Citing a report by Catalan media Onze on the 3rd, British media Sports Bible said that if Barcelona is suspended from the European competition, it will seek to participate in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL).
The report came early last month, when Barcelona was a big issue in the so-called Negrira incident until recently, but the report seems to have come back as the possibility of disciplinary action gradually arose.
At the time, the media said, “Barcelona is very positive about the Negrira incident, but there is still a possibility of disciplinary action from UEFA,” adding, “The club has started research in case of suspension from the European competition.”
“One option is to play a friendly match, and another option is to try to participate as a guest in a tournament where you can earn profits,” he said. “According to our information, all eyes in the club are focused on the Asian tournament.” 카지노사이트
It has been confirmed that Barcelona paid a price to a company established by Negrira, a former veteran referee and former vice chairman of the referee’s technical committee, from 2001 to 2018.
In the previous period, other clubs have been doing the same to read referee reports and purchase video materials, but the problem also arose when the book manipulation scandal broke out during the former chairman Joseph Bartomeu’s tenure.
UEFA began investigating the incident in March to determine the authenticity of the incident.
If the incident is recognized as illegal under UEFA regulations, Barcelona will not be able to avoid disciplinary action against participating in the UEFA competition.
Furthermore, Barcelona, along with Juventus and Real Madrid, is one of the key clubs currently pursuing Super League projects.
Juventus has already been disciplined for accounting scandals in their country, and UEFA is considering suspending them from next season’s European competition. Barcelona cannot avoid the same result as Juventus if the crime is proven on the same charges.
In this case, Barcelona will lose a huge source of income. As a result, Barcelona must play in the ACL to make profits immediately.
Barcelona is hit harder than Juventus because the cost of the loan is quite high, so it is necessary to secure cash.
Barcelona will begin remodeling Camp Nou Stadium next season with the “Espi Barca” project and has loaned a large amount of money to Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan for the project.
In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it carried out financing using the club’s many tangible and intangible assets along with a large reduction in labor costs. There is no repayment of principal right now, but at least cash must come in steadily to repay interest.
The reason why Barcelona can think of ACL is the transition from the Spring Festival to the Spring Festival.
Starting this season, AFC will change the ACL, which was previously held as a spring and autumn system, to a spring and then switch to the 2023/24 season after the 2022 season. The competition will begin in August. This season, Ulsan Hyundai, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Pohang Steelers, and Incheon United will represent the K League 1 team.