Spanish giants FC Barcelona have, on Friday, finally confirmed the registration of four new signings for La Liga action for 2022/23 campaign.
The subject of player registration rights had of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines in Catalunya’s capital for several weeks now.
This came as Barca, despite splashing the cash on a host of new signings, were unable to include the fresh additions to Xavi’s ranks in their squad for the coming Spanish top-flight campaign owing to ongoing financial issues.
With the new La Liga season set to kick into gear this evening, Joan Laporta and co. were therefore left with little choice but to take emergency action.
In turn, over the course of the last 24 hours, the Blaugrana’s latest ‘economic lever’ was activated.
This came in the form of the sale of 24.5% of Barça studios to Orpheus Media for €100m.
Such fresh funds, in turn, unlocked the door for Barcelona to finally put the proper documentation in place for their latest signings to line out for the club in competitive competition.
And so, late on Friday night, all of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen have been officially registered to take to the pitch in La Liga.
Jules Kounde, on the other hand, remains ineligible for the club’s season opener versus Rayo Vallecano.