Tiger Fighting, September 25 Since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic in March, Barcelona's financial situation has taken a sharp turn due to the loss of many important sources of income. The high salary expenditures in the first team's locker room undoubtedly made the club's finances that were not optimistic. According to a report by the veteran Catalan journalist Javier Miguel in the Aspen newspaper, Barcelona has successfully saved about 52 million euros in wages for the club by selling Rakitic, Vidal and Suarez this summer.
9月25日，老虎搏斗（Tiger Fighting）自3月份爆发新的王冠疫情以来，由于许多重要收入来源的损失，巴塞罗那的财务状况发生了急剧变化。一队更衣室的高薪支出无疑使俱乐部的财务状况不容乐观。根据资深加泰罗尼亚记者哈维尔·米格尔（Javier Miguel）在阿斯彭报纸上的报道，巴塞罗那今年夏天通过出售拉基蒂奇，维达尔和苏亚雷斯成功为俱乐部节省了约5200万欧元的工资。
Among those who left, the highest salary was Suarez, who had an annual salary of 23.4 million Euros before tax. Uruguayans have the third highest salary in the rankings, second only to Messi’s 70.7 million Euros and Griezmann’s 45.8 million Euros. Rakitic was previously holding a pre-tax annual salary of 13.3 million euros, the sixth highest in the team. Vidal holds a pre-tax annual salary of 9 million euros, but this level can only rank 11th in the team. As for the sale of Semedo, this is more for income-generating needs than for wages. In fact, Semedo's annual salary of 7.5 million euros before tax can only be ranked 15th in the team.
Among the high-paying people staying in the team, Umtiti, who holds the seventh highest pre-tax annual salary of 12 million euros in the team, is the most troublesome for Barcelona. The player has been suffering from a knee injury that began two years ago, but due to his insistence on giving up surgery to participate in the 2018 World Cup, the injury has been repeated since then. Selling the Frenchman has become an impossible task. The only way out is to loan him to another team and assume part of his salary, or to terminate his contract directly.
At present, Barcelona has successfully controlled the salary expenditure below 500 million euros. Although the players introduced by Barcelona this summer will increase the expenditure in this respect, the salary of the new players can not be compared with the leaving players. By selling these players, Barcelona has saved more than 52 million euros in salary. The ultimate goal of Bartomeu is to reduce wages by 100 million euros. If you can lose 70 million, Bartomeu would already be thankful. As for the remaining 30 million, Barcelona will seek further communication with the captains of the first team to try to persuade the locker room to make another pay cut this season.