BARCELONA's financial situation is 'worse than expected', according to reports.
New club president Joan Laporta promised voters earlier this month that he would undergo a full audit of the club's finances, should he be elected.
This audit is now believed to have been completed, with dire results.
According to Esport3, the club face making a loss of around £300million this season.
And they claim that the club are in for another dire financial loss next season, even as Laporta aims to improve on the last regime.
It's not necessarily all bad news for Barca fans, however.
The audit claims that Laporta believes he can get the club turning a profit again by the 2022-23 season.
In addition to this, numbers suggest that they are planning for KEEPING Lionel Messi.
And as if that wasn't enough, they also reportedly take into account the presumption of signing a top striker this summer – with Laporta sure that he can steer the club back into financial stability while remaining competitive on the pitch.
Barca have been linked with a number of top upcoming free agents ahead of the next transfer window.
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Eric Garcia has already agreed a move from Manchester City, while his current team-mate Sergio Aguero could follow suit.
Georginio Wijnaldum has also been linked, with Ronald Koeman a big fan of his Dutch compatriot.
But club chiefs are determined to secure wonderkid Ilaix Moriba to a new deal, however, and see that as a priority over signing Wijnaldum.
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