Barcelona were in the midst of a financial crisis last season which saw their legendary player Lionel Messi leave the club. However, this summer Barcelona has been on a spending spree and have signed a lot of players including Robert Lewandowski from Barcelona, Leeds United’s Raphinha, Koude from Sevilla etc.
According to some rumours, Barcelona owe various clubs some amount of transfer fee and are usually late to complete the payment. So, now Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has warned the Spanish club about the timely payment of the transfer fee for Raphinha.
Leeds warn Barcelona about payment of Raphinha’s transfer fees
Radrizzani said about Barcelona to The Athletic, via Marca: “I don’t know about behind the scenes and how they suddenly found the money and now it works, it’s not clear.”
“Look, I’ll tell you on September 2. If not, we will have a global case on all the media in the world about Barcelona.”
Radrizzani said: “For me, it was done, and when I have a deal my word is my word. I felt ashamed to go back to Todd Boehly and change my position.”
“We made the deal with Chelsea because the player wanted to go and he was open to listening to offers from Premier League clubs.”
“Chelsea was in his favourable [option]. But unfortunately, let’s say Barcelona influences convinced the player to wait, to wait, to wait until they could find a solution.”
“This shows again the power and the leverage players and their agents have in the system, which for me is exaggerated, too much.”
“We do a lot of investment to build clubs. We invest hundreds of millions but all the power it seems to be [with] agents and representatives of these players.”