Prior to the start of the upcoming season, Barcelona has received a warning from LaLiga President Javier Tebas.
Prior to the start of the current season, Barcelona was in a difficult financial situation, and according to Tebas, the Catalan club will be in the same situation for the 2023–2024 campaign.
In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Tebas warned Barcelona that failing to reduce their payroll cost could result in penalty.
Tebas responded when asked if Barcelona would be affected by an early exit from the UEFA Champions League: “If they go out of the Champions League, they will have less money, but they will not have to pay bonuses. That won’t alter much.
The levers have been effective for them this season, but not the following.
“They need to cut back on salaries overall because they can’t keep spending more than 500 million euros.” If not, we shall discover the 1/4 rule for them again the following season.
Barcelona’s current pay bill is €656 million, which means the Blaugrana are much beyond the €500 million mark.
Therefore, before the start of the following season, they will need to get rid of some high-earning employees.