Barcelona have had their spending cap increased by La Liga to €656.5m. The La Liga club pulled a number of ‘economic levers’ during the transfer window in order to register new signings.
Last year, the Blaugrana were given a cap of -€144m. As reported by The Athletic, in order to register players, the Catalan outfit sold 24.5 percent of Barca Studios to Orpheus Media, 24.5 percent to Socios.com and 25 percent of their domestic television rights for the next 25 years to Sixth Street in a deal worth over €500m.
The deals total around €800m and are reflected in the near €800m rise in spending cap they have been given by La Liga.
In the summer transfer window, Barcelona signed Pablo Torre, Franck Kessié, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Ousmane Dembélé, Sergi Roberto, Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Marcos Alonso and Héctor Bellerín.
Xavi’s side take on Cádiz in La Liga on Saturday, as they look to continue their unbeaten run.