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Barcelona to Reportedly Take Legal Action Against Players Who Don't Take a Pay Cut

Arjun Singh Devgan
Barcelona are looking to sell a number of players in order to lower their massive wage bill
Barcelona are looking to sell a number of players in order to lower their massive wage bill / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Barcelona will reportedly take legal action against those players who do not agree to take a wage cut ahead of next season, with the club in dire straits following warnings that they desperately need to reduce their massive wage bill.

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas had warned the club management that they would not be able to register their three new signings in Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia unless they stick to the salary cap put by the league authorities.

Reports have stated that star player, Lionel Messi had agreed to take a 50 percent pay cut in his new deal with the club, and now Mundo Deportivo claim that the club have warned that those who won't agree to cut their wages will have legal action started against them.

The report goes on to state that while senior players like Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto have agreed to take pay cuts, Jordi Alba has refused to lower his wage - something which has surprised club president, Joan Laporta as they share a good working relationship.

Exactly what legal action the club can realistically take, or how successful it's likely to be has not been outlined. As well as asking players to reduce their wages, the club are also looking to offload the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Miralem Pjanic, Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti before the new season starts.

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