Barca must sell €124m in players this season

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    Beans Full Member

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    How serious is this, does anyone know? ESPN Is not a bastion of quality reporting. Is Barca facing a difficult financial future?

    "Barcelona must bring in €124 million in player sales before the end of the season or the club risks damaging its financial stability, sources have told ESPN FC.

    They have been forced to make the sale of players each year a priority for their financial model to work. The amount they must bring in this season has been fixed at €124m to ensure they don't end the year in the red. If that were to happen, club members could push for the board's removal."

    And if you're Bayern, or some club looking at Coutinho, do you hold off buying him because the loss of funds would hurt Barca so much?

    https://www.espn.co.uk/football/soc...24m-in-sales-hope-to-offload-coutinho-rakitic
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    Maybe we can help them out in Jan?
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    Messi to City for €200m so he can play the ball playing CB role and allow Fernandinho back into midfield will solve 2 problems with one transfer.
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    littleman Full Member

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    Only Real would care about how much it would hurt Barca. We should be more than happy to pay wherever possible
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    mwake New Member

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    Can't they just get another bank loan?
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Messi due his yearly wage rise I guess.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    It's surely played a big role over the years indeed
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    FootyGirl88

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    Dembele at a cut price could be good, but his injuries are a concern.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    It definitely has, he’s earned an absolutely astronomical amount from them and taken up a huge portion of their wage budget.

    That being said though, he’s been incredible value for money for them. Already a huge club in world football with a history of incredible players, I still don’t think they would be half the size they are now without his profile on and off the pitch over the last 15 years.
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    antihenry CAF GRU Rep

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    According to the article they hope to raise that amount by offloading Coutingo and Rakitic.

    Coutinho failed miserably at Barca. Him and Dembele were panic buys by Barcelona to appease the fans who were unhappy about Neymar leaving and they both didn't live up to expectations. How much can they possibly get for the Brazilian? Even if he has a great season for Bayern, they'll be lucky to get half of what they paid to Pool.

    Rakitic is 31 and will be 32 by the time the season ends. Who would want to spend big money on him?
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    He's contributed incredibly to them being the club they are today without. When he'll finally leave/retire, they will find it tough
    Yet they still aim to land Neymar next season
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    You know there are some clowns who run a club in Manchester?
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    They’ll probably try offloading Umtiti or Todibo as well (though the former has a dodgy knee so not sure who’s going to take that risk).

    Vidal was also rumored to be heading back to serie A during the summer but ended up staying. Admittedly, he’s actually been decent for them whenever I’ve watched them. Albeit, he’s not really a Barca type midfielder. But he provided the legs in midfield because Busquets and Rakitic couldn’t. Now they have de Jong (& Arthur).
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    Castles said we’re interested in bringing in Dembele from Barcelona, perhaps even in January.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I guarantee they won't be in trouble. Real Madrid and Barcelona are now at a level where they'll never "get in trouble".
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    Mourinhonista Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    I don't think anyone is going to pay 100+ mil. for Coutinho. I would offer the 124 mil. for Dembele, Arthur and Rakitic/Vidal. United atm don't have much success on the pitch, but there're no financial problems and the club is in good health. Being a footballer is foremost a job, we'll pay the wages on time, no worries. :)
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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Agreed. Only at a cut price though.
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    They should look to shift some of the overpaid high earners.

    Suarez
    Rakitic
    Vidal
    Countinho

    Should be on top of the list but I would listen to offers for
    Dembele
    Busquets
    Alba

    Because I think they can better value for money elsewhere if someone's ready to offer them a stupid amount of money.
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    big rons sovereign New Member

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    Don't think Barca have anything to worry about. If they end up skint, the banks will bail them out again.
    If it's FFP, they'll be fined 10 fags and a curly wurly.
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    Skills Snitch

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    The Spanish clubs are under a lot more government scrutiny now. It's why the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Mourinho and co have found themselves in court over tax evasion. That would never have happened in years gone by.
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    big rons sovereign New Member

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    How about a £300 fine for breaching tapping up rules?
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    Gordon S New Member

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    We could offer 124m and Fred for Arthur in january. Fair deal for both clubs.
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    krautrøck New Member

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    Bayern will buy Coutinho for way too much money.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    I love how people think Dembele would actually consider us right now, I'm sure he's dying to link up with J Lingz and Rashford after playing with Messi and Suarez.
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    Messi pays for himself on and off the pitch. He isn't the problem, and when he is, they'll move him on.

    Barca are just terribly run and don't conform like normal clubs do/have to. This will be a non-story soon enough, like it always is with them.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I never said he is the problem. He just costs them a lot of money all things considered
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    His mentality seems to be a bigger problem IMO. It would have to be a very much cut price because that it is a real punt.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    the smug on United fans thinking Dembele would want to play for us
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    FootyGirl88

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    Whose acting smug?
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    But he doesn't, is my counter. He is delivering for three players' worth on the pitch, still; he's a sure thing, still; to replace his qualities like for like, you need to factor in transfer fee and equivalent wage*3.

    Take Messi and his wage out and try and replace it whilst having no drop in output on the pitch would be a costly and far from assured thing - I am sure Barca would rather stick than even think of taking the risk to find out.

    Barca have wasted money elsewhere, or, we might even say been loyal when ROI is now longer there in waning players who, unlike Messi, are not delivering or justifying their wage. The issue with moving them on is the disruption and uncertainty that the costly replacements will settle and/or deliver.
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    Tapping up rules and the punishment are from the FA.

    Tax evasion/illegal bailouts are playing foul of Spanish lawmakers, who have shown that they are no longer tolerating them even for the sake of the Spanish big 2.
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    koop New Member

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    124m for Dembele? :wenger:
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I know what you mean and I'm saying the investment in him is huge but worth it obviously. He contributes a lot on and off the pitch from a financial POV. It's helped them a lot but I also think in some way, it's hindered them from improving certain areas of their squad over the years
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    carvajal Full Member

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    Market options are either very unstable / injury prone or very old.
    Dembélé is very good but very immature.
    I wouldn't get into that mess if I were United. Inda(not reliable) said yesterday that Barcelona will try a Neymar-Griezmann swap and it will surely be their first choice.
    Maybe I would try Rakitic but it's something based on my personal taste, he not a kid anymore.
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    Shiva87 Full Member

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    I would target getting Coutinho off them next summer. That could be a good signing for what we are missing in midfield. Don't think Bayern will let him go if he has a decent season.
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    big rons sovereign New Member

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    The club's never faced any punishment though, they just stitched up players and managers.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    Coutinho and Dembele double
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    Rossell got jailed for the Neymar transfer saga
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    What alternatives are there when you have the best player of this generation in your ranks delivering to a point he's still a sure thing - perhaps the surest thing in football, still - whilst others around him are the ones floundering?

    It's a catch 22, but Messi and his wage vis-a-vis the returns (on and off the pitch) really isn't the problem, imo.

    Barca's mismanagement orbits Messi, if you will.
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    Omahahaha New Member

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    At least Barcelona is an ambitious club, even though they have spent poorly in the last couple of years. Slightly OT, can Chelsea buy players again in January or do they have to wait until the summer?