Don’t expect massive signings, Liga president warns

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The transfer rumours regarding players haven’t died down, despite the suspension of football, as most clubs are still looking ahead to plan for next season, despite the current season still ongoing.

The media has reported some astronomical figures with certain players, among whom have been the likes of Jadon Sancho and Lautaro Martinez, with the duo having both been linked with Chelsea.

However, La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned that clubs already do not have the finances to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus, and many might be forced to go back to their academies.

ESPN quote Tebas as saying: “We have seen the cash flows for each club and right now they have squads which exceed the [financial] limits we will establish for next season.”

He added: “That brings consequences. Clubs are going to have to look at their academies and come up with a strategy to reduce salaries. There’s no other solution. Transfers that exceed financial limits will not be allowed – impossible.”

Although the Premier League do not really have a wage cap for clubs, the La Liga has a wage cap which regulate the clubs’ total spending for each season. Barca’s limit for the current campaign was set at €671m. This sum includes salaries, transfer fees and other expenses.

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