It seems that the Barcelona disaster during last season was not
only football, but also spread to the coffers of the Spanish club,
whose resources have been greatly eroded, which may be
reflected in wages.
Barcelona has begun its efforts to implement a serious plan to
reduce the salaries of all club employees, including players, by
30 percent, according to local media reports.
Radio station “Cadena Ser” said that the club is seeking this step
to ease the financial pressure it is facing recently, after it was
exacerbated by the emerging corona virus crisis.
The source said that the club will enter into negotiations with
players and workers from now until November 5 to convince
them of his plan.
But “Cadena Ser” revealed that some of the stars of the team
have already expressed their dissatisfaction with the plan, and it
will not be easy to persuade them to implement it, without
mentioning their names.
The radio said that some of the players threatened to terminate
their contracts next year, if their wages were deducted.
The Catalan club is already going through a financial crisis, as
its debt has more than doubled in the last two years, from 217
million euros in June 2019 to 488 million in the same month
of this year.
The team bid farewell to the 2019-2020 season empty-handed
for the first time since 2007, and left the Champions League
with a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, with
a score of 2-8 that required changing the technical staff and
dispensing with some players.