FC Barcelona has had an interesting 2017 summer transfer window where they lost their prized asset Neymar Jr to Paris Saint Germain who paid full €222 million (£198m) release clause and snatched Neymar away from Barcelona. Now the Catalunya giants have the money but they are finding it hard to replace Neymar as we head towards the end of transfer window. We break down the entire Barcelona squad, players contracts and salaries going into the 2017-18 season.
2017-18 Contracts & Transfers:
FC Barcelona generated record $688 million in yearly revenue according to last business cycle and in the process they overtook Real Madrid as the most valuable team in the world only behind Manchester United. Unlike the previous few seasons Barcelona have not been very active in the transfer window but after Neymar Jr transfer, they have to money but can’t find they players who can replace the Brazilian. They are linked with Coutinho and Dembele and by the end of transfer window both players might have Barcelona.
Paulinho (From GZ Evergranade) – £36 million
Nélson Semedo (From Benfica) – £27.45 million
Gerard Deulofeu (From Everton) – £10.8 million
Marlon (From Fluminese) – £4.5 million
Even with Neymar’s departure wage bill of Barcelona is going increase going into the 2017-18 season as Messi signed a new record deal and combine that with potential signings of Coutinho and Ousman Dembele where Barcelona will have to hand them massive contracts to ensure their transfers.
FC Barcelona Player Salaries List
Lionel Messi extended his contract with Barcelona to further three years keeping im at the club till 2021. Barcelona agreed to pay Messi around £500,000 a week plus massive loyalty and performance based bonuses over the period of next 4 years.
Luis Suarez also extended his contract by further two years keeping him at the club till 2021 and will be earning a massive £250,000 a week salary making him second highest paid player in the team.
FC Barcelona Player Wages & Contracts 2017-18