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How much money has Barcelona spent since Lionel Messi’s departure?

After the departure of Lionel Messi during the last transfer market in the summer of 2021, the FC Barcelona was facing a complicated scenario due to the economic crisis faced by the new directive headed by Joan Laporta and the complicated challenge of being competitive even with the departure of the best footballer in its history.

From the departure of the historic Blaugrana ’10’ number to arrive at Paris Saint-GermainBarcelona has opted to use players trained at La Masía or open the portfolio despite the need to recover and clean up its economy. Most of the first post-Messi signings arrived on loan or at zero cost after ending their contract with their previous clubs.

Under the mandate of Ronald Koeman, During the summer market of the previous year for 2021/2022, Barça had the arrivals of Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero (Manchester City), Eric García (Manchester City), Memphis Depay (Lyon), all of them without the need to pay a transfer price. In addition, they had the arrival of the Dutch Luuk de Jong on loan.

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For the winter transfer window with the season advanced and a rather complicated outlook, now under the orders of Xavi HernandezFC Barcelona added elements such as Ferrán Torres to its squad, for whom they paid $55.5 million dollars (55m euros); added to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (free), Adama Traoré (loan) and Dani Alves (free).

Heading to the 2022/2023 campaign, in the summer transfer market they have been armed with Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen, both free after expiring contract. With the levers activated by Joan Laporta, Barça has been encouraged to go for Raphinha al Leeds United for $58.5m dollars (58m euros).

Finally, the imminent official announcement of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for $50.45 million dollars (50m euros)with which Xavi’s team finds a striker who guarantees goals from day one, who will meet again with Aubameyang.

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