LaLiga announced the salary limit of professional clubs for the 2021-2022 season, a classification led by Real Madrid, whose limit rose to 739 million euros (861 million dollars), while that of Barcelona fell to 97 million euros (113 million dollars).
The Barça club, heavily in debt, has seen its salary cap fall by nearly 300 million euros (350 million dollars), going from 382 million (445 million dollars) in January to the current 97 million euros, according to LaLiga figures. , which manages the first and second division championships.
On the other hand, Real Madrid, which finished last season in the green, despite a fall in revenue of 300 million euros due to the pandemic, benefited from a rise in its limit.
Situated at 468 million euros (545 million dollars) last season, the merengue club’s salary limit reaches 739 million euros (861 million dollars).
It is by far the highest LaLiga cap ahead of Sevilla (200 million euros, 233 million dollars) and Atlético de Madrid (171 million euros, 199 million dollars). Barça, meanwhile, has the 7th highest salary limit in the championship.
Some figures that give an idea of the gap that now separates whites and Catalans in the accounting aspect: the limit of Real Madrid is 642 million euros (748 million dollars) higher than that of Barcelona.
Like Barça, Valencia, also under severe economic stress, has seen its salary cap drop by 72 million euros ($ 84 million) compared to last season.
It went from 103 million (120 million dollars) to 30 million euros (35 million dollars), the lowest limit in the entire LaLiga, behind modest clubs such as Cádiz, Alavés, Elche, Levante or Rayo Vallecano.
Updated several times throughout each season, the salary limit is the amount that clubs cannot exceed with their salary mass, in which case they could be financially sanctioned.
The salary cap is calculated based on the difference between income (advertising, sale of players, sponsorships, TV rights, etc.) and structural costs (non-sports salaries, operating costs, purchase of players, etc.). AFP (HN)