Despite the best intentions of the Blaugrana board, it now seems that in the season – 2020/21 further reduction may occur.
The Barca president Bartomeu prepares to reduce salary payments to players again
More than two months have passed since Barcelona asked their senior players to take a considerable salary cut after the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent impact on football finances. However, despite the best intentions of the Blaugrana board, it now seems that in the season – 2020/21 further reduction may occur. Josep Maria Bartomeu is seriously preparing to reduce salary payments to players in the next campaign. However, everything will depend on what happens in the summer transfer market. And what money the Catalan giants can bring through sales. It is reported that the suspension of competitive football costs the club an income of 150 million to 175 million euros, of which only about 50 million euros were returned through sales.
In addition to the 70 percent pay cut that the players took. An additional two percent cut was applied to help pay unsportsmanlike employees at Camp Nou. However, the moderation of salaries is not enough to balance the books of the club. Which has one of the highest salary accounts in world football. Between the bonus and transfer payments, Barcelona believes that it will have to pay about 630 million euros. But Catalan Radio said it wants to save another 10 million euros in the coming months in the form of reductions. However, nothing has been decided yet, if the measure is necessary. Barcelona is determined that there will be much more communication with the players. To avoid the problems that caused the initial reduction in salary.