Barcelona break transfer record after making £111m from summer sales

Barcelona break transfer record after making £111m from summer sales

-La Liga giants Barcelona were decent in their summer transfer business as they made £111m

- The Spanish League side shipped out nine of their players to top clubs in Europe and Asia

- They also signed Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal and three other players ahead of the season

Despite signing a number of players during this summer transfer window, Spanish League giants Barcelona have been able to recoup the money they spent in buying those players.

The Camp Nou outfit spent a total of £113.31 million in signing Arturo Vidal, Malcom, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo this summer.

However, they made a sum of £111 million to balance their books after offloading nine players to different clubs across the globe.

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Six of those players were permanently sold while the remaining three were sent on loan with the club making a record-breaking €124million (£111m) from sales. It is the most they have ever earned from outgoings in one window.

Premier League clubs poached most of the players from the Spanish League side with Gerard Deulofeu joining Watford winger in a £13m deal.

While the duo of Lucas Digne (£18m), Yerry Mina (£28.5m) joined Everton in a permanent deal and Andre Gomes will spend this season on loan at the Goodison Park for just £2m.

According to the SPORT Barca were also growing concerned at the mounting wage bill with the squad so large and it quickly became a one-in, one-out policy for boss Valverde.

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Club legend Andres Iniesta departed to Japan on a free after years of service while the club also sanctioned loan moves for Douglas and goalkeeper Adrian Ortola.

Valverde's side are busy preparing for the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday when they take on Sevilla with all of the new arrivals pushing to be involved in the curtain raiser to the new campaign.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Barcelona have landed Senegal international Moussa Wague in a £4.5 million deal from KAS Eupen this summer.

The 19-year-old defender signed a five-year deal for the Catalan giants and they have slapped a whopping £90m release clause on his contract.

Moussa Wague impressed in Russia 2018 and became the youngest African player to score at a World Cup when he scored in the group stage against Japan.

Credit: Naij.com

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