The Catalan team expects the value of profits to rise to about 240 million pounds ($274 million), in the current season 2023-2022, after adopting an operating income budget of 1.255 billion dollars.
Barcelona’s financial affairs were the subject of much debate earlier, characterized by the failure to keep the historic scorer Lionel Messi and the loss of his services in a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Catalan team, led by the new president, Juan Laporta, sought to achieve a financial balance in the club, and it activated several economic levers, following agreements with other parties to sell percentages of the club’s rights and income in the future.
These moves led to a massive summer of spending, in terms of wages and transfer fees, as Barcelona signed a number of players: Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha, Jules Conde, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Frank Kessie and Hector Bellerin, to strengthen the team under the supervision of coach Xavi Hernandez. .
Barcelona’s heavy spending prompted the team’s management to pressure some players, such as midfielder Frenkie de Jong, to leave or reduce their salaries.