Liverpool have been transformed in the past decade. When our owners came in the club were in financial ruin. In the years since they’ve made us profitable again. The same can’t be said of one of our European rivals. Liverpool can benefit from the massive Barcelona debt.
Have you ever seen anything like it?
Guillem Balague reported this week that Barcelona are in catastrophic debt.
The Catalan club are said to be in just over £1bn in debt with around £620m of this regarded as ‘urgent debt’.
Liverpool are said to still be owed £35m by Barcelona from the Philippe Coutinho deal.
Liverpool can benefit from Barcelona debt
The shoe is on the other foot now isn’t it?
The Reds can use the financial turmoil in Spain to their advantage.
There are a few ways the club could capitalise on the challenges facing the Camp Nou.
Liverpool could keep Gini from Barcelona
Last summer Gini Wijnaldum entered the final year of his deal at Anfield.
The Dutchman is yet to sign a new contract with the Reds.
All of the talk has been of a free transfer to Barcelona at the end of the season.
Given the problems facing Barca, the Reds can convince Gini Wijnaldum to stay at a more stable club.
There is also the consideration that the Spanish side may not be able to beat the Reds’ salary offer.
Liverpool could use this opportunity to snap up a Barcelona star on the cheap.
The Reds have been persistently linked with Ousmane Dembele in the past.
We were also linked with Antoine Griezmann at a point.
Perhaps the most sensible move could be the return of Philippe Coutinho.
Liverpool are missing a spark in the midfield and given that the Spanish side allegedly owe us money for Phil we could try and engineer a deal wherein we cancel the debt and have him come back to Anfield.