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The highly indebted FC Barcelona may have to sell even more clubbrechte in order to be able to register new additions to the Spanish League.

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without such a registration, which is only possible if the financial fair play rules are complied with, the players should not even be on the lawn in the season, which started on August 12th. "We worked to record everyone," emphasized club president Joan Laporta. "But if necessary, we will be active again," the newspaper "La Vanguardia" quoted him.

had only announced the sale of 24.5 percent in Barça Licensing and Merchandising (BLM) to the company Socios for 100 million euros on August 1. Previously, Barça had already sold a total of 25 percent of TV rights to investment company Sixth Street for 25 years.

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The sale of further club components could be necessary

Whether the club has really raised enough money with these sales, in order to be able to afford the squad with the German national goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen and numerous reinforcements, was unclear. For the Lewandowski, which was changed by FC Bayern Munich, for the Brazilian Raphina (Leeds United) and for the Frenchman Jules Koundé from FC Sevilla, the club spent a total of at least 150 million euros this summer.

This sum is precisely this sum, according to a report by the Spanish radio station Cope and could make the sale necessary for further club shares. Because Barça had given the income from the sale of TV rights to Sixth Street compared to the league with 667 million euros for 25 years. However, Sixth Street only paid 517 million, the remaining 150 million had contributed Barça himself by selling its own TV rights from 2048 by selling a subsidiary founded together with Sixth Street. However, the league only wants to accept income of 517 million euros.

A request from FC Barcelona for the Cope report initially remained unanswered.

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