Barcelona, a titan of La Liga, has been grappling with financial difficulties since the 2020 pandemic. The club has found it challenging to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules of the Spanish league. Recently, La Liga president Javier Tebas shed some light on Barcelona's financial situation.
The financial struggles of Barcelona became glaringly apparent in the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The extent of the club's financial crisis was underscored by the contentious departure of their captain, Lionel Messi, in the summer of 2021.
To stay financially viable, Barcelona had to resort to selling its assets and leveraging a few other economic strategies. In a recent interview with Spanish television brand Movistar+, Javier Tebas provided an update on the club's financial status.
When asked about when Barcelona might overcome its financial struggles, Tebas said:
"It has improved a lot. They have made an effort in their salary bill. I think they still have to make an effort for next season, but they have managed to incorporate good players," as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
He further added: "If they sell a player, they will be able to bring new ones. It is not yet in the 1/1 rule."
Barcelona fans are hopeful that the club's financial issues will be resolved sooner rather than later. This is especially pertinent given reports suggesting that the club may find it more challenging to secure key players on loan next summer as it did in this transfer window.