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Until this week, I didn't even know La Liga had something of a "salary cap" - and I'm guessing it's not a salary cap in the way those things work in North America - but I'm guessing the reason I've never known about them is because not even Barcelona or Real Madrid tend to come close to exceedin
Until this week, I didn't even know La Liga had something of a "salary cap" - and I'm guessing it's not a salary cap in the way those things work in North America - but I'm guessing the reason I've never known about them is because not even Barcelona or Real Madrid tend to come close to exceeding it.
Yeah, they have a salary cap which differs from American system. Theirs is only percentage of clubs revenues. As the revenues have gone down for every club, it includes the big ones too. And their caps have gone down big time when talking absolute numbers.

That's why indeed Barcelona cannot register their new signings, cannot sign Messi etc. They need to reduce their salaries so they are even willing to let Pjanic go for free despite having him on their balance sheet for 45m€ value. Just to get rid of his salary, which no one is going to pay even if new club could sign him for free.

Imagine that. Cluster fuck of a club. Well, not really in terms of talent like Pedri and Fati, but signing those new guys without resolving the financial situation probably leads yet another kicking the can down the road type of "solution". As they did last summer with Arthur Pjanic swap. It helped them last summer but already now they are deeply fucked by having Pjanic. :D
 

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Simeone's contract was expiring in 2023, no? So they extended him for an extra year with presumably another pay increase, interesting.

I was hoping that his and Inzaghis current contracts expiring the same year was fate haha. Not that we can afford his wage anyway.
Simeone already was the most expensive coach in the world and they gave him another increase? Wtf. How can Atletico afford paying him so much?
 

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I'm only assuming they gave him an increase but it wouldn't make sense if they didn't tbh. I'm not sure how they can afford it but I guess they'll throw anything at him to never leave the club at this point.
 

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If you think our situation is bad just wait to hear this.

Alfredo Martinez (reliable Barcelona journalist) : Right now Barcelona has a salary limit of about €300M and they have had the squad that earns around €600M.
 

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They are really figuring out the Saul-Griezmann swap deal between Atletico and Barcelona. It looks like it will get done. Now they are negotiating if Atletico needs to pay something on top of Saul.

I wouldn't pay anything given the age difference and the salary of Griezmann.
 

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They are really figuring out the Saul-Griezmann swap deal between Atletico and Barcelona. It looks like it will get done. Now they are negotiating if Atletico needs to pay something on top of Saul.

I wouldn't pay anything given the age difference and the salary of Griezmann.
Don't you guys think it's weird how Atletico keeps on bringing their outdated attacking players back like charity? Torres, Costa and now Grizzi. Maybe we aren't the stupidest one 😂

EDIT: Looked at his contract length:
Midfielder Saul Niguez has signed a new nine-year contract with Atletico Madrid that will keep him at the La Liga club until June 2026.

Never seen a nine-year contract before :eek:
 

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how does atletico have the money to pay for both simeone and griezmann? I assume a lot of their players are on smaller contracts but still.
 

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I wish our club would be run like Atletico one day. They run it so smart and efficient . God knows how much time , energy and money we lose every year just to get rid of the previous year's bad purchases.
On a different note, wouldn't be surprised if Atletico win the UCL next year.
 

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They are really figuring out the Saul-Griezmann swap deal between Atletico and Barcelona. It looks like it will get done. Now they are negotiating if Atletico needs to pay something on top of Saul.

I wouldn't pay anything given the age difference and the salary of Griezmann.

Seemed like a rumor conceived by fans initially but now all signs point to a deal being closed shortly

I like Griezmann and he has been a terrific worker & teammate but no question he was never the right fit. Highway robbery & fiscal malfeasance by Bartomeu but wages have to be cut and his were among the highest - to think they get both Griezz & Luis Suarez, Bartomeu’s legacy

Saul has faded in terms of prominence in last 2 seasons but Cholo has revamped the tactics to where he has been relegated to grunt work and sliding over to LB - I think there is a useful player there and ultimately he is young enough & on low enough wages to still be moved on

Nevertheless, Laporta is doing all the right things so far. Wonder however what happens with Coutinho & Dembele

Important consequence of course is that Leo’s continuity is assured
 
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