Breaking: Barcelona are in trouble as they broke Financial Fair Play

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Barcelona is apparently facing three punishments totaling approximately £705,000 in Financial Fair Play, adding to their woes.

With the addition of Andreas Christensen and Dani Alves, as well as the extension of Ronald Araujo’s contract, the Catalan giants have run afoul of the salary caps.

According to ARA, the club has appealed all three of the punishments imposed on them between 2021 and 2022 before the RFEF UEFA license second instance committee.

Another costly blow to the club, the three punishments total over €800,000 (£705k).

After acknowledging that his team couldn’t make any acquisitions in January, Barcelona president Joan Laporta reportedly tried to persuade LaLiga to be more lenient with their FFP regulations in November, according to Sportsmail.

During the summer, the Catalan powerhouses spent over £130 million to bolster Xavi’s squad, which included bringing in Robert Lewandowski.

However, Laporta’s declaration that they can’t bring anyone through the door in January due to the current financial constraints seems to have put a dent in their effort to win their first championship since 2019 on the back burner. He told reporters at the time:

‘We had to use some levers, which were economic operations that saved the club from ruin, and now the club is in economic recovery.

‘It is now healthy with an expected income of €1.225b (£1bn) and a profit also budgeted for €274m (£240m).

‘But, despite that, according to the rules of the financial fair play of the Spanish league, we cannot sign.’

For more than €700 million (£609 million), the club sold a 49% ownership in Barca Studios in order to cover losses and adhere to LaLiga’s financial fair play regulations.

As a result, they were able to add players like Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, and Raphinha throughout the summer. LaLiga president Javier Tebas outlined the problems to Mundo Deportivo by saying:

‘The levers have worked for them this season but not for the next one.’

To help with their financial recovery, Barcelona is attempting to compel a few club legends to depart as soon as possible.

Gerard Pique has recently retired while the likes of Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets could leave the club at the end of the season.

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