Barcelona First-team players and board reach agreement
A truce has been called between the Barcelona First-team players and the club’s board to negotiate salary
reductions, according to reports.
The club’s financial figures, as outlined by Marca, show that the debt at the club has risen from €217m in June
2019 to €488m in June 2020.
Diario AS cite reports from Cadena Ser’s Catalunya station which claims that an agreement has been reached
that will see the first-team squad speak to the board in a separate negotiation which will not involve wage cuts
across the non-playing staff at the club.
Barça have recently renewed the contracts of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Clement Lenglet, Frenkie De Jong and
Gerard Piqué which will temporarily reduce their salaries before increasing them in the long-term to
New signings Sergio Dest, Francisco Trincao, and Miralem Pjanic were all signed under those conditions and the
coming days will see negotiations continue with Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Philippe Coutinho
and Ousmane Dembélé, among the others.
The most unique case is that of Lionel Messi – the world’s best-paid football – who ends his contract in June