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The Barça market, the most profitable in Europe: Five reinforcements for only €3.4M

Published:2/09/2023 - 20:24h

Updated:3/09/2023 - 01:31h

FC Barcelona closed a very profitable summer market. Despite the financial problems, the board managed to close five reinforcements for only €3.4M. Only Ahtletic Bilbao spent less on reinforcements in LaLiga

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By second consecutive year, the FC Barcelona attained to close a market of satisfactory summer, although this season the cost was notably inferior. The five reinforcements fichados by the team grieve represented a cost of 3.4 million euros regarding cessions and traspasos, being Oriol Romeu (Girona) the only footballer by which the Barça had to credit an immediate money.

And it is that so much Iñigo Martínez like Ílkay Gündogan arrived to 'cost zero' after finalising agreement with Athletic of Bilbao and Manchester City, respectively. With Joao Cancel and Joao Félix, the directive attained to negotiate his cessions without crediting montos fixed and doing charge of his wages, previous agreed discount with the international Portuguese. Five reinforcements of luxury by a minimum cost. An intelligent market, prioritising the profitability to adjust to the requirements of the 'Fair Play' of LaLiga.

The Madrid led the market of LaLiga with 130 'kilos'

In LaLiga, the one who more spent, as of habit, went the Real Madrid. The whites spent 130 'kilos' in the signings of Jude Bellingham, Joselu, Fran García, Burn Güler and Kepa, this last fichado by the injury of Thibaut Courtois. Besides, Florentino Pérez recovered to Brahim Díaz, yielded a pair of seasons to the AC Milan. The podium in investment complete it Almería (38 millions) and Athletic (33,7) second and third, respectively.

Instead, the Barça appears in the podium of the teams that less invested in Spain. Only the Athletic of Bilbao (0 euros) spent less than the culés. The Cádiz (€3.5m) complete the listing of a market estival very limited in Spain. In England, the 20 teams of the Premier surpassed the 2.000 million euros in investment this summer. Chelsea spent 464 'kilos' in 12 signings.

Xavi took out breast by the market of the Barça

"We are in a difficult economic situation, but has done an extraordinary market. We have reinforced us very well and in spite of the economic problems want to be competitive. I am happy and ilusionado with doing a big season",said Xavi Hernández in the previous press conference to the party in front of the Osasuna. Clearly, the directive covered the expectations of the technical body culé in spite of the crisis.

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