Barcelona 'still owe €200m' in transfer fees – including Pjanic, Firpo & Emerson Royal

Miralem Pjanic applauds Barcelona fans in the Gamper Trophy game against Pumas in August 2022.
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Barcelona owe more than €200 million in transfer fees to clubs across Europe, according to a report in the Catalan media.

The club's huge debts in recent times have been well documented, with Lionel Messi ultimately leaving in 2021 because Barça could not afford to keep him and deciding against a return as he was unsure how a move would be funded.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.