As Barcelona prepare to host Tottenham Hotspur for the Joan Gamper Trophy 2023, a report from Catalunya Radio has emerged that the Blaugrana will receive an impressive €3.6 million from the match. More importantly, this income will account for the Financial Fair Play.
If it is indeed the case, it could be a good influx for the team from Catalonia as they look to steady a rather teetering ship.
The income coming in from tonight’s game is not much as far as transfer dealings are concerned but it will only strengthen their financial position as they look to comply with the Financial Fair Play and La Liga salary cap ruling.
After all, the current objective for Barcelona is to get their finances back on track and for that, they have been made to take some drastic decisions.
To begin with, Franck Kessie’s move to Al-Ahli for €15 million and Ousmane Dembele’s unwanted departure to Paris Saint-Germain for €50 million will act as a positive catalyst for the team, who are still very active in the market.
The money that comes in from the duo’s sale will be invested to sign a midfielder and a right-back, or will be utilised to register the new signings and contract renewals.
Meanwhile, the upcoming match against the Premier League side is going to be Barcelona’s final friendly before La Liga action officially resumes.
This potentially means that manager Xavi will want to test how his full-strength squad performs against the Lilywhites.
Lastly, Mundo Deportivo writes that no tickets will be sold today at the venue, meaning that the match will not see a sold-out crowd. Out of the 49,000 seats, just over 30,000 fans are expected at the venue.