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Barcelona still owe Bayern Munich more than €10 million from Arturo Vidal transfer

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The Spanish giants owe more than a quarter of a billion euros to clubs over transfers.

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In the summer of 2018, Bayern Munich sold Arturo Vidal to Barcelona for a transfer fee anywhere in the range of €18-30 million depending on the source — most likely on the lower end. However according to AS using information was gleaned from Barcelona’s 2018-19 annual report, the Catalans owe the Bavarians €10.9 million for the Chilean midfielder.

The amount due Bayern for Vidal is really just a drop in the bucket for what Barcelona owe other clubs for transfers over the last couple of years. That figure totals a staggering €260.7 million!

According to the report, Barca still owe the following clubs for high euro transfers:

  • Liverpool — €94.6 million — Philippe Coutinho
  • Ajax — €48.6 million — Frenkie de Jong
  • Valencia — €31.4 million — Neto
  • Bordeaux — €30.3 million — Malcom
  • Gremio — €28 million — Arthur Melo

And, to show you that European clubs are all millions of euros in debt due to transfers, Barcelona are actually owed €75.4 million for outgoing transfers. Those include:

  • Valencia — €13.9 million — Jasper Cillessen
  • Borussia Dortmund — €11.01 million — Paco Alcacer
  • Everton — €9.7 million — Yerry Mina
  • Everton — €9.6 million — Andre Gomes
  • Everton — €6.7 million — Lucas Digne

As expected with with any big club, the outgoing transfer fees heavily overshadow any incoming ones. This does, however, show that the business of transfers is a volatile one.