The US investment bank Goldman Sachs has granted the highly indebted top club FC Barcelona a EUR 500 million loan. The Spanish media report unanimously.
Accordingly, President Joan Laporta negotiated a corresponding deal, a fifth of the amount (100 million euros) should be paid out to the club by national goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen immediately.
Barcelona are plagued by horrific debts of more than a billion euros. According to media reports, the loan should give the traditional club from Catalonia, where the future of superstar Lionel Messi is still unclear after the summer, for the time being, according to media reports.
In sporting terms, Barca (76 points) no longer have a chance of winning the La Liga. One matchday before the end of the season, the team of coach Ronald Koeman can only finish third, the championship title is made between the capital city clubs Atletico Madrid (83) and Real Madrid (81).