Tuesday evening, FC Barcelona formalized the transfer of Robert Lewandowski for 45 million euros from Bayern Munich.
Despite a colossal debt amounting to more than a billion euros, FC Barcelona is having a crazy transfer window this summer with the extension of Ousmane Dembélé and the signings of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Franck Kessié. The Catalan club has recorded significant cash inflows in recent weeks with the sale of part of its TV rights or the XXL sponsorship contract with Spotify. But FC Barcelona remains a very indebted club in Spain and therefore the transfer of Robert Lewandowski for 45 million euros as well as the gigantic salary which will be paid to the Pole question in such a context. Visibly upset by the departure of his star striker, Bavarian coach Julian Nagelsmann turned on FC Barcelona and his accounts in bright red at the Bild microphone.
Bayern attack Barcelona over their finances
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“Barcelona are the only club that don’t have the money but then buy all the players they want. I don’t know how they do it. It’s a little weird, a little crazy” launched Julian Nagelsmann, throwing the confusion on the accounts of FC Barcelona and on the methods of the Catalan club to finance a colossal transfer window as is the case this summer despite massive debt. As a reminder, in addition to releasing 45 million euros to Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski, the reigning vice-champion of Spain paid a colossal compensation to Leeds United for the transfer of Raphinha. Courted by Chelsea or Arsenal, the Brazilian is committed to FC Barcelona for a transfer of around 70 million euros. Enough to cringe the detractors of Barça in view of the financial situation of the club.