Barcelona news update 16/08: Klopp puzzled: ‘Where did Barcelona dig for money?’

Liverpool manager Klopp admitted that he was surprised by the way Barcelona shopped in this summer transfer window, and he wondered where the money the Catalan team spent came from.

Jurgen Klopp has stated that he does not understand how Barcelona can spend so much money on shopping this summer when the team’s financial statements are very difficult and the debts are huge.

The Catalan giants are currently saddled with a debt of up to £1 billion and are suffering a series of financial difficulties that went public this summer. Currently, club president Joan Laporta is still trying to balance the books at the Nou Camp to be able to register to play for new rookies.


Despite financial difficulties from last season, the Catalan team is still very strong this year when they successfully recruit: Jules Kounde (£46m), Robert Lewandowski (£42.5m), Raphinha (£56m). pounds) both arrived for large fees, while Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen were signed on free transfers.

LaLiga’s strict financial rules prevented Barcelona from signing up new recruits this season – the team subsequently had to sell £85m for 24.5% of the team’s internal TV channels. ball to be able to manage and register some players to play.


Kounde is currently the only player left Barcelona has not registered to play, the Catalan team is said to be actively pursuing Marcos Alonso and Bernardo Silva.

Blaugrana’s situation is really confusing that many people find it difficult to understand. Including Liverpool captain, Jurgen Klopp shared: ‘I’m not a financial expert, I really don’t understand where Barcelona dug up money to spend this summer, are they really carrying the burden? huge debt?’

Although it is difficult to understand this, Klopp also hopes that the Catalan team will quickly settle down and overcome this difficult period.

Barca sign new defender but ‘won’t make it public’ until he can be registered

Barcelona have completed the signing of Marcos Alonso from Chelsea for a fee worth €8m, multiple reports in Spain.

However, Mundo Deportivo reports that Barca won’t make plublic the signing of Alonso until the club are sure he can be registered.

That means Alonso must wait until Barca can make some salary reductions or even the sale or departure of a big player like Frenkie de Jong, Aubameyang or Memphis Depay.

Alonso has not played a game for Chelsea this season and has stopped training with the club for two weeks.

As per Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, the Spanish left-back is on his way out of the club.

‘That’s a mistake we cannot make’: Fan explains what Barca must not do with Balde — it’s not loaning him

Barcelona are on the verge of loaning out Alex Balde when Marcos Alonso’s transfer becomes official.

Balde’s loan could go on for more than one season, but that’s not what Barca fan Neal is worried about.

“I’m all for developmental loans,” Neal writes on Twitter.

“For instance, loaning Cucurella out to Eibar and Getafe was great for his development. The issue is, there was zero intent from the board to build upon that, failing to see him as an asset for the future.

“That’s a mistake we cannot make with Balde.”

Barcelona loaned Cucurella form 2018 to 2020 before finally selling him to Getafe in 2020 for €11m. It was clear that the club had no plan to integrate him into their first team.

Today, Cucurella is the costliest full-back in the history of English football after his €65m move to Chelsea. Barca doesn’t get any part of that money because they already lost all rights to the player. Plus he could’ve easily benched Jordi Alba now.

The same mistake could be made with Balde.

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