The economic situation that Barcelona is going through is critical, as shown by the numbers that the club’s memory shows from last season and which were released a few days ago. The club’s debt is immense and its lack of liquidity alarming. And this lack of ‘cash’ is having an impact on the players.
A few days ago Cadena Cope advanced that the club owed part of the salaries to the first team players. And one of them is Leo Messi. Barcelona should have paid him before the end of January 72 million euros corresponding to his contract for the current season. So far, he has only paid 8.5 for what he has left to receive 63.5 million, which includes the first team player file and the image of the footballer.
Liquidity problems affect the rest of the players in the squad who a few weeks ago reached an agreement with the club to defer part of the income from this season to the next few years. With this agreement, the club saved itself from paying 172 million euros. This agreement affected all the players in the squad including Leo Messi, except for four players who had already reached a previous agreement: Pique, Lenglet, De Jong, and Ter Stegen.
A few days ago, it was also learned that the club had not paid money owed to players from the subsidiary that was finally satisfied by what they have been able to reinforce in the winter market. And all this happens in the middle of a leak that has exposed the contract that Leo Messi charges in Barcelona. According to El Mundo, the footballer signed an agreement in 2017 by which he would receive 555,237,619 euros for four seasons