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FC Barcelona Firesales Pay Off as League Lifts Club Spending Cap

  • Spanish football team is now allowed to spend $659 million
  • Barcelona was only top-flight Spanish club with negative limit
FC Barcelona warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen in Barcelona on Sept. 7. 

FC Barcelona warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen in Barcelona on Sept. 7. 

Photographer: David Ramos/Getty Images

FC Barcelona won permission from Spain’s top football competition LaLiga to spend more on its squad after the club shored up its beleaguered finances with a string of asset sales.

LaLiga has set a new limit for how much the club can spend on its group of players of 656 million euros ($659 million), Javier Gomez, the competition’s director general, said at a news conference in Madrid on Friday.