How Can Cash-Strapped Barcelona Afford Its Summer Spending Spree?

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Sports Illustrated

By Jonathan Wilson Between new signings, re-signings and transfer targets, Barcelona is acting as if money is no object—even though that’s very clearly not the case. View the original article to see embedded media. Despite all of the big buys and decisions over the last month, it’s largely been a summer so far of transfers that haven’t quite happened yet, of players being strongly linked with clubs, of terms being agreed on and then … a delay. There’s always some of that, of course, but this summer the major problem is Barcelona and the incredibly complicated state of the club’s finances. Club…

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