The past few years have not been favorable for Barcelona’s bank accounts, as the Spanish giants have struggled with wages and transfer fees. Over the past few summers, they have also struggled to sign players up for the season.
Barca’s financial situation makes it difficult to sign players in January and that could affect coach Xavi’s plans this summer, with some rumors floating around that he want Lionel Messi back.
Messi could bring in huge ticket sales for the club if he re-signs. But the Catalan giants have yet to figure out how to pay Messi.
In fact, they are still facing many difficulties in paying the current players. According to Relevo, Barca is struggling financially to match La Liga’s salary cap for next season. They are considering a solution to cut the players’ salaries by 15%. The club hopes this solution will save about 70 million euros.
However, to convince all members of the team to agree to a salary cut is not an easy thing. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Blaugrana struggled to convince the players to reduce their wages. Even they have not adequately compensated these people.
Financial difficulties are not the only problems Barca are facing. The Catalan club are facing corruption allegations, which rivals Real Madrid are not happy with.
They may also face legal action from Los Blancos. If found guilty, Blaugrana could face severe punishment, possibly even relegation.