The club finance panel of UEFA imposed the fine in July after Barcelona declared income in 2022 from the “disposal of intangible assets (other than player transfers),” which is not considered a relevant income under the standards.
The current Spanish champion is experiencing some financial troubles, and UEFA has not released the specifics of the revenue that was included in their records as a result of this.
In June of 2022, Barcelona came to an arrangement with Sixth Street, an investment company, whereby Sixth Street would receive 10% of the revenue earned by Barcelona’s domestic broadcast rights for a period of 25 years in exchange for 207 million euros ($222 million).
Lionel Messi’s unwillingness to quit the squad later that year was a direct result of Barcelona’s participation in the debut of the disastrous European Super League in 2021, which led to Barcelona’s difficulty to get Messi to return for this season even though he desired to do so. Barcelona’s financial difficulties prevented them from participating in the 2021 edition of the tournament. In the end, Messi decided to sign with Inter Miami.