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Barcelona still owe €144 million to four different clubs



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It is no secret that Barcelona have had major financial problems over the past few years. It led to the club losing their biggest player in Lionel Messi in 2021, while president Joan Laporta had to sell several assets this summer to ensure that they could compete in the transfer market.

The inflated wage bill worth over €650 million per year is one of the major issues that Barcelona are having to deal with. However, that is not the entirety of the financial difficulties that the club are currently tackling.

As reported earlier, Barça still owe Messi a lot of money due to deferred wage payments, while several other players who accepted salary reductions and deferrals in the past couple of seasons are yet to be paid as well.

On top of that, according to a fresh report from journalist Laia Tudel, Barcelona still have pending transfer fee payments to clubs from whom they have signed players in the recent past.

Indeed, as per the report, the Blaugrana are yet to pay the €52 million fee owed to Manchester City for the signing of Ferran Torres in January earlier this year.

The club signed him for a fee of €55 million plus variables, but have seemingly paid just €3 million to the Premier League champions and need to clear the rest of the due.

Similarly, Barça are also yet to completely settle up their transactions with AFC Ajax. As per the report, the La Liga behemoths still owe the Dutch champions €32 million for the signing of Frenkie de Jong and an additional €10 million for the transfer of Sergino Dest.

Juventus are also due payment of €36 million from the Blaugrana for the signing of Miralem Pjanic in 2020. On top of that, the Catalans still owe €14 million to Liverpool for the signing of Philippe Coutinho which had gone through over four years ago in 2018.

In total, Barcelona owe four different clubs a combined total of €144 million in unpaid transfer fees that they will need to settle up in the near future.

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