The financial issues at Barcelona have been well documented in recent times and the club’s latest set of accounts show the outstanding sums owed to other clubs for player transfers.
A total of 19 players have payments still required for their moves to the Camp Nou, including several who are no longer at the club – with the details outlined in Marca.
Barcelona news today has been dominated by the figures of outstanding transfer payments, which are not insignificant.
The club’s short-term debts for these transfers stands at €126m while the longer-term payments – which are less time sensitive – are even bigger, standing at €196m.
Players such as Arthur Melo, Jose Arnaiz and Malcom included on this list are no longer at the club.
This follows on directly from a report in La Vanguardia last week which outlined how the Catalan giants must repay €420m in debt this year or face insolvency.
Whilst the club’s first-team squad has been slimmed down this year, with a reported €80m off the wage bill, there is still a worrying financial outlook for the club.
Interim club president Carlos Tusquets gave a wide-ranging interview to Catalan radio station RAC1, with quotes carried in full by Marca, claiming that the club were unable to pay players for their pre-agreed January salary.
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