Recently, the La Liga organizing committee announced the allowable salary ceiling for clubs in Spain’s top league. Notably, although still allowed to be in the top 3 just behind Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Barcelona has far exceeded its salary ceiling.
La Liga President Javier Tebas acknowledged Barca’s efforts but said the Catalan giants need to make choices to avoid receiving appropriate penalties.
“Even though Barca has not reached the salary limit, they have made a lot of efforts,” Javier Tebas told Football España. “We have to admit that.”
There are reports that Barcelona only paid Joao Felix 400 thousand euros in his loan contract from Atletico Madrid. However, the head of La Liga affirmed that this is still not enough.
“For our salary cap, Joao Felix’s contract is much bigger [hơn 400 nghìn euro].”
“About the pending player registration? Barca members must give a guarantee to register them. Either Barca makes other deals or the number of registered players will be very limited.”
Javier Tebas also stated that the actual salary may differ from the amount stated on their salary cap.
“One thing is how much the clubs pay the players and then on a case-by-case basis, there are internal valuations in La Liga to adjust these numbers to the market price. We valued Joao Felix’s contract much higher than what Barca paid.”
With Barcelona exceeding the salary cap by around 134 million euros, the impact of Felix’s contract is somewhat negligible. If the club wants to add more to the squad this season, they must sell off players and can only use 50% of the money saved or earned from those deals.
Nam Thanh | 21:43 September 14, 2023