The financially troubled FC Barcelona can currently no longer sign any new players due to the league’s salary cap after the signing of coach Xavi. Only if players from the traditional club were to move to other clubs would there be financial scope for newcomers again, said football director Mateu Alemany.
“It’s just that we can still register Xavi and his coaching staff, but then there’s nothing left,” said managing director Alemany at the presentation of right-back Dani Alves in Barcelona. The previously without a club had returned to his previous club at the age of 38, albeit for a very low salary. The Brazilian is said to have agreed to a weekly salary of just one euro.
Since the end of the summer transfer window on August 31st, the Catalans, who were also in a crisis, had to cope with salary increases for Ansu Fati and Pedri as well as the compensation for the Dutch coach Ronald Koeman and his team, who was prematurely sacked in October, wrote the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo ”.