Barcelona reported a profit of £86 million for the most recent fiscal year and expects to earn £240 million next. Due to La Liga financial rules, the Spanish club was prohibited to sign new players this summer after suffering a £422 million deficit the previous season.
However, they used a number of "economic levers" to release cash. The club reported having an £890 million profit at the end of the 2021–22 fiscal year. Financial limitations caused delays in the registration of new acquisitions this summer, notably Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.
The "levers" involved selling stock in their media production company Barca Studios and their future television rights. It was anticipated that by selling an additional 24.5% of Barca Studios to Orpheus Media in August for 100 million euros (£84.6 million), Barca would be able to register at least some of their new players and satisfy La Liga. After six games, Barcelona has 16 points in La Liga, two points behind Real Madrid.