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Barça’s problems reached the quarry. Due to the crisis, a 25-year tradition was interrupted!

Date: May 29, 2024 Time: 17:58:44

Barça’s problems reached the quarry. Due to the crisis, a 25-year tradition was interrupted!

Nikita Paglazov August 23, 2023, 16:00 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

And the subsidiary was deprived of breakfast and lunch.

Barcelona has been going through financial problems for a long time. The club is clearing the rubble after the work of former president Josep Bartomeu. Barça saves on salaries, signings, activates financial leverage, sometimes even sacrificing future benefits. And now cost cutting has reached the holy academy.

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Mundo Deportivo informs: Barça has stopped using the taxi service to take its youth players to and from the base. This decision was made as part of cost reduction measures. The tradition has existed for 25 years and works as part of the Masia 360 program, designed to simplify the lives of students. Around 30 cars and 40 drivers served the Barcelona youth academy players, and approximately 80% of the La Masia players used the services.

But young people will not be left completely without transport. Players will now be able to use a special bus, which will be allowed on a certain route. However, this will still not replace the taxi, because it will create problems for some families of young footballers. Now they need to invest time and money to reach the right destination. Because of this, some families are already considering transferring to other soccer schools in the city. But this is how you can lose talented players.

Barcelona youth academy players

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Only fans survived unpleasant news – a new one appeared. According to Relevo, from now on the affiliate players will not be able to have breakfast or lunch in the territory of the academy. The club refused the services of a catering company that organized meals. Previously, Barcelona Athletic players could stay for breakfast or lunch at the base. However, due to economic problems, the bosses abandoned this option.

Since eating was optional, not all players used it. Therefore, the management abandoned the initiative. But fans shouldn’t be sad. The Athletic Barcelona coach, Rafael Márquez (yes, the same one) preferred that the players eat at home and rest after morning training to gather strength for the next classes.

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Due to financial problems, Barça asks the leaders for help. According to Marca, the Club has agreed a new contract with goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stenegh until 2028. The German has given up a significant part of his salary for the first two years of the agreement so that Barça fits into the financial framework of the soccer championship. Spain. However, Ter Stegen will receive all the money that corresponds to him in the last three years of his contract.

The maroon goalkeeper is not the only one who decided to take such a step. According to Diario Sport, Barça is negotiating a new agreement with Frenkie de Jong. The Dutchman will be late in the contract payments, just like ter Stegen. But he will receive the money from him later. It should be noted that de Jong and ter Stegen are the captains of Barça this season. And Frankie is the highest paid player on the team (37.5 million euros per year). If De Jong reduces his salary, Robert Lewandowski will cost the most (30 million euros a year).

Ter Stegen and of Jong

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Barcelona is working on outgoing transfers to unload the payroll even more. Defender Sergiño Dest has already been loaned to PSV (Barcelona will pay 50% of the salary). In addition, the Catalans do not care about getting rid of Ansu Fati, Abde Ezzalzouli, Clement Lenglet and Marcos Alonso.

RBC Sport recently shared interesting information. The journalist Hrant Getadaryan published a video on his Telegram channel with the Barça coach, Xavi. In it he addresses Arsen Zakharyan: “Hello, Arsen! How are you my friend? Hope all is well. I hope to see you one day here in Barcelona! OK?”

The publication reports that the appeal was registered in the winter of 2023. Barcelona wanted to sign Zakharyan, but could not due to financial problems. Xavi personally waited for Arsene in the team. The transfer was even in charge of Lionel Messi’s brother, Rodrigo. If it were not for financial fair play, then instead of Sociedad we could see Zakharyan at Barca!

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Barcelona still has a long way to go to fully recover financially. Until now, to achieve this, Catalans have to cut even the smallest expenses, limiting the basic needs of the younger generation: transportation and food. The salaries of the soccer players are also an important aspect, although it does not affect the future, but the present. But only in this way will the Spanish giant be able to recover financial stability.

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