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Barcelona now in a position to sign Bernardo Silva without selling Frenkie de Jong – report

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A recent report from Que T’hi Jugues has recently offered a detailed update on Barcelona’s financial projections ahead of the new season.

Experiencing one of the worst financial crises during the start of summer, it appears the club have turned things around brilliantly and are on course to registering a positive outlook for the upcoming 2022/23 campaign.

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To put things into perspective, Barcelona closed the 2021/22 campaign with a net profit of just €98 million, with negative equity of €353 million.

However, the projections suggest Barcelona could make up to €1.3 billion for the upcoming 2022/23 campaign, about €500 million of which have originated through the three economic levers Barcelona utilised during the course of the summer transfer window.

Among the €1.3 billion earnings, Barcelona’s expenses could stand up to €900 million, including a massive €620 million in workforce expenses that include player salaries.

However, the report suggests Barça have been able to navigate the economic challenges and balance the books ahead of the new season.

Indeed, La Liga’s salary cap for any team competing in the Spanish top flight is currently €680 million, meaning Barcelona are likely to be cleared due to their workforce expenses of around €620 million.

A major takeaway from these figures is that Barcelona are now self-sufficient and economically healthy. It means they are now in a position to afford the likes of Bernardo Silva, without even sanctioning the sale of Frenkie de Jong.

It is an exciting prospect for Barcelona fans, who have already had the chance to rejoice in the arrivals of several star players over the course of the summer, including Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde, among others.

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