Barcelona receives £50m financial boost ahead of new season
Laliga giant, FC Barcelona has received a significant £50m boost which will help them address financial problems with only 13 players currently registered
The Spanish club have received a significant financial boost which will help them to register new signings and players who renewed their contracts.
Owing to their financial problems, Barcelona currently only have 13 players registered Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Eric Garcia, Andreas Christensen, Jules Kounde, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi, Franck Kessie, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, and Raphinha.
Players who signed new contracts, such as Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto, Marcos Alonso and Inaki Pena are not currently registered, as is the case with new signings Ilkay Gundogan, Inigo Martinez and Oriol Romeu.
Barcelona delayed the payment of one of their economic levers until December. They sold 49.9 per cent of Barca Studios to Orpheus Media and Socios for €100m (£85m).
The club delayed the second payment due from both companies but needed it to go through in order to register more players.
Culemania report that Barcelona have agreed to bring the payment forward, which will fill a gap of €60m (£51m) in their finances. This will be a huge boost for president Joan Laporta and manager Xavi.
It has been claimed that some of Barcelona’s new signings had clauses in their contracts that they could leave if they were not registered by the opening game of the season against Getafe on August 12.
However, it appears that such a scenario will no longer occur. Last month Barcelona finally registered Gavi as a first-team player with LaLiga and gave him back the No 6 shirt.
The midfielder agreed a new deal until 2026 last September but initially couldn’t be registered due to Barcelona’s financial problems.