La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that Barcelona will not be able to make any summer signings after failing to adjust their finances.
According to Tebas, Barcelona have failed to meet La Liga financial regulations. Speaking at a conference in London, Tebas asserted that Barcelona will not be allowed to make any signings this summer.
In the summer, they were forced to ask first-team players to take pay cuts, while they also activated a number of levelers, which included selling domestic TV rights and their in-house media suite.
In the end, these levers allowed them to register new signings like Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde as part of a €153 million spree.
The La Liga chief affirmed that as of today, Barcelona doesn’t have any room in its budget to spend in the upcoming transfer window.
Tebas also remarked that it would be unfair to let Barca have economic exceptions:
If with Barcelona, which is a very important club for the League, we look the other way on the economic issue, we would do ourselves a disservice for the competition itself.”
Barcelona has been linked with numerous signings this summer. This includes a possible reunion with club legend Lionel Messi, but that may be put on hold.
Barcelona plays Real Madrid tonight in the Copa del Ray semi-final first leg.