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Laporta hints at Barca move for Bernardo Silva

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Laporta hints at Barca move for Bernardo Silva

Laporta hints at Barca move for Bernardo Silva

Barcelona president Joan Laporta suggested the club’s spending may not be over and hinted at a move for reported target Bernardo Silva should head coach Xavi request it.

The Manchester City midfielder has been linked with a move to Camp Nou as a potential replacement for Frenkie de Jong, who is rumoured to be of interest to Manchester United and Chelsea.

Barca has already signed Lewandowski, Raphinha, Kessie, Christensen and Kounde during the window.

It was unclear, however, whether the club would be able to register them.

Speaking at a media conference to present Kounde after his move from Sevilla.

Laporta explained the current situation around player registration, stating:

“We are optimistic. We are doing everything possible to register the new purchases.

“I hope our interpretation of the regulation is the same as [LaLiga]. There is time until August 13.”

When asked if the club would be looking to add Silva as well, he replied:

“First, we have to register the players; then we will see what to do if the coach [Xavi] asks for more reinforcements.”

The club also announced it had activated a third economic lever to register their new arrivals.

A statement on the Barca website on Monday read:

“FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5 per cent of Barca Studios to for €100million to accelerate the club’s audiovisual, blockchain, NFT and Web.3 strategy.

“FC Barcelona Members voted to approve the sale during their General Assembly last Oct. 23.”

Barca reportedly had been €1.3billion in debt and had relied on two economic levers so far.

The first seeing the Catalan giants sell 10 per cent of their LaLiga broadcasting rights to American investment firm Sixth Street.

The second report involved transferring 15 per cent of their television rights to Sixth Street for the next 25 years, supposedly raising more than €500m from both.

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