Joan Laporta, president of the FC Barcelona


Laporta outlines his strategy to meet his next challenge at Barça

Published:19/07/2021 - 12:08h

Updated:19/07/2021 - 16:31h

With Messi practically 'tied' and the exit operation under way, Laporta prepares his strategy to continue reducing the wage bill

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The economic situation of the FC Barcelona is extremely delicate and are many the extreme measures that the club has to take for sanear his arks or, at least, take out to 'float' the accounts in the beginning of the exercise 2021-2022. Joan Laporta leads the resolution of all the most urgent problems that left the management of Josep María Bartomeu, but is a very complicated task that is taking more time of the expected and with a lot of obstacles on the way.

The mass salarial is the subject that more concerns in Can Barça because it determines the rest of the actions to be followed in the team. The club, to consequence of the economic losses by the pandemia of the coronavirus and other factors, will see reduced in 50% his limit salarial regarding the of the past season. The figures, a priori, are alarming because it would suppose to happen of 347 million euros to 160 'kilos', or even less, reason by which urge promote the 'operation gone out' culé this summer.

The Barça, for the moment, has ingresado to his arks 31,5 millions, apróximadamente, by the sales, but is a very move# away figure to the real needs that has the club, considering that they have to inscribe, besides, to the new signings (Eric García, Memphis Depay, Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero and Emerson Royal) and to the own Leo Messi, the one who became free agent after his bond with the blaugrana won on 30 June. The true is that the Argentinian is the do under the sleeve of Laporta to give loose rein to his next strategy in the club.

It fits to remember that although 'The Flea' has not signed his new agreement with the Barça, his continuity is practically ensured after arriving to a principle in accordance with the culés until the season 2025-2026, that is to say, with five years more than agreement. In addition to the important extension of his stay in the Camp Nou, what more calls the attention of the deal is the percentage of reduction of his annual wage, that would be of 50% of what came earning up to now.

The example of Messi will be key so that now Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany begin to negotiate with the 'heavy weights' of the changing room so that they also reduce his wages. The club understands that if the Argentinian, the most important player of the history of the blaugrana, did similar effort to continue in the team, the rest of the players also will access to go down the wage.

Like this then , the balloon will happen it to him to Gerard Hammered, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, the four 'holy cows' of the Barcelona team. For this week are planned meetings with the agents of the players for tantear the terrain of face to the reductions of his annual wages, considering that they four are of the players that more earn in the staff (have won it to him, in any case).

It will not be a simple task

Although it is true that Leo Messi already has accessed to a discount of the half of his wage (would remain earning 20 net millions, as you report them, although the figure could be upper), with the rest of the players will be more complicated by the mount of his current wages. I hammered, Alba, Busquets or Sergi do not surpass, any, the 25 'kilos' annual and, as you report them up to now, would not sacrifice a so important reduction.

It has spoken that the club has put on the table a percentage of 40% less, but is a number that is still in discussion and that it will be leading in the meetings that are pautados for the next days between Alemany, Laporta and the agents of the 'heavy weights': Josep Maria Orobitg, the agent of Sergi and Busquets; Arturo Channels, representative of Hammered andV icente Forés, the one who represents to Jordi Alba.

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