An atmosphere of sadness has enveloped Barcelona in the past few days. After Messi said goodbye to Barca, the team’s leadership received a lot of criticism. In economic terms, Messi’s departure also caused the club to significantly reduce its revenue from shirt sales, image rights and advertising.
After a series of gloomy days, Barca finally received the good news. Accordingly, 3 players, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Rey Manaj have completed the registration procedures to play in LaLiga. This also means that the three players mentioned above can play in the first round of La Liga against Real Sociedad.
Barca is eligible to register rookies
Specifically, Barcelona announced on its homepage: “FC Real Sociedad.Barcelona can register Memphis, Eric Garcia and Rey Manaj to play in Liga. This was achieved thanks to an agreement with Gerard Piqué, under which the salary of the second Barça captain was significantly reduced.
This means all first team players will be selected by Ronald Koeman for this Sunday’s Liga opening match against Real Sociedad.
The club is also continuing to work with two other captains, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, to adjust their salaries to suit the club’s current situation. It should be noted that both players are completely willing to cooperate.”
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This summer, FC Barcelona made a number of deals or loaned its players to reduce the salary fund, and at the same time have more transfer budget. Jean-Clair Todibo was sold for 8 million euros to OGC Nice, Junior Firpo to Leeds United for 15 million, Trincao was loaned to Wolverhampton Wanderers for 6 million.
Depay is expected to fill Messi’s position
Player Carles Alena was transferred to Getafe for 5 million and Konrad De la Fuente left for Olympique Marseille for 3.5 million euros.
Currently, the Nou Camp team is selling cheap midfielder Samuel Umtiti and midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Umtiti currently receives $295,000 a week, while Pjanic receives $375,000 a week. However, the teams are shy when the salary requirements of these two players are too high.