FC Barcelona is doing the heaviest measure in the negotiations with Frenco de Jong. The club wants to cut its profits. However, the Dutchman seems to have a completely different view of the matter. Both sides can not agree According to “The Athletic”, FC Barcelona has collected evidence that the provisions in De Jong’s contract are criminal. The matter may be clarified in court proceedings.
Bartomeu invaded FC Barcelona? Four footballers with astronomical contracts and promises
The case of Frenkie de Jong is special, as he is one of the club’s best-paid players. He can count on profits of 30 million euros annually as of 2020. Then that was the president F.C.B, Josep Maria Bartomeu extended the contract of the 25-year-old player until 2026. The negotiations took into account an annex, according to which the player’s salary was reduced in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons due to the pandemic. The club had to pay the difference (18 million) in the following years of the contract. These start with the 2022/23 season.
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Cadena SER journalists have researched the legal tricks FC Barcelona is preparing for players. And according to their findings, there are more cases like De Jong. We read on Twitter: “Barcelona lawyers have found clear signs of crime in four renewed decades.” Aside from De Jong, these are the goalkeeper – Marc-Andre Ter Stegena contracts and defenders – Gerrard Pique and Clement Lenglet.
“In the first year, the club was supposed to save about 16-18 million euros, but according to the calculations, in the following years the salaries will consume up to 311 million” – added the Spanish media. The contracts of all four players were renewed at the same time, a few days before Bartomeu’s board of directors resigned.
FC Barcelona has already taken steps to amend the terms of the contracts of de Jong, Ter Stegen, Lenglet and Pique. So far, only the latter has been able to come to an agreement. The Spaniard was the only one who agreed to renegotiate the terms of the contract. The former guaranteed him a salary of 25 million euros for the year. It currently receives less than half that amount (about 10.2 million).
Bartomeu’s agreements guarantee footballers a double salary increase for the second year of their validity. Cadena SER confirms that “the club wants these contracts to expire and to return to pre-renewal terms, but the matter is in the hands of lawyers and legal services that see signs of crime.”
It is not known how the FC Barcelona authorities will resolve this matter. Currently Clement Lenglet It does not represent the club’s colors, because it is on loan Tottenham Hotspur. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has a contract valid until 2025 and Gerard Pique until 2024. The media also did not say whether Bartomeu would be considered in possible legal solutions to the problem. And whether there are any legal consequences for it.
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