Barcelona FINALLY manage to register Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha with LaLiga after freeing up enough funds by selling ANOTHER 25% of their in-house TV company – but no joy yet for Jules Kounde!

  • Despite financial issues, Barcelona have registered four new players with LaLiga 
  • There were concerns over the club’s ability to secure their expensive signings 
  • They did so by selling a further 25% of their in-house production company 
  • French defender Jules Kounde is the only signing who has not been registered 

Barcelona have now registered all their new signings with La Liga bar one, just 24 hours ahead of their first match of the season at home to Rayo Vallecano.

Defender Jules Kounde, who snubbed Chelsea to join Barça, is still not registered and the club will need to free up more of its wage bill in order to register the French defender before the end of the month.

But the club are happy with the outcome and confident that Kounde, who is recovering from a pubis operation and may not have featured anyway, will be registered by September 1.

There were concerns over Barcelona's ability to register their big-name signings

There were concerns over Barcelona’s ability to register their big-name signings

They have now managed to secure four of their new players, including £50m signing Raphinha

They have now managed to secure four of their new players, including £50m signing Raphinha

Barcelona sold a further 24.5 percent of Barça Studios on Friday and when the Spanish League’s Economic Control department reviewed the details of the latest sell-off it was able to confirm that Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen could all now be registered.

Sergio Roberto who signed a new contract this summer and Ousmane Dembele who re-signed for the club having become a free agent are also registered.

Jaume Roures, the head of the Orpheus Media company who have bought part of Barcelona’s in-house production company for 100m on Friday had said that he was confident the club would now be able to field all their stars.

French defender Jules Kounde is the only new signing who has not yet been registered

French defender Jules Kounde is the only new signing who has not yet been registered

‘I would not have interrupted my holidays if it were not to ensure that we can see all the best players (in the first game of the season),’ said the Barcelona-supporting businessman who helped president Joan Laporta raise his deposit to take control of the club last season.

Barcelona are still working on bringing in extra revenue before the end of August so they can register Kounde and complete the signing of Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.

The focus on further cutting back the wage bill has so far focused on Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong and Gerard Pique but to date only Pique has adjusted his salary.


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