Barcelona need to offer Lionel Messi £170m to keep the Argentine genius at the Nou Camp.
Reports below show the cause of their financial issues.
Messi’s current contract indicates he is costing Barcelona €1.3m a week, while Antoine Griezmann is a staggering €880,000-a-week.
Shockingly, unutilised players Miralem Pjanic and Philippe Coutinho are earning €8,400,000 and €8,580,000 respectively.
Barcelona can’t register Aguero, Depay or any of their new signings after exceeding the La Liga salary cap 💰
With reported wages like this, we’re not shocked 😳
Griezmann – 881k/w
De Jong – 400k/w
Dembele – 230k/w
And they still need to find room for Messi’s new contract 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RLjHIy3evk
— Super 6 (@Super6) July 6, 2021
Rumours suggest that Barcelona need to shed €200m in order to balance their finances.
A number of stars have been linked with moves away from the Nou Camp, including Samuel Umtiti, Pjanic, Coutinho, Clement Lenglet, Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite.
❗Barcelona sent a letter of freedom to Miralem Pjanić and Samuel Umtiti.
• What the club wanted is that the players do not collect the remaining wages of the contract at Barcelona and give the player the option to terminate their contracts. #FCB 🇧🇦x🇫🇷
— Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) July 4, 2021
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the wage-cutting is to secure a deal to keep Messi.
A lot lies on Ronald Koeman after Barcelona finished third in the La Liga behind Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.