After a long, contentious, hopeful, and downright bewildering summer transfer window, it seems Barcelona might actually be able to pull it all off.
Reports from Spain claim Barcelona is planning to activate its ‘fourth lever,’ or palanca, of financial influence to raise club revenues so they can register their new signings in La Liga.
After selling 24.5% of Barca Studios to blockchain giant Socios.com earlier this month, Barca appeared ready to register stars Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Francke Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Jules Kounde, and (reportedly) Marcos Alonso. However, La Liga balked, saying FCB had to raise more revenue to meet their financial fair play requirements. Now La Blaugrana is selling another 24.5% of Barca Studios, this time to Spanish investment fund GDA Luma.
Samuel Marsden was also one of the first to report that La Liga would not allow Barca to register new signings without more revenue.
In other Barca transfer window news, transfer medium Fabrizio Romano says FCB is sending wunderkind Nico to La Liga side Valencia until 2023 without a buy option. Having just sent Portuguese striker Guedes to Wolves, Valencia needs young firepower. Romano also says Barca striker Memphis Depay might be moving to Juventus, depending on whether or not Aubameyang (and Frenkie de Jong) wind up in London with Chelsea.
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