Joan Laporta announced that FC Barcelona does not have a salary margin for the moment in order to recruit next January.
In the grip of great financial difficulties for more than a year, the Catalan leaders have failed to extend Lionel Messi before the start of the current sporting exercise. Having also let Antoine Griezmann go in the direction of Atlético Madrid, the Catalans do not yet have a salary margin to recruit during the next transfer market.
Activating behind the scenes and this under the threat of a sanction from La Liga, the officials of the Barça assured Xavi that they will be able to settle the payroll concern before 01er January. Asked about the club’s intentions this winter, Joan laporta left in doubt.
” We will try to strengthen the team if the coach asks for it, and he asked us to do so, but we don’t have the pay margin at the moment and if we don’t have it, we cannot sign, he told the local press. We have to let the director of football work. “
For the moment, the Catalan leaders still cannot register a new contract with the Spanish authority. They will have to downsize the workforce in the coming weeks before hoping to satisfy the new coach.