Barcelona Presidential Candidate Sandro Rosell Warns 'Stratospheric Debt' Could Scupper Deal For Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas

La Liga champions already £420 million in the red...
Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell has warned the club to be aware of its "stratospheric" debt before they splash the cash on Cesc Fabregas.

The La Liga champions are currently £420 million in debt after spending huge sums of players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry and Dmytro Chygrnskiy. This amount is set to swell after out-going president Joan Laporta bought David Villa for £34.2 million, and looks set to move for £40 million-rated midfielder Fabregas.

Speaking to reporters today, Rosell declared the Catalans must carefully study how much they spend to avoid disaster. He also warned the huge fee required to prise Fabregas from Arsenal could yet scupper the deal.

“We must be careful, because from an economic standpoint we are not good," Rosell said.

“We have a stratospheric level of debt. £420million over what needs to be paid for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dmytro Chygrynskiy.

“We must improve the squad each year, but we must also make sure that we are managing the economic resources that the club needs to survive.”

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