As the start of the La Liga season approaches, FC Barcelona is still unable to register the contracts of players recruited and extended during this summer transfer window. A new economic lever is likely to be necessary.
Can Robert Lewandowski be lined up against Vallecano?
Long embroiled in a financial crisis, FC Barcelona has decided to make several commercial deals in order to bail out. A profitable strategy in the short term with an impressive summer transfer window.
Thus, the Blaugrana have announced the signings of Andreas Christensen, Jules Kound, Franck Kessi, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski for a total of 153 million euros (without bonuses).
Registration of frozen contracts…
Problem, 9 days before the resumption of the championship with a first day on Saturday August 13 against Rayo Vallecano, the reigning vice-champion of Spain still cannot register the contracts of recruits with La Liga, according to information from the Radio Cadena COPE! And beware, the recently extended players, namely Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto, Gavi and Ousmane Dembl, find themselves in the same situation! Why ? Due to a difference in interpretation between Bara and the League.
After having sold 25% of its television rights for the next 25 years to the investment company Sixth Street, the Catalan club considers that it has made a capital gain of 667 million euros. But for its part, La Liga only takes into account the money currently in the coffers of Bara, or 517 million euros. With a payroll already too large, President Joan Laporta finds himself blocked by the Iberian body.
€100m soon to be recovered?
To solve this situation, the Bara can still be activated via departures. For example, a sale of Frenkie de Jong, estimated at more than 80 million euros, would represent a relief for the team led by Xavi, who would get rid of his XXL salary. But faced with the Dutchman’s desire to stay, Laporta has another immediate plan: to activate a new economic lever. Barcelona could still sell 24.5% of their studios for 100 million euros. Anyway, time is running out…
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