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FC Barcelona’s presidential hopefuls vow to restore finances — and keep Messi

Barcelona’s off-pitch struggles mirror its wage burden
  • Assess the impact on FC Barcelona of a high gearing ratio

  • Barcelona has intangible assets which will never disappear. Explain what is meant by an intangible asset 

  • Analyse the importance to FC Barcelona’s branding of retaining a star player such as Lionel Messi 

  • Laporta pledged to inject liquidity into the club by following the likes of Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. Assess the impact of a potential increase in liquidity by acquiring more debt on a business such as FC Barcelona

  • Each of the potential candidates has their own potential turnround plans for FC Barcelona. To what extent will this change in leadership contribute to the future success of the business?

Peter McGinn, Harton Academy

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