Can Barcelona Club Unilaterally Cut Player Wages?

While most players across Europe have agreed to reduce wages to share the burden with the club, many Barcelona Club‘s players have rejected the offer. It is predicted that President Bartomeu will take action to establish order in this epidemic by liquidating 8 players.

While most players across Europe have agreed to reduce wages to share the burden with the club, many Barcelona players have rejected the offer. Club photo
While most players across Europe have agreed to reduce wages to share the burden with the club, many Barcelona players have rejected the offer. Club photo

First of all, the club legal experts are very sure of the terms of the contract. In the afternoon of March 13 local time, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez issued a national emergency order after the Cabinet meeting.

Accordingly, Spain is required to apply this measure for at least the next 15 days to prevent the strong spread of the pandemic in the country in recent days.

The law allows

This is the first time Spain has declared a state of emergency since 2010, after having been faced with a large-scale strike by air traffic controllers.

President Bartomeu is a lot of cunning in situations like this. Club photo
President Bartomeu is a lot of cunning in situations like this. Club photo

This allows the club to activate the provisional contingency program ERTE under Article 116 of the Spanish Constitution that allows employers to legally reduce their salaries by 70% on the grounds that no match is organized. organization (production and business stall). The important issue is how the statute of limitations to apply this provision if applied for 1 year like Messi will cost about $ 50 million.

When the games did not take place, the club’s revenue was seriously reduced. But the management’s request was rejected by the first-team players, even though the proposed figure was only 50% and that made Chairman Bartomeu have a strong reason to liquidate the players who do not contribute much to the team before having to officially apply the above rules.

But the club is very flexible

The Spanish Football Confederation also confirmed that only when the Government “gives the green light”, the Organizing Committee will consider the plan to continue playing the competition. Barcelona Club recently agreed to allow the Catalunya Department of Health to recruit a number of its training centers as research centers for local hospitals and clinics. At the same time, Blaugrana has confirmed that it has submitted the application for the temporary change of employment form to the competent authorities to receive benefits.

Sources leaked from the Camp Nou confirmed to AS 8 players were liquidated including: "Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho, now plus Antoine Griezmann, Carles Alena, Martin Braithwaite and Neto". Photo AS
Sources leaked from the Camp Nou confirmed to AS 8 players were liquidated including: “Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho, now plus Antoine Griezmann, Carles Alena, Martin Braithwaite and Neto”. Photo AS

In a statement released, Barcelona Club representatives said: “We believe that the players of the team need to accept a change of salary in the contract with the club, as well as the current difficult circumstances. Barca will submit a file to the Government Employment Office of the Autonomous Community of Catalunya in changing the current working conditions. “

However, the AS revealed the news that Barcelona Club will sell eight surplus players in the first team to rebuild the team for the next season. Sources from the Camp Nou confirmed to AS the liquidated players include: “Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, and Philippe Coutinho, now will have more Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite, Carles Alena and Neto”.

If the four names Rakitic, Vidal, Umtiti and Coutinho are not surprising because they are often mentioned in the newspapers at each transfer period. It seems that only needing the price as Chairman Bartomeu will quickly push away because they are the players that many big clubs want anyway.

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While midfielder Carles Alena and goalkeeper Neto have no place at the Camp Nou, the Braithwaite striker is only a “fire” contract in the situation of chipping the squad because of injury rather than intended to use. long term use.

But stubborn

But with Griezmann’s case, many people are surprised. Nearly a year ago, Barcelona Club had to spend 120 million euros for Atletico Madrid to be signed by the French striker. Griezmann is the contract that President Bartomeu spent so much effort, also the contract that made him touched by FIFA.

It seems that coach Setien and the club owner want to soon complete the plan to recruit a super-strong attack with Neymar (PSG) and Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) to add to the current star-studded squad of Barca. Club photo
It seems that coach Setien and the club owner want to soon complete the plan to recruit a super-strong attack with Neymar (PSG) and Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) to add to the current star-studded squad of Barca. Club photo

This season, he has made 26 appearances in La Liga, scored 8 goals (ranked third of the team after Messi and Suarez), 4 assists are not considered a profitable business, but Barca’s sale of 100 million euros, accepting a loss of 20 million euros is a surprise.

According to ESPN, the financial situation of the Barcelona Club is declining. The club is forced to earn a minimum of 60 million euros this season to balance the money, so “a job, a couple” when MU is waiting. In addition to attractive incentives, Man Utd will use shirt number 7 to entice Griezmann.

It seems that coach Setien and the club owner want to soon complete the plan to recruit a super-strong attack with Neymar (PSG) and Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan). Meanwhile, the AS claimed that the reason Griezmann was put on the transfer floor was that the leader of the group refused to reduce the pandemic season wages!
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