Revealed: How Barcelona plan to register their new signings16 July 2022
An insight into how Barcelona have managed to afford their summer spending spree has been provided.
La Blaugrana have been in financial peril for some time, meaning they could not renew Lionel Messi’s contract last year.
However, this has not stopped them splashing the cash so far this summer.
Barcelona have signed both Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie to big contracts. Such moves were followed by the club agreeing a transfer fee of up to €67m with Leeds United for Raphinha, and then signing Ousmane Dembele, whose previous deal ran out in June, to a fresh contract until 2024.
Barcelona are seemingly not stopping there, though. News emerged on Friday that the Catalans are advancing towards an agreement with Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski, with a transfer fee of between €40-50m being touted on top of some likely hefty wages.
But how can Barcelona afford to sign all of these big-name players?
Well, as per Barca Universal, the activation of the first economic lever following the sale of 10% of the club’s TV rights eased some burden for Barcelona.
In addition, the club are in negotiations to activate the second lever by selling the remaining 15% of TV rights to Sixth Street. Such a move could hand the Blaugrana a financial boost worth around €330m.
However, Toni Juanmarti reports that triggering the second economic lever will likely not allow Barca to register all of their new players without an element of risk.
In turn, it is expected that player sales will be key for everything to go smoothly.
Among the names on the proverbial chopping block are Frenkie de Jong, Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig, Martin Braithwaite and Oscar Mingueza.
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