Bartomeu: “Messi told me that this reduction had to be made”

first_imgJosep María Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, ​​spoke about the situation of the Catalan club. “In round figures, a month is about 14 million of the net salary of the first team and the rest of the teams are two million because it is only on the base salary and not on the variables,” reveals Sports world. Meanwhile in Sport He also talks about the execution plan: “We would be irresponsible administrators if we had not implemented this reduction.”Application of the ERTE. We would be irresponsible administrators if we had not launched this discount. The economic situation is difficult and all measures had to be put in place to protect the club. Messi. He told me that this reduction had to be made.ERTE procedure. From the first moment and I wanted it to be something agreed and not imposed although I could do it by law but we wanted to reach an agreement because it is the best for Barça and they demonstrate their commitment. It has been achieved as I wanted and not imposed. We preferred to wait to discuss it with them and that it was not imposed at all. There has been a predisposition from the first day, from minute one.How are the figures? In round figures, a month is about 14 million of the net salary of the first team and the rest of the teams is two million because it is only on the base salary and not on the variables. In total, 16 million discounts per month. If the Alert Status lasts one month, it will be a reduction of 5.75% of the annual salary. If it lasts 45 days, it will be 8.6% and if it lasts two months, which we believe not, 11.5%. It is a flexible agreement conditioned on the number of days.Figures. Obviously it will not be possible to reach 1,050 million income, but until February we were on a record line well above those expected. This has stopped and we cannot enter many games as I have said before. There are those who say that we must now take these measures because the economic situation of the club is very bad and that is not true. The drop in income affects all clubs and all companies except pharmacies and those that can still operate. And we have examples in football, with Bayern and Juventus or Lyon making very important reductions. It is not a desperate issue but they try to adapt to the new conditions. Saving. On this subject we do not know yet. We are negotiating with the Works Council and there are many people who must go to ERTE. The club had already anticipated that many employees would complement a very important part to reach 100%. With the players we have shared this add-on with an agreement. And for this reason, soccer players are reduced by 70% and 2%, which they have added to compensate for the unemployment of these employees together with the club.Elections. This crisis does not make us rethink the electoral calendar, we will do it when it is time, at the end of the mandate.Cut in salary of leaders: We have spoken by videoconference, by whatsapp, calls. Sometimes everyone, sometimes one by one. The first day, the 20th, we all spoke together and they all said ahead. The four captains said so. The proposal we made to them that day, Friday, March 20, is the same, with the difference that they now add two percent to half compensate the employees with the club.Player complaints. Yes, I have been told this before, but I cannot control who is speaking. I do not know who they are. In the end I tell them that we are the four (the captains), the CEO and myself. And think that there are people from all over the world who speak, but I can say that neither the players nor I have spoken, nor Grascar Grau. On the contrary, if someone asked me, I would say calmly, that there would be no ERTE with the players. And there has not been nor will there be with the squad. There has been a private agreement between the club and the first team. Let the members know that there are many measures to mitigate this reduction in income. But none could be launched without having the agreement without the professional footballers because they are the base.last_img read more