Barcelona president Laporta happy with club finances

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he feels comfortable about the club’s finances.

Laporta has overseen the sell off of a percentage of the club’s TV rights, with over €550m dropping into the club’s coffers.

He said, I am relaxed about the levers and the signings.

“We want to build a competitive team, give Xavi the tools to have a good team and I think we are on the right track.”

Laporta also said: “Now it’s time to work on defence. Xavi has directed us a series of players and I hope that the Culés can take some more joy. We competed with teams like PSG and Chelsea to sign Robert (Lewandowski) and he wanted to come here. We have to thank him for that. That and the huge pressure he has had to endure.”