Transfer Zone: Barcelona’s finances explained, plus why Riyad Mahrez needed a new contract

Robert Lewandowski has become the latest summer addition at Barcelona, which begs the question – how can a team in severe debt continue to sign world-beaters?

Pablo Torre, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha and now Robert Lewandowski. 

Barcelona were supposedly broke, yet the big names keep on arriving at the Nou Camp. So how are they pulling it off?

In truth, the club have pulled off a number of shrewd yet risky decisions. Selling 10% of their La Liga TV rights and selling up to 49.9% of their marketing and licencing company has provided an all-important cash injection.

If that wasn't enough, getting Spotify on board as a major shirt sponsor has also aided the club's coughers.

Or perhaps, we're diving too deep into the situation. Maybe it's all down to having a quality accountant.

Chelsea need to sign Kevin Garnett just for the corners.

Raheem Sterling would end the season with some insane assist numbers.

Riyad Mahrez has recently signed a new deal with Manchester City.

The forward needs to invest in a new phone cover when his first set of wages arrive at the end of the month.

Leighton Baines bringing Cornet to Everton.

Robert Lewandowski announced without lights? Maybe the aforementioned accountant took electric bill money and put it into the transfer budget.

READ MORE: Robert Lewandowski will give Real Madrid nightmares, but what about other La Liga clubs?

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