With Lamine Yamal extending his contract and the Catalan club doing well on the pitch, everything was going according to plan for the Spanish giants. Only when things were coming together, Barcelona’s old enemy arrive at the scene again. Financial Fair Play [FFP] has become the bitter enemy of FC Barcelona.
According to Sport, Barça will need to sell big players to stay in check of FFP. If they fail to do so, registering Vitor Roque will be troublesome. It will become the summer of 2023 all over again for the Blaugrana. Barcelona had issues with registering new players and renewals this summer.
To register new players, the Catalan club sold off 49% of Barça Studios and a big name, Ousmane Dembélé. The problems are a result of the ex-president and his team’s financial decisions. This led Barça to owing a more than €1 billion in debt, half of which the new management has taken care of.
The solution to stay on track for FC Barcelona in 2024
As mentioned earlier, Barcelona will have to sell some big names to avoid registration problems. The club already tried to sell De Jong in 2022 to clear some air in their financial books but failed and they probably won’t try that again.
Decisions were made regarding Ansu Fati’s future. Due to financial troubles and his injury problems, the club can’t retain the fan-favorite kid. The club sent the winger on loan to Brighton in a failed sale attempt this summer. Next season, the club plans to sell the 20-year-old.
The same goes for Eric Garcia, who is doing way better at Catalan neighbours Girona than he did at Barcelona or City. Also, Raphinha and Pedri’s injuries are jeopardizing their future at the club. Ferran Torres has been in great form, but doubts still remain whether this will guarantee his stay at the club.