Joan Laporta and his board of directors have a difficult summer ahead. The economic situation of Barcelona was already quite critical with depleted coffers and a salary mass that touches the limit of financial fair play, and now they have to register Leo Messi again since for salary purposes for LaLiga he is a signing and not a renovation, and the Barcelona team will have to do financial juggling to balance the accounts and be able to pay the Argentine.
For this reason, from the club they are trying to accelerate the exit operation and to lighten the staff and save salaries. Juan Miranda goes free to Betis while Francisco Trinçao will play on loan for Wolves. In addition, the club terminated Matheus Fernandes’ contract, which does not leave an economic benefit to his departure either.
The other players who have left have left money in the club’s coffers. Junior Firpo was transferred to Leeds for 15 million euros plus 20% of a future sale if it occurs while Todibo has left 8.5 million plus another possible 7 in variables.
Three weeks ago the transfer of the player from the quarry Konrad de la Fuente to Marseille was made official for 3 million euros, and Almería executed the purchase option that Sergio Akieme had for 3.5 million.
In total, so far this summer, Barcelona has managed to raise 30 million euros, an amount that seems insufficient but everything counts for Messi to stay at the club. There are still names to come out and one of the best that the club could do if he left is Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian has a good poster, he has not yet found his place in the team and his record is over 8 million euros.
We will see how this exit operation ends and how much Barça manages to raise in this market.