Barcelona could free up €8m if they can offload striker Martin Braithwaite in the coming days
The summer additions at Barcelona have caused enormous uncertainty among fans, since no one knows where all of their money has come from.
Frenkie de Jong was supposed to depart in order to alleviate their financial troubles, but he’s still there, the spending continues, and even if he does go, Bernardo Silva is likely to take his place.
One of the issues with the Dutchman departing is that he has the audacity to demand the £17 million in unpaid pay and bonuses that Barcelona owes him, and he’s not the only one.
Xavi has already told the Danish international of his intentions for the 2022/23 season, which do not include the veteran striker.
Nonetheless, Braithwaite is hanging out for a payoff in Catalonia, despite Barcelona’s continued effort to remove the 31-year-old from their hefty salary bill.
Braithwaite is asking a €5 million payout and a free transfer out of his current contract at the Camp Nou, which expires in two years.
According to Marca, Barcelona might save a total of €8 million if they can get rid of Braithwaite for free with no pay settlement.
Barcelona might report an extra savings by reducing Braithwaite’s amortisation for 2023; however, any severance payout would be financed by that.
The two parties are expected to achieve an agreement in the next days, with a crucial salary eliminated to enable for the completion of player registrations, including Jules Kounde and Marcos Alonso.
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