La Liga president warns Barcelona over economic levers

Barcelona has been urged to reduce their wage bill next season.

The club’s financial levers has provided a lifeline for Barcelona this season but won’t be any good in the next campaign.

Barcelona sold plenty of their assets in excess of €676m in order to allow them to strengthen their squad this summer.

They were able to register several new signings and contract renewals they made in the summer with the help of such economic levers.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Barcelona that the economic levers won’t help them next season.

“If they fall in the Champions League, they will have less income but they will stop paying bonuses. That will not change much,” Tebas said, via Mundo Deportivo.

“But the levers that have served them this season will not for the next one,” the league chief added. “They have to reduce salary en-masse. They cannot walk [paying] more than €500m [in wages]. Because, if not, next season we will invoke the 1/4 rule for them again.”

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