Some of the players Barca owe money for are no longer at the club.
Barcelona have released their official accounts, and it turns out that they owe €126m to 19 other clubs. The largest sum is the €29m they still owe Liverpool as part of the Philippe Coutinho transfer.
Here's the full list:
- Gremio for Arthur — €7,996,000
- Valencia for Neto — €6,500,000
- Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho — €29,254,000
- Ajax for Frenkie de Jong — €16,011,000
- Atletico Madrid for preferential rights — €5,000,000
- Juventus for Matheus Pereira — €3,758,000
- Juventus for Miralem Pjanic — €4,814,000
- Braga for Trincao — €9,630,000
- Villarreal for Denis Suarez — €241,000
- Atletico Mineiro for Emerson — €6,000,000
- Real Valladolid for Jose Arnaiz — €250,000
- Real Betis for Junior Firpo — €9,000,000
- Eibar for Marc Cucurella — €2,420,000
- Las Palmas for Pedri — €1,250,000
- Albacete for Rey Manaj — €2,000,000
- Palmeiras for Matheus Fernandes — €4,642,000
- Sao Paolo for Emerson — €33,000
- Bayern Munich for Arturo Vidal — €950,000
- Deportivo La Coruna for Chumi — €73,000
- Others — €6,508,000
- Total — €126,221,000
Keep in mind that these are only short-term debts that need to be paid by the end of the current season. The club's long-term transfer debt amounts to a whopping €196,674,000.
Unfortunately for Barca, Coutinho is yet to prove his worth. After a weak season and a half at Camp Nou, he left on loan to Bayern where he ended up winning the treble.
Philippe returned to the Catalans in 2020 and has so far recorded three goals and two assists in 14 matches. The Brazilian has picked up a serious injury and is expected to be out until April.