Barcelona salary cap cut by € 250m for new season

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La Liga salary cap figures for the 2021/22 campaign are expected to be officially released on Thursday, with FC Barcelona suffering a shocking € 250million cut to their salary budget from the 2020/21 season.

The Blaugrana suffered a nightmarish summer transfer window, losing captain and club legend Lionel Messi, while only managing to register free signings for Eric Garcia, Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay in the window’s final days.

Gerard pique

Pique suffered a pay cut for his club / Soccrates Images / Getty Images

Gerard Pique also suffered a significant pay cut to allow Barca to register their new stars, and Antoine Griezmann has been loaned to Atletico Madrid in an attempt to ease the financial pressure.

And the reasoning behind those efforts was uncovered by COPE, after Spanish media revealed that Barcelona’s salary cap had been reduced by € 250m since last season based on club income amid the pandemic. of coronavirus.

Figures for each La Liga club have been released, showing big-spending Barcelona are now seated seventh place in the list of salary caps, behind Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Athletic Club. This penalty forced the Blaugrana to empty their club, after they had organized a clearance sale last summer.

Barca have attempted to offload a number of first-team stars and squad players in the summer transfer window, selling Emerson Royal and Junior Firpo to the Premier League, while allowing Francisco Trincao, Miralem Pjanic and Griezmann to leave on loan.

They were also unable to put Messi on their squad as they could not offer him a new contract when his old contract expired in July 2021. The club subsequently made an incredible number of cuts in a desperate attempt to balance the books.

Real Madrid are entitled to the highest salary budget for 2021/22, rising from € 473m to € 739m, meaning Los Blancos can spend money on newcomers and offer salaries lucrative.

At the bottom of the pile is Valencia, who can only spend € 30m on salaries each year, once again reduced from last year’s high of € 93m.


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