Barcelona. Mes que un club.
The motto that has been associated with the Catalan giants since 1968 has marked Barcelona out as a special, unique club.
And perhaps they have a right to distance themselves from every other club. They are, after all, incredibly successful.
Barcelona expect to compete for major trophies. That’s why they paid €120 million last summer to sign Antoine Griezmann - after winning another La Liga title.
The incentives for Griezmann to join were obvious. There was a greater chance to win major trophies, the chance to play with the greatest player of all-time and a sizeable salary too.
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Marca reported that the Frenchman’s five-year contract is worth a cool €105 million, which averages out at €21m per season and €404,000 per week.
And Griezmann’s not the only player with an eye-watering salary at the Camp Nou.
The Global Sports Salary Survey of 2018 found that Barcelona spend more on wages than any other club in the world.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen | £90,000
Nelson Semedo | £60,000
Gerard Pique | £220,000
Clement Lenglet | £45,000
Jordi Alba | £150,000
Samuel Umtiti | £210,000
Ivan Rakitic | £230,000
Sergio Busquets | £260,000
Arthur Melo | £85,000
Sergi Roberto | £170,000
Frenkie de Jong | £360,000
Arturo Vidal | £155,000
Luis Suarez | £405,000
Lionel Messi | £1,224,000
Ousmane Dembele | £210,000
Antoine Griezmann | £346,000
Ansu Fati | £17,138
AS reported in September that 17-year-old Fati’s salary would be €1m annually if he remained in the first team, which he has done.
So we’ve worked out his weekly salary to be little more than £17,000.
Messi’s wages are astronomical - although they have been disputed.
When endorsements are taking into account, the figure is likely to be over £1m a week.
However, Goal recently reported that his new contract is worth a net £500,000 a week.
Barcelona sure are generous with their salaries and it’s easy to see why they are the dream destination for many players.News Now - Sport News