The countdown is on for FC Barcelona! Still unable to register its recruits for the La Liga season, which are fast approaching, Barça must free up payroll before August 13, the date of the first match of the season against Rayo Vallecano.
Moreover, the Catalan press has revealed that Barca are indebted to one of their own players and not the least, Gerard Pique. The Blaugrana captain had agreed to a pay report during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to keep the club afloat financially. We add a second salary report (last year) in order to be able to register rookies Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia in La Liga. Don’t forget to factor in Pique’s astronomical salary in this mess and you end up with a final mix of over €50m for Barca. It’s expensive for a 35-year-old central defender, considered by his coach to be the fifth defender in the hierarchy.
Xavi will not be able to play his recruits in La Liga
FC Barcelona has been particularly active during this transfer window, Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Raphinha, Franck Kessié it would be a shame to have recruited all these beautiful people to see them polish the stands of Camp Nou next Friday. We then understand Barça’s desire to demand yet another financial effort from its emblematic captain during an interview on Wednesday.
The Catalans especially want to avoid having to perform a new “palanca” by selling part of their TV rights. An effective solution in the short term but which could prove disastrous for the finances of the club in the long term. It remains to be seen if Pique wants to recover his money immediately or if he is ready to make a last effort for the club of his life.