Cash-strapped Barcelona are handed a £342m wage cap by LaLiga – £77m less than rivals Real Madrid and £245m less than last year due to financial pressure of Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona’s wage cap has been reduced from £601million to £342m in the wake of the financial pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Real Madrid’s has been brought down from £574m to £419m meaning they have £77m more to spend on club wages than their rivals. Atletico Madrid have been reduced to £226m from £344m. 

Barcelona’s player wages took up around 61 per cent of the club’s £940m income before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, meaning their current wage bill stands at around £573m. Continue reading

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