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Barcelona are Set to Miss Out on Some Money As Defender Seeks Exit
- Barcelona are set to miss out on potential cash inflow
- Barcelona have recently been hit with fines in relation to FFP breaches
- Hector Bellerin is linked with a move to Real Betis
Barcelona have been counting every penny for some time in their bid to even out matters with their salary cap, but some of the fees they might have hoped for from Hector Bellerin’s transfer are more now unlikely to be available.
Bellerin is thought to be headed back to Real Betis this summer, which translates to the fact that Barcelona will miss out on a little extra cash for the 28-year-old.
According to Spanish journalist Joan Fontes, one of the clauses in Bellerin’s transfer to Sporting CP translates that the fee agreed between the two clubs was €1 million, but half of that would only be received if Bellerin starts next season at Sporting CP.
Barcelona are now set to miss out on €500k as the defender is linked with a move to Real Betis.
Real Betis will be hoping that one way or another, that is the case. Last summer they were also thought to be bringing Bellerin back from Arsenal, yet the lack of space in their salary limit prevented them from doing so.
Bellerin is also unlikely to demand a significant salary from Betis, so all things being well for Los Verdiblancos, Bellerin is likely to be one of the first recruits they make this summer, should their finances allow.
Barcelona faced with FFP fine
Barcelona have found it difficult to get to grips with La Liga’s strict Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules in recent years.
The strict financial regulation in Spanish football has greatly reduced the economic muscle of Barcelona. In addition, they have faced several sanctions for breaching the FFP laws.
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In another such case, La Liga has recently imposed an €800,000 fine on Barcelona for breaching the regulations thrice during the course of the 2021/22 financial year according to Goal.
Goal suggests Barcelona have been fined based on three contracts handed out to players during the 2021/22 financial year.
One of them was the signing of Dani Alves. The veteran defender joined the club at the end of 2020 on the lowest wage possible and played for Barcelona during the second half of the campaign. But La Liga has deemed his signing a direct breach of their FFP policies.
Secondly, the Catalans have been penalised for the signing of Andreas Christensen. Although the defender joined the club in the summer of 2022, his signature was considered a part of last season and as such, the club are facing a penalty.
Another sanction has come in the form of Ronald Araujo’s contract extension. The Uruguayan international signed a new deal with Barcelona several months ago, and even though the club have not been able to register the new contract, they have already been handed out a fine by La Liga.
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Barcelona’s La Liga prize money
Earlier Sports Brief reported on how much Barcelona would earn from their recent La Liga triumph.
In Spain, however, no cash prize is awarded to the league champion, but they are rewarded with increased television revenue.
Barcelona will earn approximately €91.6 million from TV rights for winning La Liga, compared to the €85.07 mil earned by the second-place team.