F.C.B In the summer transfers earned Sergio AgueroEric Garcia, Emerson Royal and Memphis Depay total just 9 million ملايين euro. These savings in the club from Catalonia are linked to a very sensitive financial situation BarcelonaIts debt is estimated at about one billion euros.
All this makes the new president Joan Laporta He is trying to reduce the club’s expenses as much as possible, which increased exorbitantly under the leadership of his predecessor, Josep Maria Bartomeu. The biggest of these are the players’ wages – most of them are overcharged and do not match the quality on the field. Barcelona has already terminated the contract with Matthews Fernandez, selling Junior Firpo Leeds United (for 15 million euros) and Jean-Clair Todibo to Nice (8.5 million euros), as well as the lease of Francisco Trincao to Wolverhampton Wanderers, but this is only a drop in the ocean of the club’s needs.
Barcelona wants to sell some players
Barcelona also wants to sell players such as Miralem Pjani Sam, Samuel Umtiti, Neto, Carles Alena and Philip Coutinho Or Martin Braithwaite, and also reduced contracts for some stars, such as Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba or Sergi Roberto. So far, this has only been achieved with Gerard Pique. In all other cases, the Barcelona president faces great resistance and there is less time to resolve.
For financial reasons, there is still uncertainty about the future Leo Messi, whose contract with Barcelona has already expired and although Laporta confirmed that things are going in the right direction, the Argentine has not yet signed the new agreement. Nor can the French trio Clement Lenglet, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann be sure of their confidence. According to Catalan radio RAC1, the problem for Barcelona is even greater.
Because of the 350 million loss for the 2020/21 season, league It intends to reduce the Camp Nou salary cap by more than 50% – from 347 million euros to 160 million. If this condition is not met, the league is to prevent Barcelona from registering new players, as well as Leo Messi.
Barcelona He was therefore forced to make massive cuts, which led, for example, to Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti’s offer to leave the club for free. Both have not taken advantage of it, but the despair of the Spanish Cup winners will be greater every day, and this could portend drastic steps on the part of Joan Laporta.