‘La Liga delivers punch to Barça: possible consequences for Frenkie de Jong’

FC Barcelona is still not allowed to register all its new acquisitions for La Liga. The league board believes that the Catalans do not yet comply with all financial rules, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Barça preses Joan Laporta was still full of confidence on Monday. After selling a total of 25 percent of the TV rights for six hundred million euros, 25 percent of the shares in Barça Studios were also disposed of for one hundred million. With more than 700 million in revenue, Blaugrana had enough financial scope to enroll top purchases such as Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha for La Liga, Laporta said.
However, the board of the Spanish competition clearly thinks differently. For Barcelona, a race against time is now waiting to have everyone available for the meeting with Rayo Vallecano on August 13. According to Mundo Deportivo, the club is already busy receiving a fourth financial injection by selling another 24.5 percent of Barça Studios.
Barça hopes to meet the requirements of La Liga, but players may have to be sold to reduce the salary burden. Memphis Depay had to leave anyway and MD is also pushing Frenkie de Jong forward again as an important option to put money in the drawer.
The Catalans strengthened this summer with Raphinha, Jules Koundé, Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen. Ousmane Dembélé and Sergi Roberto also count as new players, because their contract had already ended before they renewed. All of them would still be in the waiting room.