestone of $ 1.2 billion in revenue.
Without a pandemic, the club would have closed the year with a profit of $ 2.3 million.
He specified that his measures to control spending to compensate for the lost income allowed the club to save $ 86.7 million.
“The 'Plagues of Egypt' are not our cause,” said the club's economic vice president Jordi Moix, quoted by the Europa Press news agency.
“In the mature ones it is necessary to face this situation, the strong impact is this year and affects the entire club,” he added.
When presenting the accounts for the 2019-20 period, the Catalans also announced a new financing model for the renovation of the Camp Nou, with a formula that will safeguard the current economic assets and land owned by Barcelona.