Victor Font, a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections at the Camp Nou, has criticised Barcelona's decision to let Arthur Melo leave for Juventus.

The 23-year-old is involved in a swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic coming the other way.

"This swap deal, which seems imminent, has once again underlined the reality that the state of the club is very worrying and this is where it does most damage," Font said on social media.

"There is a precarious financial situation and disruption in the sporting project.

"The transfer shows once again that the board's absolute priority is to balance their accounts by guillotining a very damaging system of guarantees and even more so with accounts that had been under a lot of strain for many years, way before the pandemic.

"Last year, it was [Jasper] Cillessen and Neto.

"This year, to cover their backs, the board have ridded the club of a young and strategic player for the future who they signed a relatively short time ago.

"This is the new demonstration that there is no sporting project in a key time for the club.

"The exchange of Arthur for Pjanic is possibly overvalued in the price of the market and increases the wage bill and future bonuses with a player that is heading into the final phase of his career.

"We complain that, once again, they are putting the interests of the people in charge ahead of those of the club."

Sezione: Club / Data: Lun 29 giugno 2020 a las 01:00 / Fuente: Marca
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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