Barcelona nonetheless not able to sign in Jules Kounde as participant, Xavi Hernandez says

Barcelona have nonetheless now not been licensed to sign in French defender Jules Kounde as a participant, considered one of their marquee summer time signings, because the membership works to conform to LaLiga’s Monetary Honest Play (FFP) regulations, supervisor Xavi Hernandez stated on Saturday.

“In this day and age, we do not know the rest. We’re on stand-by,” Xavi informed a information convention forward in their shuttle to San Sebastian to stand Actual Sociedad on Sunday.

Barca wish to conform to LaLiga’s wage cap regulations to sign in Kounde, and possible gross sales of strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay may make this imaginable.

“We’re ready. Kounde is a brilliant chief and an ideal participant. Expectantly he presentations it quickly – the following day, if he can play.

“He has educated really well, I see him in just right spirits, however we wish to promote avid gamers in an effort to sign in him.”

Kounde overlooked out on Barca’s season debut in opposition to Rayo Vallecano after LaLiga avoided the membership from registering him along his fellow summer time signings Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.

“The switch marketplace ends on Aug. 31 and we do not know what’s going to occur,” Xavi stated.

“Auba and Memphis are nonetheless right here, so the following day we will be able to use them. However the precedence is to sign in Koundé.”

Barca have taken a number of steps to extend their income so as to offset losses, cut back their debt and conform to LaLiga’s monetary honest play regulations.

They’ve bought stakes of their audiovisual studio, their licensing and vending department or even a part of their LaLiga TV source of revenue rights to assist steadiness the books.

Additionally they signed a blouse and stadium sponsorship care for Spotify.

Alternatively, they authorized monetary plans final December to renovate Camp Nou, together with elevating an extra 1.5 billion euros in debt.

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