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The salary limit, the great obstacle between Barça de Laporta and five signings

Published:29/07/2021 - 17:41h

Updated:29/07/2021 - 22:10h

Fulfil with the 'Fair Play' financial of LaLiga is being a nightmare for the FC Barcelona... And it delays the plans of Joan Laporta

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The partners of the FC Barcelona chose to Joan Laporta like president, for the second time, because it is a person that knows to the club like few and, between other things, could achieve the continuity of Leo Messi, that was peligrando. However, although it is all the intention, of sure the Catalan lawyer did not expect that in the beginning of his second mandate the economic crisis was in his worst point; being the factor that has delayed his plan of 'revolutionise' to the Barça and go back it to carry to the highest.

They are very few the options that have from the City Condal, because they are a lot of open fronts those that have to resolve for 'sanear', at least half, the financial situation of the entity of face to the beginning of the exercise 2021-2022. The directors work without ceasing to achieve solutions, but seem to be in a labyrinth without exit. The main problem is that, if there is not a 'window', the Barça will not be able to inscribe to his five signings of this summer... And the situation will be much graver of what any one had been able to imagine.

It fits to remember that the blaugrana have fichado to cost zero to Eric García (Manchester City), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) and Memphis Depay (Olympique of Lyon), in addition to having paid to the Real Betis the nine million euros to do with the whole of the rights of Emerson Royal to reinforce the right side. To this, it would be necessary to add him the case of Leo Messi, the one who finalised his bond with the Barcelona entity the past 1 July. The Barça, as with the players that have arrived from other clubs, has to inscribe it like a 'signing' new in LaLiga.

To reach the registration, the Barcelona club has two options: Or rebaja of extraordinary way the mass salarial for 'go in' in the limit of LaLiga, with income 'bomb' of sponsorships that allow to fulfil with the 'Fair Play' financial or, assuming that they have exceeded the ceiling of the patronal, stick to the rule of 25% (1 to 4) of which so many times has spoken because, as it has manifested Javier Thebes in repeated occasions, from LaLiga do not go to do "the fat sight" neither go to change the rules only so that the Barça can have Leo Messi.

Like this then , the rule '1 to 4' is the panorama more 'easy' for the Barça, but the reality is that it is extremely complicated, since it supposes that the club only can use a fourth part of what add by sales or savings salariales to inscribe to a player, that is to say, if 'The Flea' goes to earn 40 gross millions, the culés would have to save 160 millions and like this successively, with the rest of footballers that are called to form part of the Barcelona discipline from the course 2021-2022.

It is a reality more than complicated, because in addition to the of Leo, that already is a figure 'impossible', would have that free other 140 'kilos' (or more, probably) to complete the register of Depay, Agüero, Eric García or Emerson Royal. Of there that in the offices of the Camp Nou work without stopping, especially in this week, because during the next is foreseen that they return the rest of international, included Messi, and to exception of which are representing to Spain in the Olympic games of Tokyo.

Solutions... (Or more problems)

The road 'fast' to fulfil with the Fair Play financial is to insist in the exit of the players with which Ronald Koeman does not explain, being the cases of Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic or Philippe Coutinho, in addition to which have a very high wage (Antoine Griezmann, in concrete), but are not operations so simple as they seem since they are footballers with little or directly without market. Besides that, that already is worrisome, the high montos that are missing for amortising complicate all the situation.

Because the reality is that to the Barça does not serve him of at all, practically, sell to Coutinho by 20 million euros (his maximum value of market), due to the fact that they still remain 45 'kilos' for amortising of his traspaso from the Liverpool... Or the case of Griezmann, with 81 pending millions. Only if the club achieves an exit by an upper figure (would be a miracle, as they are the things), would be speaking of positive operations. For the moment, it has not existed this panorama and the culés have collected 35 'kilos', maximum, in question of traspasos.

Another option... More complicated still

The discount salarial of the 'heavy weights' is being a big problem for the directors of the club. Everything seems to indicate that they have planted and do not give his arm to twist with a reduction of his annual wage. The reason is so simple like complex, by contradictory that sound. The players are conscious that the Barça needs of his help, but consider unfair that have to do an effort of such magnitude no for 'save' the economy, but so that they can inscribe the signings.

Of some way, is an a bit incoherent situation, because they ask an esfruerzo brutal (recess the wage to the half), when the Barça is in the market and has purchased new 'perlas'. They are in his right to plant and Laporta, Alemany, Yuste and company will have to persuade them, but already has showed that it will be a task very, very complicated... But no impossible.

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