Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona


Positive market start! Barça saves 80 million in its first signings

Published:4/07/2022 - 19:41h

Updated:4/07/2022 - 22:56h

FC Barcelona has finalized the signings of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessié without having to pay a euro. Both are the first pieces for the 'revolution' in the locker room

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The FC Barcelona has begun the week with two key movements. The club confirmed the traspasos of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessié like free agents. They arrive to the Spotify Camp Nou with a very low wage and without earning a premium for arriving with letter of freedom, in two operations 'rendondas' of Mateu Alemany in which the Barcelona group is the big winner.

And it is that the Barça has achieved two reinforcements that can be keys by his experience in the elite and importance that had in his teams. They are footballers very very valued that, without place to doubts, will help to revalorizar the staff. Besides, they have showed an absolute commitment and predisposition for, in the middle of an economic crisis, reinforce the changing room culé going down his financial pretences.

The fact that they arrive like free agents is a key point for the Barcelona, put is not a secret for anybody that, to day of today, the Barça is not in conditions to make big investments. Of agreement to 'Transfermarkt', Franck Kessié is valued in 45 million euros and Andreas Christensen in 35 'kilos', by what between the two the Catalan entity has saved 80M.

Regarding his wages, has trascended that both will earn six millions between fixed and variables. Right now, the club would have to free thrice what represent for the mass salarial, waiting for that concretise the sale of 15% remaining of the television rights by the next 25 years. It is a task that the club expects to complete in this week and that will represent income of 400M, apróximadamente.

It is missing to resolve the subject of the 'fair play' financial

The intention of the Barça is to invest 200 'kilos' in the market of signings and, when it activate this 'crowbar', the azulgrnaa will leave to have problems with the 'fair play' financial. Joan Laporta recognised the Saturday that "the Monday will begin to work in 15% (TV)", adding that "if we achieve it will have 1-1 in fair play", and that "would allow us go to the market". The president, however, has left clear that will not commit madnesses this summer: "we will be very careful when fichemos. We will not commit errors of the past".

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