Joan Laporta made it clear this week that Barcelona won’t be making any signings in January. The boss made the case that Spanish financial fair play laws were the driving force behind their lack of signing ability.
“We had to make some levers, which were economic operations that saved the club from ruin, and now the club is in economic recovery,” he said.
“But despite that, according to the rules of financial fair play of the Spanish league, we can not sign.
“Us and some other LaLiga clubs are also trying to convince LaLiga to be more flexible, and allow us other types of interpretations that can make Barcelona even stronger.”
Laporta | Source
Not sure if there are more levers they’re going to attempt to pull, but selling Memphis Depay is a start. The situation Barca are in without Champions League football is a strange one, it’ll be fascinating to see how they navigate the financials.