Barcelona have suddenly found themselves in a tough spot with debts that could have left the club nearly broke. Although their current financial crisis is a result of years of making awful decisions, the Blaugranas began to feel its impact this summer.
Lionel Messi had to leave as the Cules couldn't comply with the La Liga salary cap and because they had previously failed to release other players to reduce their wage bill. Barca were also unable to make expensive signings and had to target free agents instead.
But, despite the effort they made to had an economic relief, the club is still being haunted by debts. Reports in Spain claim that Barcelona owe more than €100 million to other teams, including a millionaire debt to Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho.
Barcelona reportedly owe €100m to other clubs, part of that debt is to Liverpool for Coutinho
Nobody could have guessed it at the moment, but signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a club-record €135 million eventually backfired on the Cules. Not only the Brazilian star hasn't lived up to the expectations but the club still suffers the terms of that negotiation.
According to Sique Rodriguez of Cadena SER show Què T'hi Jugues, Barcelona still owe €42 million to the Reds for that mind-blowing deal, which also includes a €20 million bonus Barca would have to pay when Coutinho makes 100 appearances in the Blaugrana uniform.
The report claims that the Catalans owe €115 million in total for signings that have already been made, such as Coutinho. When clubs agree on a transfer the money is usually paid in installments, as is the case with Barca.
The only transfer that was mentioned in this report was Coutinho, while it was also confirmed that Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele's arrivals from Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, respectively, aren't part of this. Barca have already paid the full amount of them. But will they manage to afford their remaining debts soon?