Barcelona players agree to take pay cut to allow Sergio Aguero to sign up

Barcelona players agree to take pay cut to allow Sergio Aguero to sign up
A number of veteran Barcelona players have agreed to take a pay cut to ensure Sergio Agüero can be registered for the upcoming season.

Barcelona’s dire financial condition, with debts in excess of €1.3 billion, led Lionel Messi to leave the club for PSG and also question the registration of four new players; Eric Garcia, Emerson Royal, Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero.
Agüero’s calf injury, which keeps him out until November, means he will not be listed as the last of the quartet.
But the salary cuts of the three La Masia alumni create enough budget to ensure Aguero can play this season.

LFP regulations require the Primera and Segunda teams to ensure that a maximum of 70% of their income is spent on salaries, but even after losing Messi, Barcelona still beats that figure.

Players are discarded, but this requires intervention from senior club legends to ensure sufficient numbers are reached.

So when Agüero is active again, he can follow the league games.

A Barcelona statement said: “The wage cuts for Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, two of the four first-team captains signed this Tuesday, have allowed FC Barcelona to achieve two goals: registering Sergio Aguero in the Spanish Football League (LFP) and expanding club boundaries. on financial rules for fair play.
Sergio and Jordi Alba have agreed changes to the financial terms of their contracts which include a pay cut for the current season and a deferral of payments for the remaining years.

“The attitude of the two players comes after the recent deal signed by Gerard Pique which also allowed his Memphis team-mates Eric Garcia and Ray Manai to join the league.”