Barcelona have not yet paid the following players’ – Miralem Pjanic, Frenkie de Jong, Sergino Dest, Philippe Coutinho – respective transfer fees. When we accumulate these players’ transfer figures, we realize that Barcelona still owe €115 million in outstanding transfer payments alone.
Barcelona’s current financial situation is dire, as everyone knows, because Barça had a problem of dramatically overspending in recent years.
And they all left for this very reason, as a result of the dangerous financial precipe Barca found themselves on.
Their departures have had a tremendously negative impact on the team’s performance.
Barcelona has suffered a poor start to the season, winning only three of their first seven La Liga games. Plus, they had to face the humiliation of two 3-0 losses just as the Champions League group stage has begun.
Barcelona Still Owe €115 million in Outstanding Transfer Payments
And now, it seems Barça fans will be dealt further disappointment. Barcelona’s financial woes are far from over.
Per Marca, the team still owes a significant portion of the transfer costs of their few, curiously most underperforming, players.
Their biggest worry in terms of pending transfer fees is the €39 million they still owe Juventus for Miralem Pjanic.
Pjanic’s signing, in exchange for Arthur Melo’s departure, has been a disaster for all parties involved, we’re sad to realize.
Last season, the midfielder only played 19 La Liga games for Barcelona. And, this season, Barcelona have already loaned him out to Besiktas.
Then, Barcelona also owe Ajax €32 million for Frenkie De Jong, who joined the club in 2019. He signed with the Catalan club for an initial fee of €75 million.
Sergino Dest, a fellow Ajax academy graduate, has also not seen Barcelona pay his transfer price in full.
Barça will have to pay €16 million for his services and, that too, before the end of the 2023-24 season.
Philippe Coutinho is another player on the club’s mind because they have yet to finish paying for his transfer costs.
Barcelona still have to pay €13 million of his eye-watering €160 million transfer fee to Liverpool. The Reds, on the other hand, have invested significantly more wisely in recent seasons and Barcelona should learn from them.
Barcelona’s general director Fran Reverter will speak to the media on Wednesday. So, today, we will learn more facts about the club’s catastrophic finances that he may reveal.