The League estimates that the coronavirus pandemic has left a hole in Spanish football of 1,030 million euros, 300 more than it had calculated at the beginning of the season . Despite the teams' efforts to balance their budget items, the impossibility of returning fans to the stadiums at least until the last weeks of the league season, has forced recovery expectations to be lowered. "The impact in Spain is not being as strong as in other countries thanks to the responsibility of the clubs, but the big ones are the ones who are suffering the most," said Javier Tebas, president of the League, to add that the situation in Regarding the signings, it will begin to improve in two or three years: "Let's not wait for a busy summer."
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canteen. presented this Tuesday the update of the LCPD (Cost Limits of Sports Insole) once the winter market is over and practically all the teams in the First Division have seen their spending margins have been reduced. In November, the League estimated that fans could return to the stadiums in the months of January or February, but after ruling out that possibility, the revenue forecast has been readjusted. The organism calculates that the global losses amount to more than 8,000 million
FC Barcelona , as happened in the previous update of the LCPD, continues in free fall and reduces its margins by 35,639 million. In one year, the Catalans have gone from 671,430 million in budget to 347,078, 49% less. Tebas wanted to downplay the serious situation the team is going through, stating that as of next week, once the new Barça president is known –the elections are held this Sunday the 7th–, the club will find the necessary stability to However, Tebas wanted to warn the future Barça leader that, at the moment, it is impossible to undertake the signing of great stars such as Haaland or Mbappé. A few days ago, the candidate Toni Freixa affirmed that it would be feasible to bring the two footballers to Barcelona, but Tebas sees that option “very complicated, if not impossible”. The president of the League affirmed that, in the current situation, with great losses in all the leagues, only the “economically doped clubs” can face this type of transfer. the league. “Nobody expect big bombs in the summer. The clubs are doing a good job reducing their expenses, but none are in an optimal situation to make a big signing, "said Tebas, who denied a loss of competitiveness of the Spanish teams in European competitions, despite the poor results and the possible flight of stars such as Messi or Sergio Ramos
Atlético de Madrid , current leader of the League, suffers a similar fall to that of Barcelona (34 million less) and is the second club that reduces its LCPD the most compared to last year, 38%. The only teams that have managed to increase or balance it since the summer are Real Madrid and Granada . The first, despite being the one that has reduced its income the most (by 48 million), has shed 20 million in the winter market with several exits and has recovered another 32 of its savings item, balancing its margin. The Andalusians, for their part, have increased their income thanks to their progression in the Europa League, in which they eliminated Naples in the round of 32 and will play the round of 16 against Molde.
Many teams have come to seek external financing to cover the reduction of income. Among all those who have gone to the banks and financial institutions, they add up to the amount of 743 million that will have to be amortized in the next four or five years. Tebas did not want to rule out the possibility that some of them choose to go public, as some European clubs such as Juventus have done.
Team 2019/20 Summer 2020/21 Winter 2020/21 Total variation Real Madrid 641.05468.53473.34 -27.2% Barcelona 671.43382.72347.07 -49.3% Atlético de Madrid 348.5252.72217, 31 -38% Sevilla 185.17185.81183.31 -2% Villarreal 108.59145.24142.98 + 31.6% Athletic de Bilbao 103.18119.82110.73 + 7.7% Valencia 170.67103.493, 13 -46.5% Real Sociedad 81.13100.8895.2 + 17.7% Betis 100.3571.366.25 -40% Celta 62.1262.5365.11 + 4.8% Granada 35.4656.4856 .81 + 60.2% Getafe 56.2852.5952.36 -7% Valladolid 32.0349.3647.2 + 47.3% Osasuna 38.6946.6445.73 -18.1% Eibar 47.1242.742 .01 -11.9% Alavés 49.7742.0339.4 -21.9% Cádiz 9.7341.0339.93 + 410% Levante 54.637.6136.55 -33.1% Huesca 17.0437.0637.36 + 219% Elche 5.6234.632.25 + 573% Total 2,818.53 2,333.02 2,224.1 -21.5%