La Liga: FC Barcelona register new signings Depay, Garcia, Manaj after Pique takes ‘substantial’ pay cut

La Liga: FC Barcelona is now able to register Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia, and Rey Manaj to play in the Spanish LaLiga. This has been made possible after an agreement with Gerard Pique whereby the Barca second captain’s salary has been substantially reduced. This means that all of the first team players will be available for selection by Ronald Koeman for this Sunday’s opening Liga fixture against Real Sociedad.

La Liga: The club in an official statement on Saturday wrote: “The club is also continuing to work with two of the other captains, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, to adapt their salaries to the club’s current situation. It must be noted that both players are totally and utterly willing to cooperate.

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This summer, FC Barcelona has achieved a number of sales and loans with regard to its senior squad that has meant that all of the players can be registered for the start of the 2021/22 season.

La Liga: Barcelona transfers this season

Jean-Clair Todibo was sold for 8 million euro to OGC Nice, Junior Firpo went to Leeds United for 15 million, Trincao was loaned to Wolverhampton Wanderers for 6 million, Carles Alena was traded to Getafe for 5 million and Konrad De la Fuente left for Olympique Marseille in exchange for 3.5 million.

The latter two operations were at 50 percent because they included the right to repurchase. In addition, Matheus Fernandes’ contract was terminated.

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