At the latest news, Barca fail to activate their new €100m economic lever for signing up rookies.
The situation is complicated in Barcelona. According to COPE Padlock, the Catalan club would face a last-minute problem to activate its new economic lever which provides for the sale of 24.5% of the operating rights of Barça Studios, against 100 million euros. The deal, finally delayed, was to be formalized this Thursday according to the Spanish press.
A major problem for Barça, which absolutely needs these 100 million euros to register its new recruits, two days before the resumption of La Liga. As things stand, Xavi cannot count on Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessié, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen or even Ousmane Dembélé and Sergi Roberto, considered new players after the extension of their contracts.
If the information ofESPN are confirmed, Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen – who arrived free from AC Milan and Chelsea – could take advantage of the situation to activate a clause in their contract allowing them to leave Barça without transfer compensation. To be continued…