Up to now, with the latest signing of midfielder Jules Kounde from Sevilla just waiting for his official debut, Barcelona have brought in a total of 6 new stars and added a successful extension with Ousmane Dembele which is also expensive. while in the afternoon of leaving they have not sold any players to sell.
The Barcelona leadership will have a headache with the problem of registering the number of expensive players that have just been bought into the list to compete in La Liga
Thanks to the activities that enabled economic leverage from the decision of President Joan Laporta and her management team, respectively, to sell assets such as shares in trading companies and television rights to partners. with a term of up to 25 years, temporarily helping Barcelona have funds to buy players.
Why is Barcelona poor but constantly bringing in high-quality, high-priced players?
In total, with the new contract Jules Kounde costing more than 60 million euros just completed, the Catalan team has now spent on the transfer market nearly 200 million euros. Except for the two signings Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on a free basis but still have to pay a fee, the rest Barcelona bought Pablo Torre from Racing de Santander about 5 million euros, Raphinha from Leeds up to 65 million euros and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich about 50 million euros. In addition, the renewal with Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto earlier also cost a large part of the cost but was not disclosed.
Despite owning a number of very expensive stars, in fact these players are currently unable to officially play for Barcelona because they have not been registered because the team’s salary fund is currently over the allowable level. While the La Liga season is about to start on August 12, and the deadline for player registration is also approaching.
According to Marca, Barcelona now have to race against time, they need to raise emergency funds to increase the salary gap to more than 100 million euros to be able to register stars like Raphinha or Lewandowski on the list.
Coach Xavi may be satisfied when Barcelona continuously buys expensive stars, but playing in La Liga is still unclear.
However, this is not easy in the face of the extremely strict regulations of the La Liga Financial Fair Play Law, despite the Catalan team’s leadership repeatedly reassuring them that they will have a solution to all problems. All new contracts are registered and ready to play at the earliest in the match against Real Sociedad (August 21) just before August 15.
To solve this problem, Barcelona is first looking to transfer players who are not in coach Xavi’s plans such as striker Memphis Depay, or even star midfielder Frenkie de Jong. But here is a big obstacle, these players and other redundant players such as Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic, Riqui Puig and Martin Braithwaite all do not want to leave, besides also require the club to solve. wages and other expenses.
So far, Barcelona is still struggling with the number of players who are not in this plan, but enjoy high salaries and other constraints that make transfer or loan deals frozen. The next solution, currently proposed by this club’s president, Mr. Joan Laporta, is to negotiate with all players to reduce wages. But clearly this is a story that is too long and not easy to solve.
It is reported that Barcelona will activate another economic lever to sell most of its shares in Barca Studios and other audiovisual businesses and virtual currency operations, hoping to collect an additional 200 million euros. to solve the current problem. However, the sale of the club’s businesses in turn and with a term of 25 years or more, the Spanish press assessed that this was also a “self-cutting” activity of Barcelona, making it easy for them to bet on the future and nothing is bright.