Barcelona have had an amazing transfer window so far, having brought in several top-quality players like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen. It is set to get even better with Jules Kounde set to join the club imminently from Sevilla.
While the transfers have created a special buzz around Camp Nou, there remain some concerns on whether Barça can register all their new stars successfully while complying with La Liga’s salary cap rules.
It was one of the reasons why the club had to let Lionel Messi go last summer and force captains to take pay cuts so that the new signings could be registered successfully.
While they are not out of the woods yet, Barcelona certainly seem to be on the right track this time out, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.
Speaking at the La Liga “Kick Off” Gala (h/t SPORT), Tebas responded to questions regarding Barcelona’s current situation and their ability to register new players, providing a positive update for the club’s fans.
“Barça are on the right track to register signings. They still have some details to complete, but they have time,” he said.
When pressed if Barcelona can count on their new players from the first day of the season, Tebas replied: “Ask FC Barcelona. I can say that they know the rules well and they know what they have to do. They still have to do it, but there is still time.”
Further explaining the situation, Tebas insisted that selling assets like the TV rights had helped Barça to be on the right path and added that player sales could further benefit them with the registration of new signings.
“They have sold 10% of their TV rights for €207 million. Then they increased that share to 25% which I think gives them some €350 million more… That would be €500 million and I think they have another, third lever that of around €200 million.”
“With that and if they manage to get some players to leave, this explains the possibility of these signings. They have been able to sell assets, which was something they needed to do, and to reduce salaries – that’s what allows them to sign.”