- Barcelona are struggling to register their new signings ahead of the new season due to a lack of funds
- Gerard Piqué has already agreed to take a salary cut to help the team register new players
- Sergio Busquets is considering renegotiating his contract with Barcelona but wants certain guarantees
Barcelona are in a desperate race against time to free up funds to register their new signings.
The Catalan giants are now relying on players to take a salary cut ahead of the new season in order to have more money available.
Gerard Piqué has already agreed to a salary cut, but Sergio Busquets is still considering what to do.
As reported by Football Espana, Busquets is willing to do what he can to help but wants reassurances that he will receive his deferred wages later.
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Is Sergio Busquets the only player hesitant to take a salary cut?
No. Frenkie de Jong is holding out on agreeing on a salary cut with the club. The Dutch midfielder does not want to leave the club this transfer window and does not want to agree to a salary cut to stay. The club also owes him money for deferred wages from a previous salary cut.
What does Gerard Piqué’s salary cut mean for the rest of the squad?
With Pique agreeing to take a salary cut, the pressure has been piled on the other players, The Mirror reported. However, with one star agreeing to help the team, Barcelona expects others to follow suit.
What is Barcelona’s situation like now with regards to registering players?
Currently, Barcelona cannot register their new signings Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Koundé. They also can’t register Ousmane Dembélé and renewed Sergi Roberto, who were re-signed.
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While the players were able to play pre-season friendlies, they cannot participate in the upcoming season unless registered.
What have Barcelona proposed to Sergio Busquets?
Barcelona are trying to negotiate a new deal with Busquets, much as they did with Pique. The proposal is that they will renew his contract until 2024 but delay some part of his salary until the second year of his contract extension.
He would also have a clause in the contract allowing him to leave the club as a free agent at the end of the coming season and receive his full wages.
Barcelona to activate the 4th lever so the club can register all new players for La Liga this season
Barcelona’s bid to register their new summer signings has received a significant boost as the club has decided to activate the 4th lever to generate more money.
Due to the club's financial struggles, the Catalan giants have seen their previous request to register all new players rejected as they failed to meet La Liga’s financial requirements.
Source: Sports Brief News