Barcelona are struggling on the pitch in the intervening time.
The Catalan giants are properly adrift within the race for the La Liga title.
They’re at the moment in third, having dropped factors in eight of the 19 video games they’ve performed this season.
They’re 10 factors behind Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone’s aspect might lengthen that lead additional ought to they win their game-in-hand.
Barca have suffered disappointment in cup competitions, too, having misplaced the ultimate of the Spanish Tremendous Cup to Athletic Bilbao earlier this month.
The way forward for Lionel Messi can also be of main concern. His contract runs out in the summertime and it is wanting an increasing number of probably that he’ll go away the membership.
However, whereas their issues on the pitch are unhealthy, their points off it are much more worrying.
It’s no secret that the membership are struggling financially and the lengthen of these troubles have been revealed.
And it seems that Barcelona’s existence is underneath menace.
Spanish publication El Mundo are reporting that Barca are £1.1 billion in debt and ‘on the verge of chapter.’
£648 million of that due within the brief time period, £236 million should be paid to banks by June 30.
Barca additionally owe £112 million to different golf equipment, together with £26m to Liverpool for the signing of Philippe Coutinho again in 2018.
Liverpool, in addition to Ajax (£14m) and Bordeaux (£9m) are due these funds by the tip of the season.
To make issues even worse, according to Cadena COPE, Barcelona weren’t capable of pay their gamers their full wages final month.
Barca have allegedly taken out a mortgage and have promised to pay their gamers what they’re owed.
Marca are reporting that whereas they’re in a really precarious state of affairs and can more than likely must promote to stability the books.
Barcelona are in actual bother. Let’s hope they’ll flip their state of affairs round quickly earlier than it’s too late.