A source confirmed to ESPN that Barca’s financial team has known for several days that a fourth financial lever is needed.
LaLiga informed barcelonaThis week, he’ll need to pull a fourth financial lever if he wants to make all his players available to face valcano re August 13 at Camp Nou, when the Spanish competition begins.
barca have spent more than 150 million euros this summer Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha and Jules Koundezwhereas Andreas Christensen and Frank Casey They came as free transfers.
In the meantime, Osman Dembele and Sergi Roberto Signed new contract with the club, but none of the seven mentioned elements have been registered LaLiga And, at the moment, players cannot play.
barcelona So far this summer has carried out three operations called financial levers by the president john laporta He sold 25 percent of his national television rights over 25 years to investment firm Sixth Street in two separate deals for over €500m.
Club sources said he then sold 24.5 percent of his in-house production company Barca Studios to socios.com for around €100 million. ESPN He believed that such a move would enable him to record all the summer transfer activities.
However, after reviewing the documentation of transfers, contract renewals and economic levers, LaLiga informed to barca That they still can’t register all seven players.
sources confirmed that barcelona It may now register some of them, which will depend on the mix and cost of the players, but the Catalan club would prefer to register them all at the same time, if possible.
a source confirmed ESPN That Barça’s financial team has known for several days that a fourth financial lever is needed. The club is expected to sell a further 24.5% of Barca’s studios in the coming days.
More work is also needed to cut the wage bill. It will start with the goalkeeper moving nato Ali Bournemouthwhereas Samuel Umanati and Martin Braithwaite They have also been asked to look for new clubs.
There is also uncertainty about the future of Miralem Pajnik, Frankie De Jong, Memphis Depay it is included Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangwhich is of interest Chelsea,
If de Jong stays, the club would like him to take a pay cut, while other reports suggest he may also be asked. Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets After doing the same job last year, he has suffered a new setback in his salary perceptions.
Each Spanish club is given a spending limit, which includes expenses on salaries, as well as amortization of transfer fees. barca The last season ended with a limit of €-144 million, the only downside being the limit. LaLiga,
The cap, in basic terms, is the result of a club’s income from its operating costs and loan payments for the coming season.
rising debt of barcelona (gross debt remains above €1bn) has seen its cap fall from €600m a few seasons ago to -€144m at the end of 2021-22, making the financial lever necessary to be able to invest in equipment this summer. Huh.