Why Is Spanish Giant FC Barcelona Selling Stadium Chairs After Recently Recovering From $1.42 Billion Debt?

FC Barcelona has been in a terrible financial state in the last few seasons. Many a time, fans are left scratching their head because of the wayward financial decisions that FC Barcelona makes. Their transfer strategy in recent times has also been weird. The La Liga giant went on a spree of signing only free agents in order to avoid paying a transfer fee. However, they are now struggling to accommodate many of those players in the squad.

In recent news, FC Barcelona is reportedly looking to sell a certain portion of chairs at their home ground.

Why does FC Barcelona want to sell its stadium chairs?

Every soccer fan is aware of FC Barcelona’s desperate need for money. The board is under intense pressure to maintain the financial books at the club. Honestly, the numbers in those books haven’t been very appealing in the last few years. As per a recent report, Achraf Ben Ayad claims that FC Barcelona is now shockingly looking to sell chairs from their home ground, Camp Nou. While the fans find it absolutely bizarre, Joan Laporta and his board desperately need to raise the money.

The Blaugrana are also reportedly looking to further renovate their stadium at the end of this season. Hence, their home turf will reportedly shift to Montjuic Olympic Stadium, another renowned stadium in the locality. However, the problem lies with this stadium’s seating capacity. The seating capacity of FC Barcelona’s new temporary home ground will be about 44,000 less than Camp Nou.

Due to this, the Spanish soccer giant will make a loss of about €93 million next season. As per Sport Bible, Mundo Deportivo claims that the Spanish soccer giants will need to reduce about €200 million from their salary bill before next season to meet La Liga’s guidelines. The fans are already frustrated after quite a few of the club’s summer signings haven’t materialized at all through this season.

Due to their financial struggle, the soccer giant might force some of its players to leave the club in the near future.

Barcelona needs to offload players!

The two prime targets that will reportedly face the axe will be Sergio Busquets and Gavi. Busquets has reached the fag end of his career but is still contributing a major role in the starting XI. However, Laporta might ask him to move so they could free up money on their wage bill that exceeds the limit. However, sources once suggested Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr attempted to get their hands on the Barcelona veteran.

Former Leeds United winger, Raphinha has been one of the major flops at FC Barcelona this season. The Brazilian soccer star joined the club with a lot of promise and potential. However, he had failed to cement a spot in Xavi’s starting XI. This is mainly due to the unimaginable amount of players that Xavi needs to accommodate in his squad by giving them game time.

 

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