Barcelona could receive an unexpected financial boost in January – report

Ilkay Gundogan of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Juan Miranda of Real Betis
Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

With all the injuries and physical problems with players in an already short squad, FC Barcelona would ideally bring in several new players in the winter transfer window.

However, owing to the club’s financial problems, the Catalans will be unable to do so and are likely to bring in only one reinforcement, Vitor Roque.

However, an influx of cash can help the club make moves for other players in the market. Barcelona is currently waiting to receive cash for the final sale of Barca Studios from Libero Group, and is already in negotiations with two other interested parties, in case no money arrives from Libero.

Moreover, there is another source from which the Catalans are looking to obtain some money. As SPORT has reported, Barcelona are waiting for the sale of Juan Miranda from Real Betis, upon whom they have a right to receive 50% of any transfer fee paid.

Miranda’s contract at Real Betis runs out at the end of this season, and the player is not too keen to renew it. The Verdiblancos already tried to sell him in the last summer transfer window, but the fullback ruled out a move.

However, Miranda has now agreed to leave for a low transfer fee so that Betis will also benefit to some extent from his departure.

While there are several clubs bidding for the player, his most likely destination seems to be AC Milan. The Milanese club is open to getting him in the winter, so they do not have to enter a bidding war when Miranda becomes a free agent in the summer.

Milan, or any other club, will reportedly pay around €4 million for the fullback, and with a 50% right, Barcelona will receive €2 million from Miranda’s move, which can be used to adjust the salary limit of the team.

Previously, Barcelona were also considering getting the player back to the club as a replacement for Marcos Alonso.

However, Xavi is now planning to use Cancelo as a backup for Balde, and the need for Alonso or Miranda does not hold any longer. Miranda himself was not too keen to return to Barcelona either.

The Latest

Old wounds reopen at Barcelona as Mbappe nears Real Madrid move

After a fairly underwhelming season, FC Barcelona have now started to look like a side that can compete for the La Liga trophy in...

17-year-old Barcelona gem to carry on Xavi’s legacy – report

La Masia has often provided FC Barcelona with a lot of relief and joy in times of despair. The Academy of La Blaugrana, heralded...

17-year-old Barcelona gem already seen as first team mainstay for next season

Finding purpose in FC Barcelona can be a monumental task, especially given the quality present. Many players end up failing in their quest to...

Barcelona star proves his detractors wrong with recent performance

After a very difficult phase, things are definitely improving for Xavi Hernandez at FC Barcelona. For one, he has gotten his team to the...

Xavi calls upon a new Barcelona gem to join his merry bunch

FC Barcelona are looking to continue their progression this season as they finally regain their winning momentum. Xavi’s team is no longer limping, and...

Barcelona star identifies key ingredient to bring the best out of him

The win that FC Barcelona got over Getafe in their last La Liga match would be a matter of delight for Xavi not only...

La Liga remains alive for Barcelona as they march on – report

In the world of football, perhaps no team understands the volatile nature of things more than Barcelona. Broken and bruised for great parts of...

Barcelona superstar unhappy with his latest display – report

Once forgotten and unconsidered, FC Barcelona is gradually finding their own feet again. The Catalan giants have already lost out on two key competitions...

Former Barcelona starlet punished at the Montjuic – report

It is not in the nature of FC Barcelona to forget the faces of those they once called their own. La Blaugrana are renowned...