As things stand, the Catalans will not be able to register any of their new signings ahead of the new season.
And worse still, even if Lionel Messi agrees to stay, they cannot register him either. That is how grave the situation is at Camp Nou.
La Liga have not yet publicly announced the club’s spending cap for the 2021-22 season, but it is expected to be reduced from €382 million (£342m/$432m) last summer to around €160m (£137.5m/$189m). Two seasons ago, it was €671m (£594m/$784m), the division’s highest.
The Spanish top-flight operates under its own version of Financial Fair Play, with each club being given a limit that can be spent on transfers and wages for the season ahead. Barcelona are in wild excess of it, and in deep debt, over €1 billion in total.
La Liga are unsympathetic towards the club’s plight. They will not make any exceptions, even for Messi.
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