Neymar last week became the most expensive player in the world, after PSG activated his £200m release clause.
“We thought there was a chance that Neymar could go and for that reason we raised his buy-out clause,” Bartomeu said at a Barcelona fan group meeting on Monday, according to Marca.
“Now we are looking for alternatives and whatever happened here it is in the end good for Barca because if he stayed then we have a great player and if he goes then we bring in a lot of money.
“The 222 million euros we will spend sensibly, strictly and wisely. It will be used to improve the club and with this it means that we are in a great position to sign players.
“This year there will not be a trident but we can now talk about a team. We will bring in players, the first has been Semedo, but there will be more.”