Barcelona will register new signing Ferran Torres after defender Samuel Umtiti agreed to take a wage reduce, the membership mentioned Monday.
Torres was introduced final week however hadn’t been added to the squad as a result of Barcelona couldn’t make room for him with out breaching the Spanish league’s strict monetary honest play guidelines.
The Catalan membership mentioned it reached a cope with Umtiti to increase his contract till 2026, decreasing a part of the wage the French defender was because of obtain within the yr and a half remaining on his contract.
“Through this contract extension, Barcelona will be able to increase its ‘financial fair play’ quota and thus register Torres with the Spanish league,” the membership mentioned.
Through this contract extension, FC Barcelona will have the ability to enhance its ‘financial fair play’ quota and thus register @FerranTorres20 with the Spanish Professional Football League. https://t.co/M49mXejym3 pic.twitter.com/oJcFR8esbv
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 10, 2022
Barcelona paid an preliminary payment of 55 million euros ($62 million) to signal Torres from Manchester City. The 21-year-old Spain ahead signed a five-year cope with the Spanish membership with a buyout clause of 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).
Team captains Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto had all taken wage cuts final yr to assist the financially troubled membership. Lionel Messi had agreed to a 50% wage discount nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient for the membership to have the ability to hold him, resulting in his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
“Barcelona wishes to publicly express its gratitude to Samuel Umtiti for his willingness and the affection that he has demonstrated towards the club,” Barcelona mentioned.
Torres hasn’t performed since October due to a foot damage sustained on worldwide responsibility with Spain.
He was among the many Barcelona gamers who examined constructive for the coronavirus lately and won’t make the journey to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup. The Catalan membership performs Real Madrid within the semifinals Wednesday.