This Monday, August 23, has seen Jordi Alba attain an settlement with Barcelona to scale back his wage, because the left-back seems to be to do his half to assist the membership’s tough monetary scenario.
Negotiations had been ongoing between Alba‘s camp and Barcelona for days, however a profitable conclusion was reached this Monday.
After Gerard Pique was the primary of the 4 captains to conform to a pay minimize, which allowed Barcelona to register Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and B workforce striker Rey Manaj in time for his or her LaLiga Santander opener in opposition to Actual Sociedad, Alba has now adopted in his footsteps.
“No one from the membership requested me for something till two or three weeks in the past,” Alba mentioned after the Actual Sociedad sport on August 15.
“I’ve all the time needed to assist and I do not assume anybody ought to doubt me. My angle has all the time been the identical.
“Resulting from timing it was Pique‘s flip, however there should not be any doubts [that I will follow suit].”
Barcelona have due to this fact been in a position to come to agreements with Pique and Alba, however they continue to be locked in talks with the opposite two captains, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto.
The negotiations with Sergi Roberto are considerably totally different, as his pay minimize could be a part of a contract extension, together with his present deal set to run out subsequent summer time.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta hopes to shut the agreements with Busquets and Sergi Roberto within the subsequent few days, with the 4 captains’ wage reductions being key to the Catalan membership’s want to trim their total wage invoice.
Subsequent, a few of Barcelona‘s hefty earners will likely be requested to renegotiate the phrases of their contracts if they’re to remain on the membership.