Real Madrid president Florentino Perez praised Barca’s comeback, saying it was good for football despite the club’s financial woes, saying, “Barcelona is one of the most important clubs in the world.”
Catalans struggle to finalise summer signings in time for the upcoming season.
- Barça has made some summer signings but has had trouble getting them officially registered.
- There is debate about the club’s finances and new signings.
- With Xavi leading the way, Barcelona has designs on reclaiming its place among Europe’s elite football powers.
- Florentino Perez, of rival club Real Madrid, has called Barcelona a “institutional team” in the sport.
This summer’s football debate has revolved around Barcelona, with the Catalan club’s financial woes taking centre stage.
We all have good and bad seasons, but Barca is among the most important institutions in the world alongside Madrid, Perez told Movistar.
It is excellent for everyone, for world football, if Barcelona goes back to being themselves.
Several players, including Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Raphinha from Leeds, were brought in this summer as part of the Catalan club’s strategy to return to European football’s elite tier.
But there has been much controversy, and the club’s financial situation is not thought to be particularly stable. The team has been unable to register any of their new players, and they are rumoured to be on the verge of using the “fourth economic lever.”
Despite being more than a billion pounds in the red, Barcelona have made more transfers than any other European club this summer. La Liga has prevented the club from registering its new players because it has not set aside enough money to cover its expenses.