Barcelona is making massive sacrifices in an effort to meet the league’s stringent Financial Fair Play standards and re-sign Lionel Messi this summer. After La Liga denied Barcelona’s request to register new contracts for players like Gavi, Ronald Araujo, and Marcos Alonso, the club has desperately tried to reduce spending. So, read out the complete details about Barcelona scrambles to fund Lionel Messi transfer down below.
Barcelona scrambles to fund Lionel Messi transfer
In spite of the positive effects of Gerard Pique’s retirement in November and Memphis Depay’s transfer to Atletico Madrid in January, La Liga president Javier Tebas has repeatedly cautioned Barcelona that they need to save an additional €200m (£176m) before they can even consider recruiting new players. Plus, Barcelona has discontinued their official television channel, BarcaTV, in an effort to reduce expenses.
Attempting to “balance numbers and adjust to the Financial Fair Play,” Barcelona reportedly paid between €8 and 6 million (£7 and 5 million) year to operate the channel. Also, after it was revealed that PSG are not prioritising tying Messi down to a new agreement, the door would be open for him to return to the Nou Camp if Barcelona could find a way to comply with La Liga’s rigorous financial restrictions.