Barcelona on the right track to register new transfers, says Liga chief Javier Tebas

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La Liga chief Javier Tebas has stated he expects Barcelona to register their new players this summer after a flurry of transfer activities this summer. 

The Catalan side have made some high-profile signings this summer, with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha joining for almost a 100million pounds already.

Despite the club’s well-documented financial concerns, they have been able to conclude these deals and are also thought to be completing a €65million deal for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

Given their financial struggles and La Liga’s stringent rules on player registration, it is becoming increasingly worrisome to some clubs as to how Barcelona intends to register all their new players, including Andreas Christensen, and Franck Kessie for the 2022-23 La Liga season.

However, Liga chief Tebas says he has been assured Barca will sort both their financial and registration concerns out to have their new players available – although whether this will be before their opening Liga game against Rayo Vallecano on August 13 remains to be seen.

Tebas told Sport via GOAL

“They know what they have to do. I think that they still have a bit of work to do but they are on the right track.

“Ask FC Barcelona. I can say that they know the rules well and they are well aware of what they have to do. They still need to do it, but there is still some time.”

When pressed for details as to how Barca will be able to register so many expensive new signings while meeting Liga’s strict salary caps, Tebas revealed that the creative sales of their broadcast rights had played a part.

“They have sold 10 percent of their TV rights for €207m. Then they increased that share to 25% which I think gives them some €350m more,” he said.

“That would be €500m and I think they have another third lever of around €200m. With that and if they manage to get some players to leave, this explains the possibility of these signings.

 “They have been able to sell assets, which was something they needed to do, and to reduce salaries – that’s what allows them to sign.”