Barcelona Remains Confident About Registering New Players Before La Liga Opening Game Against Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona Remains Confident About Registering New Players Before La Liga Opening Game Against Rayo Vallecano

  • Barcelona's economic crisis and a gross wage deficit are barring the Catalan club from registering the newer players this season
  • Barcelona has used their third economic lever to try to fix the problem, and they recently approved their fourth which is the sale of 25% of Barça Studio
  • The Catalan club brought in key players including Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde while Franke Kessie and Andreas Christensen joined for free

Barcelona are yet to register their new summer signings after struggling to meet up with La Liga’s financial regulations for the 2022/23 season.

The Catalan giants have brought in Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, and Frank Kessie this summer but are facing a tough task to register all players.

Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski, La Liga, Spain, Camp Nou, Jules Kounde, Raphinha
Robert Lewandowski was presented officially by Barcelona to the club's supporters on Friday, August 5 at Camp Nou. Photo by Eric Alonso
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According to Barca Universal, the Barcelona board remains quite confident about registering all the new players ahead of their La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano next weekend.

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The Catalans have used their third economic lever and recently accepted their fourth which involves the sale of 25% of Barça Studio in an effort to remedy the problem.

Barcelona are also planning on offloading some top players including Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay in order to raise funds to balance their books and register all new players.

Barcelona alleged to have inflated TV rights

Meanwhile, Barcelona has been accused of inflating the club’s TV rights to the tune of €150million by Spanish journalist Pedro Morata Marca reports.

The Catalans had sold 25 percent of the club's La Liga TV rights for the next 25 years to US investment firm Sixth Street for around €517million in a bid to raise money.

Sixth Street subsequently consented to lease the rights for 25 years, with Barcelona paying an additional €150million to assume ownership of the rights beginning in the 26th year onwards.

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La Liga blocks Barcelona from registering Lewandowski

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona’s financial troubles is still haunting the Spanish club as they have been blocked by La Liga from registering the club’s new signings.

Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Frank Kessie, and Andreas Christensen have all joined the Catalan giants this summer as Barcelona tries to rebuild ahead of the 2022/23 season.

La Liga has informed Barcelona that their five new signings this summer still cannot be registered for the new season as the club does not meet financial requirements.

Source: Sports Brief News