Friday, December 3

Memphis, enrolled in LaLiga thanks to Piqué’s substantial salary cut


  • The Barça center-back reduces his salary “significantly” and allows the striker, Èric García and Rey Manaj to sign up, who will be able to play this Sunday against Real Sociedad

While Barcelona is still under the effects of the traumatic departure of Leo Messi, Ronald Koeman tries to isolate himself from the noise and overcome the obstacle gymkhana to try to compose an eleven for the start of the season against the Real society. Barça knows that on Sunday there will be 30,000 spectators in the return of the public to the Camp Nou, a year and a half later and in the first official match without its star. What he still did not know until this Saturday is if he could count on Memphis Depay, called to be the offensive beacon in the absence of Leo. You have finally been enrolled thanks to Gerard Piqué.

The club announced this afternoon that the Dutch forward has been entered, as has Èric Garcia and Rey Manaj, forward of the subsidiary. The entity has highlighted that it has been possible thanks to the agreement with Piqué so that the salary is lowered “significantly”.

A relief for Koeman, who is short of cash: Ilaix Moriba is still separated for not wanting to renew and Mingueza has returned injured from the Games (he has three weeks) and joins an infirmary where, in addition to Ter Stegen, Dembélé and Ansu Fati, there are Agüero and the transferable Lenglet. Those who have recovered, and therefore will be available, are De Jong and the youth squad Gavi (one of the few good news this summer). pedri, After the marathon of 71 official matches (plus two friendlies with Spain and three with Barça) last season, he returned to training this Thursday to lend a hand, like Èric, who has also made a double in the Games and Euro Cup.

Complex management

The club has been explaining these days that it needed to get rid of a high-profile player to be able to register the four new signings or to reach salary agreements with the ‘sacred cows’, type Piqué, Alba, Busquets or Sergi Roberto. At the moment he has only reached an agreement with Piqué, the most predisposed from the beginning to help the entity.

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After registering in LaLiga de Memphis, Èric and Manaj, and having already been able to carry out the process with Emerson Royal as it is a player who returns from a loan, it only remains to be able to register the new ones to Kun Aguero. Being injured for at least two months, according to the medical report, from the club it is considered that there is no rush. Yes, it was particularly urgent to register the Dutch striker given the lack of troops in attack.


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