Barcelona owe €102 million in wages to Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets
The club’s financial struggles have been well documented and they have to activate a number of economic levers in order to register their new players for the new La Liga season.
That meant Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski were all able to be registered, though Jules Kounde is still in limbo and was ineligible for the 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano last weekend.
🚨🚨| FC Barcelona have to pay €52M to Gerard Piqué & €50M to Sergio Busquets next season. @ARAesports
— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) August 17, 2022
As they have done before, Barca’s long-serving players have been asked to take hefty pay cuts. But according to Catalan outlet ARA, there hasn’t been much progression with Busquets and Pique as they are both owed huge sums.
€50 million is the amount which belongs to Busquets, though it’s said the issue is not too pressing as he is set to extend his contract at the Nou Camp and is content with the money being paid in the years remaining on his new deal.
Frenkie de Jong, who has the source of constant speculation, is believed to be owed £17 million in wages in relation to a deferred salary cut agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: “How on earth can you buy players when you have no money? I find it a disgrace. And Laporta who keeps laughing everywhere with his big head. This man thinks he’s the king. But I think he’s a bit of an idiot.”
A furious Van der Vaart ahead of Barça vs Rayo Vallecano: [1/3]
“How on earth can you buy players when you have no money? I find it a disgrace. And Laporta who keeps laughing everywhere with his big head. This man thinks he’s the king. But I think he’s a bit of an idiot.” pic.twitter.com/xVKhHlhJNd
— 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) August 13, 2022