Barcelona reportedly would be unable to sign Robert Lewandowski.
This is according to La Liga president Javier Tebas who believes Barcelona’s financial issues would cause a hindrance in their attempt to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski.
He said: “[Barcelona] know what they have to do. They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation. The rules are there to avoid major economic problems.
“They know what they have to do – sell assets and earn more, this is what they have to do.
“Barca has had many accumulated losses in the last tax years, some which could have been avoided and they have to stock the pantry.
“Just as Madrid have stocked up, Barcelona have emptied it. Today they cannot sign [Lewandowski].”
ESPN pundit Craig Burley believes Tebas’ comments were unwarranted and unhelpful.
“you want to give Tebas some of the books behind you, Sid? Get him to shut up for a little bit? Go and read, go and do something… he’s got nothing better to do?
“At the end of the day he can administer the financial rules and regulations on Barcelona and every other club as he has been doing. He has been strict, but when they sign, if they sign a player.”