Wind of panic at FC Barcelona, which is still not able to register its flagship recruits for the summer to start La Liga.
This summer, FC Barcelona took advantage of the sale of part of its TV rights to recover cash and achieve a fiery transfer window. Franck Kessié, Jules Koundé, Raphinha or Robert Lewandowski have landed in Catalonia. However, Barça must continue to comply with the rules of La Liga, which imposes on each club a wage bill not to be exceeded according to the club’s income. According to information from the Barcelona newspaper ARA, Joan Laporta’s club has undertaken to pay 52 million euros to Gérard Piqué during the 2022-2023 season, a colossal sum which is explained by the insane salary of the player. ‘Spanish but also because during the Covid-19 pandemic, Gérard Piqué had accepted a postponement of his remuneration. Currently, this file blocks FC Barcelona for the registration of recruits in La Liga.
Barça can’t register their recruits for La Liga
A stressful situation for Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Raphinha, Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen. For FC Barcelona, a sale of Frenkie De Jong, who receives a very large salary, would also be a solution to give himself some air and be able to register recruits in La Liga. But for now, the Dutch international has not expressed a desire to leave, despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea in his regard. Another solution exists for Joan Laporta: negotiate with Gérard Piqué a new postponement of part of his emoluments or even better, discuss with the Spanish international a contract extension… with a drop in his salary at the key. Given the sums at stake, an agreement with the Barcelona defender is plausible. But it will be necessary to act quickly for Barcelona, who will start La Liga on August 13 with a match against Rayo Vallecano.