Barcelona’s pre-season has officially kicked off this week. Despite some players reporting for camp, the overall storyline surrounding Barcelona is Lionel Messi’s continued free agency.
Everyone in the world is aware that the most important thing for Barcelona is to shed money to be able to afford Messi’s renewal. Including the very players who’re being leveraged in order to make this happen.
The details come to us via a report in Sport, and the most interesting part is this section.
“This decision is completely understood in light of the club’s financial problems brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the players don’t quite understand how the club continues to make moves in the market when, on the surface, they don’t seem possible given the club’s financial restrictions.”
Asking players to continue taking a wage cut after a year of COVID-19 pandemic finances is tough. Especially when, as the piece said, Barca continues signing new players. Things are gonna get spicy, we’re just here for the ride.