FC Barcelona Could Have Unexpected Cash Injection, Make New Signings

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FC Barcelona could receive an unexpected cash injection in January according to SPORT, which also reports that the club isn’t ruling out making new signings other than Vitor Roque in January.

The Catalans are currently still awaiting a $43.5 million (€40 million) payment from the Libero group related to the resale of ownership stakes in Barca Studios.

Before the weekend, SPORT reported that Barca don’t expect to make any player sales next month meaning there would be no extra money coming in.

A surprise $2.16 million (€2 million) might be on its way to boost the coffers , however, with Real Betis prepared to sell Juan Miranda.

SPORT explains how the Andalusians tried to offload Miranda in the summer but weren’t able to pull off the sale before the close of the transfer window, which opens again at the turn of 2024.

Several proposals are already lined up this time round, however, and Barca would be set to receive half of the money from an expected $4.35 million (€4 million) sale.

While these funds would be used to adjust the salary cap above all, the same publication reported that Barca are considering other winter arrivals beyond Vitor Roque.

Barca agreed to pay the Brazilian teenager’s current employers Athletico Paranaense $32.63 million (€30 million) up front and a further $33.7 million (€31 million) in variables depending on how he fares as the long-term successor to Robert Lewandowski.

And though things are tight at the debt-ridden club financially speaking, Barca are reportedly not ruling out making other signings for the business end of the 2023/2024 season.

What former teammates Deco and Xavi both agree on is that Barca need a midfielder considering the season-ending injury Gavi suffered on international duty for Spain.

The 19-year-old suffered an ACL tear against Georgia a fortnight ago, and will be absent for six to eight months while ruled out of the European Championships in Germany for La Roja next summer.

While head coach Xavi would like a more attacking midfielder, however, sporting director Deco doesn’t see a player with such a profile finding space in the team given competition from Pedri, Ilkay Gundogan, and Fermin Lopez.

Deco believes that someone more physical is needed, amid struggles for from suffered by Oriol Romeu at pivot.

Whoever has the last say, being able to bring in a fresh face is a pleasant surprise for all concerned.

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