Barcelona had anticipated having enough financial room to add at least one player during the current January transfer window after Memphis Depay left and Gerard Pique retired
Due to the departures of Pique and Depay, the Catalans even estimated a cost of up to €3.5 million that might be spent on the market. Barcelona, however, contacted La Liga to clarify the matter and find out the precise range of the amount they are permitted to spend.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo, the authorities have had a bad attitude toward the Catalans. According to the La Liga spending regulations, it appears the club is unable to make fresh acquisitions despite the departures of Depay and Pique.
According to the source, Barcelona needs to let go of another player before making a January signing. However, the coaching staff feels that is not a viable option because Xavi Hernandez is anxious to have everyone else ready for the second half of the season.
Franck Kessie’s long-term future at Barça has been the subject of rumours, but the Ivorian has chosen to stay in Barcelona and compete for a spot in the team, at least through the end of the current campaign. This eliminates the midfielder’s possibility of leaving, who Chelsea was interested in. The right-back Hector Bellerin was also rumoured to be leaving Camp Nou, but he turned down offers from Premier League clubs and is prepared to finish out his deal with Barça.
As a result, it is likely that the Catalans will spend the remaining days of the transfer window doing nothing. They do, however, aggressively search for market opportunities, particularly for players whose contracts are up at the end of the current campaign.
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