Barcelona are set to be subject to La Liga’s spending restrictions as they face another season well over their salary limit.
The Blaugrana had a salary limit of €648.8m with which to pay their players within La Liga regulations last season, following the sale of numerous assets to the tune of €667m the previous year.
They were spending around €566m, but now they will be well over their limit again, as has happened in previous seasons. According to Relevo, their new salary limit is set to be just €270m without the asset sales.
Barcleona had been optimistic about their work, slashing their wage bill by €162m during that period, seeing the likes of Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets leave. Their new wage bill is around €404m, meaning they will be €134m over their current figure – 49% in excees.
This means that Barcelona will only be able to spend 50% of the money they save in wages they remove from their wage bill, in addition to 50% of the extra they make from sales, until they are back in the black.
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