La Liga has informed all clubs of their salary cap this season, which the organizers will review over the next five months when the January transfer window closes.
Accordingly, Barcelona’s new salary limit this season fell to 270 million euros, much lower than the figure of 648 million euros set in February..
Despite the large cut, Barca’s salary ceiling is still the third highest in La Liga, only behind Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Los Blancos lead the way with a salary cap of 727 million euros, while Atletico Madrid’s is set at 296 million euros.
Barcelona is still facing many financial difficulties despite the leadership having implemented a series of economic levers. The Camp Nou home team also pushed away a series of high-paid players such as Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, and Ousmane Dembele.
Some new recruits are recruited on a free transfer or for a small fee and must agree to a significant salary cut.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has also extended his contract with a salary reduction to help the club during this difficult time. Despite those efforts, Barcelona is still expected to exceed the current salary cap of around 404 million euros. That means president Joan Laporta and his colleagues still have a lot of work to do.
Nam Thanh | 18:26 September 14, 2023