La Liga: Barcelona’s salary cap increases to €656.5 million
There is good news for Barcelona as La Liga established new spending limitations for clubs in Spain’s top division on Friday. After a hectic summer at Camp Nou, the Catalans’ cap has grown from -€144 million to €656.5 million.
After club members decided to allow the club to sell off assets, Barcelona is famous for pulling a number of financial levers to increase income. A 49% interest in Barca studios as well as 25% of the club’s future broadcast rights were sold by Joan Laporta and Co.
Along with free agents Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, Marcos Alonso, and Hector Bellerin, Barca was able to sign Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, and Raphinha thanks to financial maneuvers and the departure of a number of players.
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According to La Liga, Barca now has the second-largest spending limit in the league, trailing only Real Madrid, who has a maximum of €683.5 million. The top three teams are Sevilla ($200 million), Atletico Madrid ($341 million), Villarreal ($151 million).