Barcelona have yet to sign new player Ferran Torres. Torres signed for Blaugrana on a € 55 million deal last week, completing a deal from Manchester City.
But Barca knew they would not be able to sign Torres unless they significantly reduced costs. Philippe Coutinho’s loan move from Aston Villa has helped, with the Brazilian becoming one of the top earners at the Camp Nou.
But according to Barca chief executive Matthew Alemany, there is still work to be done if Torres is to be registered.
He said, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo: “Coutinho’s departure helps us, it produces Fair Play (money), but it is not enough.
“We are working on developing and finding alternatives and other features that produce Fair Play to sign Ferran Torres, unfortunately not available due to covid.”
Torres‘ absence has helped Barca ensure that the lack of registration has not been a major issue, let alone a denial of player who will return to a broken leg by the middle of this month.
But time is running out, and Barca are left with only a transfer window in January to complete his registration.
If they can’t manage that, Torres will remain unregistered for the rest of the season, in the end Barca will not be able to pay you given the amount of money they have invested.