Barcelona will be unable to add players during the summer transfer window, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.
According to Martin Lipton of The Sun, Tebas stated this at the FT Business of Football summit in London on Thursday.
“As of today, Barcelona doesn’t have any room in its budget to spend in the upcoming transfer window.
“Barcelona has been involved in questionable activities which has had an impact on LaLiga and we are acting accordingly. We’ve ruled that they can’t sign any more players.”
Last summer, Barcelona spent more than €150 million on signings such as Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Jules Kounde, while Franck Kessie, Hector Bellerin, Andreas Christensen, and Marcos Alonso arrived on free transfers.
Last summer, Barcelona was under pressure to decrease their team, but they only managed to transfer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Philippe Coutinho, while another high-earner, Memphis Depay, joined Atletico Madrid in January.
According to Tebas, Barcelona will not be able to sign new players until more players are offloaded.
Nevertheless, even if Barcelona approves large departures, they will only be permitted to spend “two-fifths of that money, meaning their budget would only be roughly £71m,” according to the Daily Mail.