Are you discussing an accounting move? Link?
Or transfer fees?
RBL spent about 82M Euros, recouped about 55M.
Werner sale will push the latter to E108M.
E26M is about $29M.
Investor Red Bull has written off 100 million euros in debt to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. This is stated in the new annual financial statement for the 2018/19 season, which the first division club published in the Bundesanzeiger on Wednesday. The balance sheet states that "a conversion of shareholder loans in the amount of 100 million euros to capital reserves" has taken place. "In this case, debts to Red Bull were converted very elegantly and legally compliant from debt to equity", assesses balance sheet expert Prof. Ludwig Hierl in an interview with RBlive.de/Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. "Red Bull has waived the outstanding debts and, to put it simply, added the sum to the purchase price for the club." When the GmbH was founded, Red Bull, which holds 99 percent of it, had only paid in 2.5 million euros in share capital. As a result of this ruse, RBL now has only 86 million debts with Red Bull instead of 186 million euros. Hierl does not classify the procedure as a distortion of competition or a violation of financial fair play. Other clubs, such as Hamburger SV, have in the past been relieved of debts by financial backers in a similar way. Red Bull could also have deposited the 100 million as equity capital when the GmbH was founded, which probably did not happen to prevent the media outcry.
86 million instead of 186 million euros in debt to Red Bull However, RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff had repeatedly pointed out in the past that the loans had to be paid back in full with interest. "Our loans do not come from Sparkasse Leipzig, but at normal market conditions from Red Bull", Mintzlaff had said only in January. "The money was not given to us, these are loans that have to be repaid. If Schalke borrows money from Clemens Toennies, they must pay it back." Turnover in the fiscal year 2018/19 rose by over 50 million to 270 million euros. But expenditure also rose to 265 million euros. Salaries alone rose by about 20 percent compared to the previous year to a total of 120 million euros. The net profit for the year is 1.6 million euro. (RBlive/ukr)
Red Bull Co. gave Leipzig loans. The managing director of Red Bull Co. said those were loans and needed to be paid back by with interest. But someone above him overruled him and agreed that the debt that Leipzig owed would be converted to equity in Leipzig. Red Bull Co. already owns 99% of Leipzig, so it was added to the cost of purchasing the club.
Technically this doesn't break any rules and doesn't violate FFP but it's shady as hell. This is basically a sugar daddy situation.
Edit: he wasn't overruled, he just lied.