According to ESPN, Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba will follow in the footsteps of Gerard Pique and take a big wage reduction to assist the club reduce its financial burden.
Barcelona is experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the ongoing global epidemic and excessive spending.
But, things appear to be improving after Gerard Pique willingly reduced his wage to assist Barcelona in registering new signings Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay, as well as Rey Manaj.
Jordi Alba is the second Barcelona player to take a pay cut in order to assist the Catalan club balance its accounts.
The 32-year-old full-back is under contract until 2024, with a salary of almost EUR15 million per year.
Yet, according to some rumors, Alba is expected to get a 25% pay cut from his current wage.
Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets, two other long-serving players, are poised to follow Pique and Alba and may face a wage decrease in the near future.
Barcelona will have to follow La Liga's rules regarding transfer spending and pay.
During to the pandemic, the ceiling was EUR600 million, but it has since been dramatically cut to EUR347 million this season.
Sources have confirmed to @samuelmarsden & @moillorens that Jordi Alba has agreed to a pay cut to support Barcelona's drive to reduce their payroll bill following years of extravagance.
It's worth remembering that Barcelona has yet to register new arrival Sergio Aguero. https://t.co/3oCsEoWp0Z pic.twitter.com/RDb1caB6nd -- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 23, 2021
After suffering an injury during pre-season, the former Manchester City forward will be out for at least two months.
Alba, Busquets, and Roberto's pay reduction should be enough for Blaugrana to sign Aguero whenever he is fit.
Also read David James' blog - The greatest foreign XI in Premier League history Barcelona is running out of time to offload some of their periphery players before the summer transfer window closes.
In the coming days, the Catalan giants still aim to get go of players like Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic.
The aforementioned two are paid extremely well, but they are not in Ronald Koeman's plans for this season, which is why they are currently on the transfer list.
Miralem Pjanic is being pursued by a slew of Serie A clubs, with Fiorentina the latest to express interest in the Bosnian international.
Jordi Alba consents to a pay raise [?
] Busquets and Roberto are still in contact, and Italian clubs are keeping an eye on Pjanic [?
] Umtiti prefers RB Leipzig to Barcelona over Ilaix Moriba News Round-Up: https://t.co/STfpXqkL3q -- Reshad Rahman (@ReshadRahman_) August 23, 2021 Also Read: Fabrizio Romano's Transfer Round-Up: Arsenal transfer news, Update on Harry Kane's future, and more Edited by Sankalp Srivastava
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