Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona


Laporta makes clear Barça's options to sign in winter

Published:16/11/2022 - 03:13h

Updated:16/11/2022 - 11:10h

Joan Laporta spoke with the EFE Agency in Bogotá during an event of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The president of FC Barcelona explained that, for the moment, the club cannot sign in winter due to financial 'fair play'

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The directive of the FC Barcelona knows that the team needs at least a pair of reinforcements in the wintry market, but the economic reality of the club and the rules imposed by LaLiga prevent, for the moment, fichar players in the next window of go through the 'fair play' financial. However, Joan Laporta does not lose the hopes of attained to convince to Javier Thebes of flexibilizar the valid measures to be able to add players in January.

During a an event of the Agency of the UN for the Refugees (ACNUR) in Bogota, the mandator culé explained which is the situation of the Barça of face to the wintry market, where the ideal would be to transact a pair of arrivals and exits to reinforce the staff of face to the second stretch of the season. "We and some clubs of LaLiga also are trying convince to LaLiga that was more flexible and allow us another type of interpretations that can do that the Barcelona reinforce even more", explained Laporta.

In accordance with the president blaugrana, the 'crowbars' activated in summer saved to the club of the ruin. "Now we have a planned income of 1.225 million euros, a profit also presupuestado of 274 millions, but in spite of this according to the norms of the 'fair play' of LaLiga Spanish, can not fichar", reiterated the mandator. Thus, it considers that FIFA has to "harmonise" the financial rule in all the European leagues, as they exist notorious inequalities between clubs.

"It is more flexible in the Premier that in Spain and this does not have a lot of sense for me", added Laporta. However, it recognised that the financial situation of the Barça keeps on being complex thanks to the "legacy" of the previous managerial. "Somehow, we have to generate more income and also reduce costs to be able to have margin salarial", sustained the president during his stay in the Colombian capital.

Laporta Reiterates his total confidence in Xavi

On the other hand, Joan Laporta took advantage of to analyse the performance of the group directed by Xavi Hernández in the first stretch of the season. Although the mandator considers that the elimination in the League of Champions "was a hard hit", also cleared that the priority for the 2022/23 is to win LaLiga, although clearly the plans aimed to arrive more far in Champions by economic questions.

In this sense, the president manifested, again, his total backrest to the technician egarense. "Xavi Is doing it phenomenal, is a trainer that understands perfectly the club and knows perfectly to what plays the Barça and how has to play the team. Aside, it is an extraordinary person, are very happy to have it like trainer and sure that the group will go improving to measure that go progressing the championship", puntualizó Laporta.

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