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Barcelona handed fresh wage bill warning by La Liga

La Liga President Javier Tebas
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The Catalans have managed to register all of their new signings despite a busy transfer window this summer.

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La Liga chief Javier Tebas has urged Barcelona to reduce their wage bill next season.

The Catalans completed seven new signings this summer, adding the likes of Jules Kounde, Raphinha, and Robert Lewandowski to their ranks.

Xavi’s well-recruited side have found a brilliant start to the new campaign. However, Tebas says Barca must consider their next season’s wage bill.

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“Barca have to reduce the wage bill,” Tebas told reporters. “Next year, there will be no levers and they will have to reduce the salary that may correspond to them.

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“They could make more levers, but I don’t think [they can or will]. We’ll see what arises from the sale of players, but it is very difficult, impossible even, for them to maintain next season.

“There has been no special arrangements. To even be able to register [Jules] Kounde, the president and his treasurer have had to put in a personal guarantee. There has been nothing extraordinary.”

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Barcelona activated four financial levers to register their new signings. Selling parts of the club’s properties have provided the team with fresh blood in multiple positions.

However, the Catalans might have to restart negotiating with a number of their players over further wage cuts.