FC Barcelona are busy signing players this summer, despite the fact that they already exceed La Liga Santander’s allowed salary. During Emerson Royal’s presentation at Camp Nou earlier this week, club president Juan Laporta said La Liga should be more flexible to allow him to re-sign Lionel Messi before the summer transfer window closes. Go
La Liga’s financial fair play regulations determine how much a club can spend per season based on the revenue they can bring. Their income increases further.
As it stands, they need to deduct about 200 million euros from their wage bill to register four new signatures, namely Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, Memphis Depp and Emerson. Note that once those players are registered, the club still needs to make more room in the pay cap to accommodate Lionel Messi, even if Argentina allegedly agreed to a 50% pay cut.
Lipporta has assured the public that there will be no problem when it comes to the players they have already signed. “All the players we are signing under the Financial Fair Play parameters can be registered,” Lipporta said during Emerson’s presentation. Brand
He then coincidentally mentioned that La Liga should follow the example of other leagues, claiming that others have made adjustments to the financial rules to help the teams. “If possible, we want more flexibility from La Liga, as other leagues across the continent have done for teams. Then, we can sign some more players,” he said.
He then went on to emphasize how big a star Messi is, and how his presence could benefit the league. “We all want Messi to be in La Liga because he is a global superstar and attracts fans and his presence helps La Liga. [who said La Liga should be more flexible], ”He added.
However, La Liga president Javier Tebas said earlier this summer that the league would play by the rules. He also explained that he does not feel that any player is bigger than La Liga. He mentioned the likes of superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. and said that La Liga remains strong in other leagues after their respective exits.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi enjoys a summer break in Ibiza with former Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas and their families.
Liporta are confident Messi wants to stay at Camp Nou, but the club need to settle their finances soon. It remains to be seen whether La Liga will make any concessions, and if other clubs will accept the results.