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Vitor Roque’s January arrival at Barcelona uncertain due to new salary cap constraints

Barcelona’s plans to bring striker Vitor Roque to Camp Nou this January hang by a thread as the club grapples with newly imposed salary cap restrictions, per Luis Rojo.

The Blaugrana had initially committed to pay €30 million plus bonuses to secure Roque’s signature.

However, these aspirations now appear to be in jeopardy, thanks to the stringent financial regulations imposed by La Liga today.

The Catalan giants have been wrestling with their financial woes for some time now and have witnessed a significant decline in their salary cap.

The figure stood at €656 million in September 2022 before falling to €648m in February. However, it has now plummeted to just €270m.

The salary cap represents the maximum amount a club can spend each season on player salaries, coaching staff expenses and investments in the reserve teams and youth academy.

Barcelona endured a tumultuous summer transfer window, requiring intricate manoeuvres to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations while pursuing new acquisitions. 

The club’s financial constraints have created uncertainty over their plans for the upcoming winter transfer window.

Securing Roque’s services may need to be deferred until next summer as the club seeks to navigate these treacherous financial waters. 

The highly anticipated deal, seen as a significant boost to Barcelona’s attacking options, now hinges on the club’s ability to manage their restricted budget effectively.

Barcelona’s winter transfer window aspirations may need to be restructured as they grapple with the stark realities of their financial situation, putting the Roque deal on hold for now.

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