Barcelona set not to make new signings in January
According to statements made by Barcelona President Joan Laporta, the club will be unable to sign any new players during the month of January due to restrictions imposed by La Liga’s Financial Fair Play rules.
Laporta has said that the club will not make any new signings during the winter transfer window. Despite his claim that the club’s financial situation is “healthy,” with an expected income of 1.23 billion euros and a profit of 274 million this season, Laporta has made this decision.
“We had to make some levers, which were economic operations that saved the club from ruin, and now the club is in economic recovery,” Laporta told EFE in an interview. “We saved the club from financial ruin, and the club is now in economic recovery.”
“However, despite this, we are unable to sign because doing so would violate the Spanish league’s financial fair play rules.”
“We and some other La Liga clubs are also trying to persuade La Liga to be more flexible and allow us other types of interpretations that can make Barcelona even stronger,” he explained. “We and other La Liga clubs are also attempting to persuade La Liga to be more flexible.”
Barcelona reported a net profit of 98 million euros for fiscal year 2021-2022.
To meet the league’s financial fair play rules, the club had to sell more than 700 million euros in assets, including 25 percent of their domestic television rights and 49 percent of their stake in Barca Studios.
Barcelona was able to go all-in on signing players like Jules Kounde, Raphinha, and Robert Lewandowski as a result of the sales. As a result, Barcelona is currently first in the league table, but they do not compete in the lucrative Champions League.
As a result of their demise, rumors began to circulate that Barcelona could strengthen its squad even further in January by making additional signings in order to compete for the domestic title.