Barcelona’s finances are still the worst. Despite signing Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer, the club still hasn’t been able to add him to its roster, and in the worst case scenario, he could become a free agent again.
On June 26, Barcelona announced on their official website that “Barcelona and Guindoan have reached all agreements after completing his contract with Man City. The player’s contract runs until June 2025, with a one-year option clause. The termination clause is €400 million (approximately KRW 5,696 million).”
Guendouzi is a world-class midfielder who played a key role in Borussia Dortmund’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) runner-up finish in the 2012-13 season. In the 2020-21 season, he also showed his scoring instincts. He filled in for Der Bruyne that season due to an injury and was a double-digit scorer. This season, he’s done it all again, scoring eight goals and adding four assists in the league.
Last season, he did it all. As City’s captain, Guendouane won the English Premier League (EPL), the English Football Association Cup (FA Cup), and the UCL. It was the icing on the cake before leaving for Barcelona.
Then it was off to Barcelona. Guendouane’s move to Barcelona was reportedly a move that Xavi wanted to make. Sergio Busquets left for Inter Miami to fill the void in the center of the park.
However, a problem arose. The deadline for Barcelona to register Guindoan is August 12. According to Spanish journalist Tony Humamarti, “Barcelona must register Guindoan by Aug. 12. Otherwise, he will become a free agent,” according to Spanish journalist Tony Humarti, who noted that Gundogan still hasn’t been added to Barcelona’s first-team roster. If the issue is not resolved by the opening day, he will become a free agent.
On June 6 (KST), Spanish outlet FCBN reported, “A week before the La Liga opener against Getafe, Barcelona has failed to register most of its squad. They hope to activate a new lever of 60 million euros (about 86.3 billion won).”
Barcelona’s finances are very serious. Despite winning the La Liga title last season, 먹튀검증 Barcelona didn’t spend a lot of money. In fact, they were in a financial position that made it difficult to spend. The pandemic has had a huge impact on Barcelona’s finances. As their overall revenues dropped, their finances exploded, and they were forced to part ways with the likes of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
But the financial problems didn’t get any better. Barcelona ended up activating the lever four times last summer. Leveraging is the practice of selling future broadcasting rights in order to get paid in advance. “The second lever has been triggered,” said Spanish outlet Sport. Barcelona will receive 400 million euros ($536 billion) and pay Capital 15 percent of the rights for 25 years.”
The fourth lever was also activated, creating an urgent