Barcelona, where the board is headed by J. had doneOsep Maria Bartomeu, renewed October 20, 2020 (a week before his resignation) and once the contracts of Frankie de Jong, Ter Stegen, Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique saved more than 30 million euros between salaries and amortization, But by then committed 311 million in subsequent years. For this reason john laportaJoe is considering taking the matter to prosecutors for improper administration believes those renewals contain signs of criminality and club sources have assured ESPN that the contracts could be considered void.
The last meeting had assured that those renewals would mean savings of 16 to 18 million euros in salary, in addition to another 15 to amortization of contracts … an additional cost of 311 million in long-term salaries for the club, Lenglet, With three seasons for De Jong and Ter Stegen and two renewals for Pique.
The club, now, considers taking legal action against the Bartomeu board for these refurbishments, which, first presented as an aid to the club and later discovered by the Laporta-led board, actually cost the entity enormous financial losses. damage has occurred.
With the Dutch midfielder’s case in the foreground, the situation also affects the German goalkeeper and the French defender (today on loan to Tottenham), who are insured, the same sources revealed, with salaries that are far from the market thanks to these renewals. De Jong, Lenglet and Ter Stegen reduce their salaries in the 2020-21 season, very frankly, to more than double it in the following years. The three football players extended their contracts for three seasons and those 311 million euros now put a heavy burden on the unit.
Barca have been trying for months to reach an agreement with players’ agents to reduce their salaries, returning to the initial contract they signed, warning that there will be no settlement if and when necessary. That is, if the contracts are deemed void, the players must return some very large sums of money.
Laporta’s board sees signs of criminality and improper administration in those actions and although it has not yet been decided whether to go to justice and whether a complaint will be filed (based on reports from the Legal Department), it is estimated that The two were consulted by an outside buffet, which also suggests that there are signs of criminality in the signing of all contracts.
Another case is Gerard Hammerdt., which at the time accepted a renewal for two seasons until 2024, and is now negotiating a new renewal, canceling the previous one and little else. The captain, who is set to break that contract and sign a new contract, will thus help the club seek the necessary financial fair play.
With Lenglet’s case deadlocked after his transfer and Pique’s case being redirected at the captain’s wish, ter Stegen and de Jong’s contacts with agents did not materialize. Barca, who had initially sent a proposal to the Dutch midfielder, came to speak directly with the player during the tour of the United States, asking for a gesture from him, to which the player replied that he should discuss the matter with his representative. Should discuss.