Barcelona are ‘on the right track’ to register new signings including Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha insists LaLiga chief Javier Tebas, as the Catalan giants splash the cash despite financial and registration concernsBarcelona have splashed the cash this summer despite their financial concernsRobert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie joinedLaLiga chief Javier Tebas has been assured they will sort registration concerns
The Catalan giants also snapped up both Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie on free transfers, but question remain on how the club manages to fit all of their new signings into the squad with the LaLiga’s stringent rules on player registration.
Barcelona have signed big names including Robert Lewandowski despite financially concerns
Barca have also snapped up Raphinha (pictured), Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas, however, says he has been assured Barca will sort both their financial and registration concerns out to have their new players available.
It remains to be seen whether that can be done before their opening Liga game against Rayo Vallecano on August 13.
Tebas told Sport: ‘They know what they have to do. I think that they still have a bit of work to do but they are on the right track.
‘Ask FC Barcelona. I can say that they know the rules well and they are well aware of what they have to do. They still need to do it, but there is still some time.’
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas has been assured Barca will sort financial and registration concerns
Tebas also revealed creative sales of their broadcast rights has played a part in Barce being able to register so many expensive new signings while meeting the LaLiga’s strict salary caps.
‘They have sold 10 per cent of their TV rights for €207m. Then they increased that share to 25% which I think gives them some €350m more,’ he said.
‘That would be €500m and I think they have another, third lever that of around €200m. 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.’
In order, to achieve all of these new signings and be able to register them, they may need to force Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay to leave the club to bring down the wage bill.
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