Bartomeu calls for equal financial conditions for clubs in Europe
- Bartomeu spoke at the 'Ernest Lluch Economy and Football Dialogues'.
- The president called for UEFA and FIFA not to allow clubs to use money that doesn't come from football.
- Barcelona, unlike some top teams, doesn't have an owner.
Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently spoke at the 'Ernest Lluch Economy and Football Dialogues' workshop. The official addressed the difficulties some teams face when competing with clubs that have owners who invest their personal money:
"It is not fair that other clubs use resources that do not come from football. Both UEFA and FIFA must demand compliance with the rules. Equitable conditions must be guaranteed and financial fair play compliance must be accelerated.
"Barça is the most popular sports club in the world, and all our income comes from the sports sector. We also have the cheapest tickets among the big clubs in Europe."
Bartomeu with other participants at the workshop:
New FIFA regulations state that a club can't spend more than €100m on transfer unless additional funds are raised from selling their own players. Considering this, Barca won't be able to sign any new players until July 1.