If the Catalans are to face Rayo Vallecano, they will need to work hard.
Barcelona begin their new league season on August 13 against Rayo Vallecano, but they have yet to register any of their summer signings.
Despite having debts of €1.35 billion (£1.16 billion/$1.42 billion) in 2021, the Catalan giants have spent heavily ahead of the new campaign.
Barca paid for the transfers by selling a portion of the club’s television rights and a 25% stake in Barca Studios, but they will only be able to register their new players if they meet La Liga’s financial fair play criteria.
Which players is Barcelona waiting to sign?
Brazilian winger Raphinha has also joined from Leeds United for an initial fee of €59 million (£50 million/$59 million), while Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde has joined the club in a €60 million deal.