Earlier this week, Barcelona confirmed the acquisitions of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen.
The pair arrived on free transfers from AC Milan and Chelsea, respectively.
It’s excellent business from Barcelona. They have two really excellent players without having to spend a dime.
However, there is a serious issue.
Barcelona’s pay cost has already been lowered drastically this summer as a result of the departures of many players, notably Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Dani Alves, and Adama Traore.
However, they are still way above La Liga’s pay ceiling, which means they cannot sign Kessie and Christensen, according to Cope.
If they wish to register their new additions, they will need to unload even more players.
However, this is proving tough for Barcelona.
Martin Braithwaite is one player who is said to be on the way out.
Xavi, according to Sport, does not have a spot for the Dane on his team. Braithwaite, on the other hand, is motivated to remain in Catalonia because he feels playing for Barcelona is a fantastic chance.
Deferred payments are also making it tough to transfer players.
According to the Telegraph, Barcelona owes Frenkie de Jong £17 million in postponed pay, which is preventing his £55 million transfer to Manchester United.
They also owe millions of pounds in postponed salaries to other members of their team. Gerard Pique is due £42.5 million in pay, according to writer Gerard Romero of the Daily Star.
While they are struggling to gather the finances required to sign Robert Lewandowski, who wants out of Bayern Munich and is said to want to join Barcelona this summer.
In the last year, Barcelona has done everything possible to generate finances. Fans may even play for a charge at Camp Nou.
They are, however, still in a state of disarray. According to ESPN, their debt is approximately €800 million, with more than €310 million due in the next 12 months.
Barcelona’s financial woes have been extensively chronicled in recent decades, and they remain a major issue.