Some good news for them Fati has now signed a new deal that runs until 2027 with a 1bn euro release clause.
They must be paying these kids some serious money to get them to commit for contracts of this length with that release clause as there's almost no way out of that if you want to go and they want you to stay you're stuffed.
They snuck a 1-0 win last night at home to Zenit but the ground was at best half full they must be dreading the classico at the weekend.
They've decided to replace him with Xavi to get Xavi they must pay his current club Al Saad 5m euro to release him from his contract during the season.
Assuming Xavi will earn similar salary to Koeman that means changing manager has cost Barca and extra 17m euros this season.
Crowds are also way down meaning revenues won't recover to pre pandemic levels which means La Liga will continue to keep a tight grip on any spending so going to be another summer where they probably haven't got a pot to pee in.
Got another problem as well bit like our Pogba problem as Dembele's contract is up in the summer given how small an impact he's made will they offer him a new one just to avoid losing him on a free or let him go? The rumours seem to be he's getting a new contract.
Feels like a very long road back to the top for them.
Yeah they need to get special permission from the league or sell a player to balance it off and stay within their budget.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying their implosion not that it really hit us but the way they would just openly tap up other teams players and almost bully clubs into selling never sat right with me.
Also, their holy good guy image did my head in they’re as big a scumbag club as the next one as player after player was dragged into court about dodgy taxes and the club over payments to Neymar.
Even though he's caused me immense suffering as a Utd fan I've always quite liked Aguero it's a shame to see his career kind of dwindle in the way it has and would be a shame if he's forced into early retirement but given what we saw in the summer you can't take risks with this sort of stuff.