Financially crippled Barcelona have surprisingly spent big this summer. This has left everyone thinking about La Liga’s strict registration rules. The club has brought in the likes of Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessié, Andreas Christensen. The club interestingly are looking to do a whole lot more business. Concerningly, the latest La Liga figures gave Barcelona a salary limit of minus €144m.
However, La Liga President Javier Tebas is hopeful that the financially crippled Barcelona might be able to pull it off. Tebas said, “They know what they have to do. I think that they still have a bit of work to do but they are on the right track.
“Ask FC Barcelona. I can say that they know the rules well and they are well aware of what they have to do. They still need to do it, but there is still some time.
“They have sold 10% of their TV rights for €207m. Then they increased that share to 25% which I think gives them some €350m more… That would be €500m and I think they have another, third lever that of around €200m. With that and if they manage to get some players to leave, this explains the possibility of these signings.
“They have been able to sell assets, which was something they needed to do, and to reduce salaries – that’s what allows them to sign.”