- Barcelona currently has one of the highest salary wages in Europe as the Catalan club spends over £4m on players’ wages weekly
- Despite the well-documented financial troubles that the Camp Nou club has been hit with, it hasn’t stopped them from splashing the cash on players
- Barcelona has spent a total of £140 million on new players this summer despite their debt rising to €1.173 billion
Frenkie de Jong is Barcelona’s top earner heading into the 2022/23 season as the Dutch midfielder presently takes home £470,156 per week from the Catalan giants.
The 25-year-old has been a subject of transfer interest from Manchester United, but he is reluctant to leave Barcelona as he still has 4 years left on his current deal at Camp Nou.
According to Sport Bible, New signing Robert Lewandowski is ranked fourth with a wage of £302,208 per week, while veterans Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets are amongst the top 5 earners.
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Young sensation, Ansu Fati is also amongst the top earners at Barcelona as the forward earns a staggering £224,842 per week while rejuvenated Ousmane Dembele drops down on the list after taking a pay cut earlier this summer.
The likes of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Gerard Pique, Memphis Depay, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen all fail to make the top 10 earners at the La Liga club.
Here is the full list of Barcelona’s top 10 earners
1. Frenkie de Jong – £470,156 per week
2. Sergio Busquets – £354,591 per week
3. Jordi Alba – £335,733 per week
4. Robert Lewandowski – £302,208 per week
5. Miralem Pjanic – £251,760 per week
6. Ansu Fati – £224,842 per week
7. Ousmane Dembele – £221,619 per week
8. Franck Kessie – £218,235 per week
9. Raphinha – £201,472 per week
10. Jules Kounde – £201,472 per week
Martin Braithwaite agrees to leave Barcelona this summer
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona are finding that parting ways with players is harder than it looks.
Frenkie de Jong and Sergino Dest both refused to leave the club, and now Martin Braithwaite is doing the same.
The Danish striker is also on the unwanted list at Barcelona and has agreed to leave, but only on one condition.
Source: Sports Brief News