Explained: How Barca freed up enough money in their budget to sign Jules Kunde

Jules Kunde is getting closer to his debut for Barcelona. The Catalans have finally managed to free up enough money in their budget to sign the French defender.

Kunde is expected to become the last piece of the Xavi puzzle, with whom Barcelona can attack all the trophies already this season.

By sending Samuel Umtiti on loan to Lecce and undercutting some of the bonus clauses of certain players, Barca have freed up funds for Kunde’s salary, and are expected to raise more money with some transfers by the end of the summer.

Pablo Torre has been linked with a transfer, and speculation surrounding the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay also continues. The Gabonese is said to be close to a deal with Chelsea, while Depay has been linked with a return to Old Trafford after his move to Juventus fell through.

These potential deals will further improve the club’s financial situation and help reduce the burden on the “Wages” tab.

Kunde is the latest summer signing for Barca to register. The Catalans have already managed to sign Andreas Christensen, Frank Kessy, Rafinha and Robert Lewandowski, and very soon the same should happen with the French central defender.

Despite the difficult financial situation in the club, the senior coach expressed his dissatisfaction with the delay in the process.

“I don’t like not being able to rely on Kunde. (If he had been booked) maybe Jules would have played today,” Xavi said after the win over Real Sociedad last weekend.

The Catalans have four points from the first two rounds in La Liga after starting with a disappointing goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou.

During the week, Kunde made an unofficial debut for his new team, after playing almost the entire game in the spectacular 3:3 draw in control against Manchester City.


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