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Barcelona will free up €9 million in FFP margin following midfielder’s exit – report

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Barcelona have achieved one of their priority objectives in the market by sanctioning the sale of Franck Kessie.

The Ivorian midfielder has joined Saudi club Al-Ahli for a fee of €12.5 million, marking an abrupt end to his spell at the Catalan club.

The former AC Milan star had joined Barça on a free transfer last summer, hoping to become one of the key players for the Blaugrana, but is now on his way to the Middle East.

Barcelona to free up €9 million from the sale

Shortly after Barcelona confirmed the sale, Radio MARCA has come up with an update on the transfer.

The Spanish news outlet suggests Barça are freeing up €9 million in Financial Fair Play margins from the sale of Kessie.

The Ivorian’s move to Saudi Arabia is indeed set to free up a fair share of the club’s wage budget while the transfer fee should add up as well.

This should offer Barcelona some economic breathing space as the club look to not only sign newer players in the market but also register the new signings.

Kessie has left Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona can register players after Dembele sale

With Kessie moving to Saudi Arabia, Barcelona are now expected to finalise the sale of Ousmane Dembele to PSG.

There have been some delays on that front, with the club notably looking to squeeze out more than €25 million from the deal.

But an agreement has been reached and the Frenchman is already in Paris, with the deal likely to be done and dusted tomorrow.

The combined sale of Dembele and Kessie should free up enough economic provision for Barcelona so that the club can register most of the new players and renewed contracts, Radio MARCA adds.

It must be noted that, at this point, Barça have only 12 players registered with La Liga following Kessie’s exit. As such, it is crucial to address that matter, with the season set to start this weekend.

One would expect the Blaugrana to be in a better financial position once they get rid of Sergino Dest and Clement Lenglet, later this month.

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