FC Barcelona – La Liga Players have until November 23 to study it
No agreement was concluded over the matter of salary cuts for Barcelona players on Wednesday, the day that had been set as the deadline to reach a solution, yet an extension has been granted in order for the squad to study a new proposal.
The interim board of the club led by Carles Tusquets put forward the updated proposal and are hopeful that the additional time given to the players will see a fruitful conclusion for all parties, although it is anything but straightforward seeing as each player varies on the number of years remaining on their current deal as well as the salary figure itself.
Tusquets maintains a policy that, in general terms, is the same as that proposed by Josep Maria Bartomeu’s board, which aims to reduce salaries, with a necessity to bring down the 190 million euros spent on annual player wages. On Thursday, the interim board will meet to analyse the meetings held during this week with the representatives of the players. The salary cut is, today, the most urgent issue that the club is dealing with.
The coronavirus crisis has hit the coffers of the Catalan club hard. Now it seems that, at last, the final stage of this process has been reached. In the event that there is no agreement, Barcelona could act unilaterally. Gerard Pique, Frenkie de Jong, Clement Lenglet and Marc-Andre ter Stegen have already reached an agreement, whose renewals were announced a day before the negotiations began. All of them, in addition to accruing the payments, extended their contract duration.