Barcelona have failed to reach an agreement with players over a salary reduction after a lengthy negotiation ultimately ended without a resolution.
The Liga giants are seeking to reduce their wage bill amid a “serious financial problem” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Barca say Covid-19 has caused a reduction in revenues of more than €300 million for the 2020-21 season, with the club requiring a salary adjustment of €191m.
The coronavirus crisis has hit the coffers of the Catalan club hard. Now it seems that, at last, the final stage of this process has been reached.
In the event that there is no agreement, Barcelona could act unilaterally.
Gerard Pique, Frenkie de Jong, Clement Lenglet and Marc-Andre ter Stegen have already reached an agreement, whose renewals were announced a day before the negotiations began. All of them, in addition to accruing the payments, extended their contract duration.