Hard lash towards Barcelona and Real Madrid: ‘Money consuming machines’

Bundesliga boss Christian Seifert has played hard at FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. He calls it โ€œmoney-consuming machinesโ€ and thinks he knows why the two superpowers are for a Super League.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are among the richest clubs in the world, but are also in debt to their necks. โ€œBarcelona and Real Madrid are poorly run and money-consuming machines,โ€ says Seifert at an event organized by The Financial Times. โ€œIf I were an investor, I would ask them if they were the right partners,โ€ says Seifert. โ€œIn the end, they burn the money, as they have done in recent years. They need to think about developing a sustainable earnings model and a salary ceiling.โ€
Seifert thinks that Barcelona and Real Madrid are deliberately promoting the Super League, so that more money comes in and the financial gaps can be closed. โ€œIt works negatively for national leagues,โ€ counteracts Premier League boss Richard Masters. โ€œIn every proposal I have read about or heard of, it is not possible to earn a ticket through the competition. The calendar is also packed and I think the Premier League will continue to have 20 teams over the next few years.โ€