Barcelona reveal how much they owe other clubs in transfer fees
Barca has made plenty of big-money signings in recent years yet, as the documents reveal, many
of those payments are still outstanding. In total, Barcelona owe 126 million euros to clubs around Europe
for 19 players, As per the financial statements, Barcelona have run up a staggering debt, which currently stands
at €1.2 billion. Additionally, up to €730 million of that debt is believed to be short-term, with more than a third
of it (€266 million) owed to banks, and will need to be paid urgently.
The €1.2 billion debt includes €126 million in the form of money owed to other clubs as a part of player purchase
deals (parts of the transfer fee which were to be paid at a later time).
Barcelona reveal how much they owe other clubs in transfer fees, they are reportedly set to complete the
payments for several players such as Philippe Coutinho (€29 million
still owed to Liverpool), Frenkie de Jong (€16 million still owed to Ajax), Arthur (€21 million still owed to Gremio)
and Arturo Vidal (€11 million still owed to Bayern Munich).
Most of these payments are understood to be due by the end of June, although Barcelona may be forced to
request a delayed due date.
In terms of expenses, Barcelona’s greatest form of outlay happens to be player wages – accrued to be 74%
of the club’s income. Notably, LaLiga expects all clubs in the competition to keep their wage bill under 70%
however, Barcelona are also owed some money themselves from other clubs, with a total of 46m euros due in the
Catalans’ coffers. Barcelona are waiting on 9.4m euros to arrive from Zenit for the signing of Malcom, 5.97m
euros from Getafe for Cucurella and 5.7m euros from Juventus for the summer purchase of Arthur Melo.