I'm blaming Laporta for his disgusting tactics.
He signed a contract with the club, not with Bartomeou.FDJ is an inherited problem in terms of exorbitant wages, much of which has been deferred but none of it reduced compared to others including Messi. From there you can decide what is reprehensible, players holding a club over the barrel for wages they cannot afford despite a clown President signing him to it or accept being sold so that he can get the wages he wants elsewhere
He signed a contract with the club, not with Bartomeou.
And that democracy abides but whatever laws were voted before those representatives took over.Terms set/agreed by Bartomeu. No point going in circles here - club is bigger than any President but equally a poor board can ruin a club/business. Fortunately, in a democracy you can vote out the bad to course correct which is exactly what is happening now
And that democracy abides but whatever laws were voted before those representatives took over.
Why is this so hard to understand? There's no Bartomeu's Barcelona and Laporta's Barcelona. There's just Barcelona.
Laporta inherited the contracts signed earlier. It doesn't give him any moral justification to shit on those contracts.
Money in De Jong contract is what it is. They agreed to defer the money paid. Now is the time to pay that money, so pay it. It's not about lack of money like we see from all the signings incoming.
I really hope this drags on if Laporta doesn't agree to pay. Barcelona can't get away with this if De Jong agents just stay tough.
I agree, it’s straightforward. One President has to assume the debts/mess of a former one but they are not culpable for those decisions - just tasked to get them through it
Check around, not many democratic institutions see this kind of turnaround in such little time
The legal ramifications do not tend to be carried personally unless instructed from the general assembly. No clue what happened with Barcelona there, the standard practice is to vote in favor of that, but I doubt Bartomeu got away that easily.
But that's the legal aspect of the "blame game". When it comes to honoring agreements, you cannot really go back and say that this agreement was bad, I don't like it so I won't exercise it. This is where Barcelona stands now with De Jong.
Fact is, Barca have legally committed themselves to paying the agreed wage to Frenkie, and can't force him to do either of those things. Messi's case was different cause his contract was up. Frenkie's isn't.To that end, Frenkie would have to accept lowering his previously agreed contract wages or agree to move out of the club where he can get whatever wages he desires
Fact is, Barca have legally committed themselves to paying the agreed wage to Frenkie, and can't force him to do either of those things. Messi's case was different cause his contract was up. Frenkie's isn't.
Trust us. We Inter fans are very experienced at having overpaid players our club can't get rid of.
More than just a club indeed. Especially when they owe you money.You agree Laporta inherited a critical situation but rebuke him for trying to remedy the situation? There's no magic here, either you accept your fate and sink or you look for solutions to swim/thrive. He is selling a portion of future TV rights to help them climb out of the immediate financial debacle while having to cut the inherited wages & contracts. There is no moral ambiguity here, he is making business decisions like he had to with Messi. If Leo is not safe from protection, why would poor Frenkie? The club is most important
Laporta did not agree to the deferred money, he inherited the contract but that doesn't mean he has to live with it without trying to find a solution to rid himself of that anchor by either getting him to reduce wages or head to the exit
Watch and see how it plays out, whatever the outcome (FDJ staying & reducing wages or being transferred) Barca will be in a better financial situation than they were at the start of the summer much less since Laporta's election 17 months ago. They are already in a better position in terms of overall wages, squad depth & sponsor. It will continue to move in the right direction coupled with sporting success
The club is finally on the right path after a decade of mismanagement