It’s no secret that FC Barcelona is facing big financial problems. The club would like to obtain a further reduction in the wages of certain players.
Eric Garcia, Kun Aguero and Memphis Depay joined Catalonia at the end of their contract with Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais. FC Barcelona, which faces major financial problems, must absolutely reduce its payroll if the club wants to continue to strengthen this summer.
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Barça, through its sports director, Mateo Alemany, would like some players in the workforce to agree to reduce their salaries in order to relieve the club’s finances. According to Sport, the players concerned are: Jordi Alba, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets.
While they have already refused two proposals, the Spanish media announces that a new meeting has taken place between the agents and the sports directors. A meeting which did not bear fruit since the players via their representative once again refused to reduce their wages. Faced with the failure of negotiations, the president, Joan Laporta should take the matter back in hand, according to the Spanish media
Barça under pressure from Javier Tebas
According to the Catalan press, including Sport, Esportiu and Mundo Deportivo, the Argentine striker – officially free since July 1 – has reached an agreement with the Blaugrana club to sign a new contract … of five years, which This would lead him until 2026, the year of his 39th birthday. The newspaper specifies that Lionel Messi – who received around 138 million euros gross per year – would have accepted a 50% salary cut, and that his new contract would include a release clause sufficiently dissuasive for rival clubs.
The president of the Spanish League, Javier Tebas declared a few weeks ago that Barça absolutely had to sell and reduce its payroll to extend the pulga. “The rules concerning the wage bill will not be changed or relaxed. We will not change any rule for Messi,” he warned.