Laporta’s plan in Barcelona: reducing labor costs, cleaning up the team and promoting the youth stars of La Masia


Joan Laporta is the new man at the helm of Barcelona after being sworn in as president earlier this month.

His job is to end the club’s minor trophy drought – which is now nearly two full seasons – while also managing the club’s mountain of debt.

A report recently published in El Mundo stated that the club had debts of EUR 1,173 million, with EUR 730 million due in the short term, while the banks owed EUR 266 million as of June 30, of which EUR 90 Million euros are owed to Goldman Sachs.

Read more: Barcelona’s debt crisis

A report from Cadena Ser has now set out how Laporta plans to address the situation that is likely to shape the news in Barcelona in the months and years to come.

It is said that the Blaugrana are prioritizing lowering their payroll and combining that with sales of multiple players from the first-team squad.

To make up for these outcomes, the club plans to promote more promising stars who have succeeded in their La Masia academy and B-team.

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Alex Collado is the youngest B team star to renew and could join Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza, Riqui Puig and Illaix Moriba as a big part of the core for years to come.

The latest report also claims that B-Team star Nico Gonzalez is likely to be promoted to the first team in the coming months.

Earlier this month, El Mundo Deportivo claimed the 19-year-old would be the next player to be promoted to the senior squad from the club’s B-side.


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