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Barcelona Still Owe £98 Million In Transfer Fees For Four Players

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Barcelona Still Owe £98 Million In Transfer Fees For Four Players

Barcelona still owe £98 million in transfer fees, such is their dire financial situation.

The club are in serious debt and had to ask several of their stars to take pay cuts so they could register new signings.

And though all-time top scorer Lionel Messi agreed to a 50% wage decrease, Barca still could not afford his new deal and have it meet La Liga rules and so he left on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

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They did manage to offload the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Emerson Royal, Junior Firpo and Miralem Pjanic to trim the wage bill.

But as per MARCA, the Blaugrana still need to pay just short of £100 million for four different players.

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Pjanic, who has been loaned out at to Besiktas after falling out of favour under Ronald Koeman, is one of the players Barca owe a significant sum for.

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His move from Juventus was part of the deal that saw Arthur Melo head in the opposite direction but Barca still have to pay the Bianconeri a further £33.2 million.

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When the Bosnian made the switch to the Nou Camp in 2020, a £340 million release clause was inserted into his deal.

Philippe Coutinho was Barcelona's record signing in 2017 and because of various installments in the £142 million deal, the club still need to pay £11 million to Liverpool.

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The Brazilian, somehow still at the club, has been a huge disappointment at Barca and infamously scored a brace against his parent club when on loan at Bayern Munich in the 7-2 Champions League humbling.

Ajax, meanwhile, are owed £40.8 million for two players - £27.2 million for Frenkie de Jong and £13.6 million for Sergino Dest.

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In August, Barca president Joan Laporta revealed the club's debt had reached €1.35 billion - whilst also claiming the Catalan outfit were paying €8 million to a scout based in South America.

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Topics: Barcelona, La Liga, Philippe Coutinho

Josh Lawless
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