Barcelona’s focus has shifted from their recent La Liga triumph to resolving their Financial Fair Play issues ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window. In order to register new players, the club needs to make player sales and implement salary cuts to meet the required financial margin. Recent News Reports say that key Barcelona stars would need to reduce wage.
Barcelona News: Jordi Alba On Old Wage structure
According to reports from Gerard Romero, Barcelona president Joan Laporta and his brother-in-law Alejandro Echevarria held a meeting with veteran defender Jordi Alba. The meeting was to discuss the barca legends future prospects. Alba’s current contract with the club runs until 2024. But due to deferred wage payments and the incremental structure of his contract, he is owed a substantial €38 million for the 2023/24 season.
Given Barcelona’s financial constraints, they are considering options such as mutually terminating Alba’s contract or reaching an agreement with the 34-year-old for a pay reduction. Laporta reportedly informed Alba during their meeting that he would need to accept a 60% salary cut. Laporta added that the player had to defer his wages for an additional two years if he wishes to continue at the club beyond the current season. This would mean that Barcelona would continue paying him even after his contract expires in 2024.
It is unclear whether Alba has given a definitive answer to Laporta’s proposal. Another report from Helena Condis suggests that Alba expressed his desire to fulfill his contract at Barcelona. It means Jordi Alba expresses his willingness to help the club. Despite losing his starting position to Alejandro Balde, who is close to signing a new contract. Jordi Alba seems inclined to stay at the club for another year, even if his game-time is reduced.
The key point of negotiation remains the salary reduction. It remains to be seen if Barcelona has indeed requested a 60% wage cut from Alba. If so it would be interesting to see whether he will agree to these conditions.
As the summer unfolds, Barcelona will need to address their financial situation carefully. They need to ensure compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations while retaining key players. Alba’s future at the club hangs in the balance. The future negotiations will play a crucial role in determining whether he remains a part of the team for the upcoming season. Follow us for more Barcelona News and stay updated.