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Barcelona no January signings on account of monetary honest play

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta stated on Tuesday that the membership might not have the ability to signal gamers within the January switch window on account of LaLiga’s monetary honest play guidelines.

Barca’s accounts are “wholesome” once more, Laporta stated, with an anticipated revenue this season of €1.23 billion ($1.27 billion) and a budgeted revenue of €274 million.

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“We needed to make some levers, which have been financial operations that saved the membership from spoil, and now the membership is in financial restoration,” Laporta instructed Spanish information company EFE. “However regardless of that, based on the foundations of economic honest play of the Spanish league, we cannot signal.

“Us and another LaLiga golf equipment are additionally making an attempt to persuade LaLiga to be extra versatile, and permit us different varieties of interpretations that may make Barcelona even stronger.”

Barcelona recorded a revenue of €98 million for the 2021-22 monetary 12 months, they stated in September.

To offset losses and adjust to LaLiga’s monetary honest play guidelines, the membership offered 25% of their home tv rights and a 49% stake in Barca Studios for greater than €700 million.

That allowed Barcelona to spend greater than €150 million within the shut season on Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde.

Laporta added that Barcelona wanted to generate extra revenue and cut back prices.

He insisted, nevertheless, that the monetary honest play “needs to be harmonised” in all European leagues “as a result of there are inequalities on this regard.”

“It’s extra versatile within the Premier League than in Spain and it would not make a lot sense to me,” Laporta stated.

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