Where is the money ? Gerard Piqué asks the real questions


By: Manu Tournoux

Former FC Barcelona central defender Gerard Pique has criticized the Catalan club for “selling smoke and mirrors” due to their financial difficulties.

On Sunday, Piqué criticized his former employer, denouncing the club’s lack of financial transparency and insisting they will not win the Champions League. The Blaugrana are heavily in debt and appear to be struggling to aim for European success.

During a lengthy interview on Twitch, Piqué gave an honest assessment of Barça’s situation: “I think the fans of the club want the truth. If we are in this reality, we must say so. What we can’t do is sell a smokescreen saying we’re going to win the Champions League when we don’t have the money to be competitive. I don’t know the club’s situation in detail, but I think people want to know the truth, to be told that there is no money, that they will bet on La Masia for two or three years. »

An abysmal debt

Less than a year after winning La Liga, Barca are faced with the reality of a full season without a trophy. It lost in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against its great rival, Real Madrid, was eliminated from the Copa del Rey and occupies third place in the championship standings. According to some estimates, his debts amount to more than a billion euros.

On the pitch, the Blaugrana have a few difficult weeks ahead of them. They host Mallorca on Friday, before facing Naples in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League. The two teams drew in Naples in the first leg (1-1).

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