The azulgrana team will announce this next week the salary reduction of Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, who will accompany the other captain, Gerard Piqué, in this economic sacrifice. According Sport, the following will be the highest salaries: the French and the Brazilian.
The Spanish central defender and FC Barcelona had to formalize the reduction of the footballer’s remuneration quickly so that Memphis Depay and Éric García could be registered for the first day of LaLiga. In the absence of announcing the gesture of the rest of the captains, the next would be Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, according to the means of Barcelona.
The objective of the president Joan Laporta and his board of directors would be to reduce all those salaries that do not go according to a logical salary scale and that take into account the delicate financial situation of the club. This amounts to the fact that all players, except those who arrived under his mandate, are susceptible to seeing their salary lowered.
The case of the French (68M gross) and the Brazilian (48M gross) will be followed by others such as Miralem Pjanic (32.5M gross), Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembélé (25M gross). In the case of the central and the French winger, there may be greater reluctance as they are in their penultimate and last year of contract, respectively. With the Bosnian it seems easier given the desire to return to Juventus and accept to lower his remuneration to wear again. bianconeri.
It should be noted that, in the middle of these reductions, it should also be appreciated that there are different players who are close to needing a contract renewal and that, normally, this means an increase in remuneration. This is the case of Pedro González “Pedri” and Ansu Fati, both linked until 2022 but with the option of the club extending them unilaterally until 2024. The same does not happen with a Sergi Roberto who has already made public his will to renew downwards.