Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Umtiti, Dembélé … Barça lets out a huge rant!

Posted January 7, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. by BC

While the Catalan press recently unveiled the salaries of some Xavi players, at a time when FC Barcelona is trying to reduce its payroll, the club wanted to clear things up, firmly denying the sums announced .

Since his return to the presidency of FC Barcelona , Joan Laporta is scrambling to sort out the club’s financial woes, including causing Lionel Messi to leave last summer. This winter, several players are thus being pushed towards the exit in order to alleviate a bursting payroll, consequences of the colossal emoluments of certain players of Xavi as affirmed Esport3. According to the Catalan channel, Gerard Piqué , Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba – the three captains of FC Barcelona – lead the ranking of the highest paid players by the club culé, with respective salaries estimated at 28, 23 and 20M € gross per season. Gerard Pique had agreed to cut his salary during the crisis to allow for the registration of new recruits last summer but was reportedly getting his due in the form of a loyalty bonus. Samuel Umtiti also has a gross remuneration estimated at 20M €, closely followed by Philippe Coutinho, touching until now 16M €, enough to justify his loan to < strong> Aston Villa formalized this Friday by the two clubs. Marc-André ter Stegen (14M €), Ousmane Dembélé (12M €) and Sergi Roberto (12M €) complete this ranking unveiled by Esport3. Colossal amounts denied this Friday evening by FC Barcelona .

“The amounts mentioned in the information are incorrect”

In a statement published on its website, FC Barcelona wanted to deny the figures unveiled in recent hours by Esport3. “Regarding the statements made by Mr. Lluís Canut yesterday in the TV3 program 'Onze', FC Barcelona would like to clarify the following points. In any case, information on the salaries of some first-team players has not been provided by the Club and its origin is unknown. In any event, the amounts mentioned in the information are incorrect, do not correspond to reality and, moreover, in the case of the first three players mentioned, it gives fixed amounts which, being variable, may not be never be deserved. It is wrong to say that the mentioned players only carried over 100% of their salary. Mr Pique, Mr Busquets and Mr Alba gave up part of their salary when they signed their last contract renewal last summer. We consider it inappropriate, unprofessional and in bad faith for this information to be offered as true and truthful and we regret that information of this type is provided, affecting the personal rights of players and which deserves, when true. , the utmost confidentiality. “

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