FC Barcelona has just received good news which will help them in the race for the Borussia Dortmund striker.
Where will Haaland play next season? This is a question that is very difficult to answer. If we know for example that Kylian Mbappé should, unless surprised, join Real Madrid, it is impossible to say which jersey will defend the Norwegian in a few months. The Merengues, but also FC Barcelona, PSG and many other European leaders are interested.
But, the more time goes by, the more the possibility of seeing the cyborg sign in Catalonia increases. For months already, Joan Laporta, who is also very close to Mino Raiola, has been leaving clues that make it clear that the Barcelonans will give it a shot. And that’s good, Spain would be the striker’s destination of choice… If we know that the people of Madrid have the financial capacity to afford it, we could have had some doubts about it concerning the Barcelonans, in a difficult situation. on the pecuniary level and marked in the panties by the financial fair play of La Liga.
La Liga will allow Barça to breathe a little
The Spanish edition of goal however, reveals new information that will delight Barcelona fans. Thus, we learn that FC Barcelona can in particular sell part – the media speaks of 49% of the shares – of its content production company Barça Studios, which would bring it around 100 million euros. But above all, La Liga has confirmed to the club that this money can be reinvested in the transfer window. Which is not the case today, since Barça is subject to the 1/4 rule, which only allows it to reinvest a quarter of the sums collected solely by the sale of its players, and not by the sale other club assets or the signing of sponsors.
Different calculations made by the club and La Liga estimate that thanks to different asset sales as well as the signing of new contracts, notably for the main shirt sponsor, the authorized wage bill will amount to around 400 million euros. Today, La Liga only allows Barça to spend 98 million euros on the salaries of its players, an amount that the Catalans greatly exceed and it is for this reason that they are subject to the rule of 1/4. In summer, this will no longer be the case, and the way will be clear to enlist Erling Haaland. All that remains is to convince the Scandinavian star, especially since Xavi’s team does not qualify for the next Champions League…