The economic situation of Barcelona is not good. This is as obvious as it is known. Since he arrived at the club in March 2021, Joan Laporta’s board has juggled numbers to strengthen the squad without further sinking the entity’s finances. But the truth is that the figures continue to be alarming, as the reinforcements made have continued to burden the coffers.
Among the data that will be presented to the members in the next Assembly, there are 207 million euros that must be paid for some signatures. Furthermore, Barça almost quadrupled their spending on agents after the signings of the 2022/23 season, having forked out a whopping €11.6 million.
Most of the debt that Barça has with other clubs is from the summer of 2022, but there are also from previous transfer windows.
According to 2Playbook, the highest pending debt is due to the purchase of Raphinha, for which Leeds United must be paid 24.2 million this year and another 38.4 million euros will be pending for the next few years.
In addition, Barcelona must pay 11.8 million euros to Sevilla for Jules Kounde and 10.2 million euros to Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski.
In the operation to buy the Pole, Barcelona has to pay a large number of teams: Lech Poznan, Legia Warsaw, Delta Warsaw, Znicz Pruzskow and Borussia Dortmund. The total amount reaches 31.3 million euros.
Among the sums that will be decided in the short term is the signing of Ferran Torres with Manchester City, who receives around 13 million euros every year.
But the debt with other entities goes beyond these signings, as Barça still has to pay 16 million euros to Ajax for Frenkie de Jong. The operation was closed at 75 million euros and all figures should be resolved this year.
Barcelona must also pay 4 million to Valencia for Neto, 3.9 to Real Betis for Emerson and Junior Firpo and half a million for Pjanic, which must be finalized with different clubs.
Total expenditure on transfers in 2022-23 was 163.9 million euros and generated a capital gain of 14.6.
However, the Catalan club must also collect sums from other clubs: Chelsea owes 5.9 million for Aubameyang; Atletico Madrid 8.8 million for Griezmann and 2 million for Memphis Depay; Leeds owe 4.8 million for Junior Firpo and Wolverhampton and Sporting Lisbon must settle 6 million for Trincao.
These figures are not even counted in the numbers that Laporta has presented, almost 100 million euros from the sales of last summer, where the biggest is that of Ousmane Dembele to PSG more than 50 million euros.