Barcelona plan to cut the salaries of all their players ahead of next season, according to Relevo.
The club is in a terrible financial situation and must drastically slash expenses.
La Liga president Javier Tebas barred Barca from signing or registering players in the winter transfer window. It will be the same this summer unless they balance their finances.
Barcelona plan on selling some deadwood in their squad. They know they’ll likely lose one or two crucial stars to make up their €180 million deficit.
Club president Joan Laporta now wants to appeal to all the players at the club to take a salary reduction.
Barcelona must spend another €100 million this summer to make matters worse. They are working on the Spotify Camp Nou and need to temporarily change stadiums.
They will spend the entire 2023/24 campaign away from Camp Nou and will likely play their home games at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium.
To minimise the impact of the temporary stadium change, the club is considering asking their first-team players for help.
Barcelona will ask some players to take cuts and others for deferrals. They will ask players with contracts ending in 2024 to take reductions. They will defer payment for those with contracts beyond next year.
They would save around €70 million from this move, allowing them to play elsewhere and operate in the transfer market.
This summer is crucial for the Catalan giants. They plan to bring back Lionel Messi as he departs Paris Saint-Germain for free.
Messi is on massive wages that will weigh on Barcelona’s already crippling finances. Laporta and the board must get creative to keep the club afloat and remain competitive.
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