La Liga president Javier Tebas has previously said that FC Barcelona cannot sign any player this transfer window for one reason or another. His comments weren’t fully understood by his Barcelona counterpart, Joan Laporta, who denied the claims and hit back saying Tebas shouldn’t interfere.
Now, it appears Tebas has backtracked on his earlier statements.
Admittedly, his comments were made before Barca received a cash injection a few days ago. Now that Barca have the money, transfers are now possible for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva, in addition to other players in their list of transfer targets.
Tebas was interviewed by COPE (as captured by Barca Universal) and claimed that Barca are now able to sign players with their influx of money. “If Barcelona manage to activate the economic levers, they will be able to sign Lewandowski, Bernardo Silva and a few others as well,” Tebas said. “They are approved by the Assembly (members of the Barcelona board) and now they have to execute them, get a fund which it looks like they can get with the TV rights and the sale of BLM (Barca Licensing & Merchandise).
The Catalans are set to sell a 49.9% stake in BLM and the TV rights which would help the club out of their economic crisis and buy the desired players at the same time.
“They know the numbers and if the levers produce that ability, there can be those signings and many more,” Tebas concluded.