The plan to put off paying their economic levers will foster a relief for Barcelona in the transfer market this summer.
Barcelona recently revealed that they had put off paying one of their economic levers until December. For a total of €100m, the Blaugrana sold Orpheus Media and Socios 49.9% of Barca Studios. Although they had postponed the second payment from both businesses, it was still required as part of their viability agreement with La Liga.
Barcelona needs that payment to be approved in order to register their signings. Barcelona has reportedly agreed to push that payment ahead once more with both businesses and close the €60m salary gap.
This is important information for the Blaugrana because it’s believed that some of the new players have stipulations in their contracts that allow them to leave if they don’t register in time to play (their debut is scheduled for August 12 against Getafe).
They currently only have 13 players registered, but after that €60m payment is done, they should be able to add several new contracts as well as the acquisitions of Oriol Romeu, Inigo Martinez, and Ilkay Gundogan.
It serves as an example of the fine balancing act that Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, is attempting to pull off with the city’s budget, but so far, they have done so quite successfully.
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