Barcelona players' weekly salaries ranked ahead of Koeman’s rebuild

Bartomeu and Koman

Barcelona are in a rotten place.

Their crushing 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich was a wake-up call. This is a team in free fall, one suffering the consequences of some shocking management from Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Some questionable recruitment, combined with strange managerial appointments have all led to this embarrassing moment, as well as a season without a trophy.

By Barcelona's standards, that isn't good enough. 

As a result, there has been a quick turnaround at Camp Nou. Quique Setien and Eric Abidal have lost their jobs before Ronald Koeman was confirmed as the new boss.

A man with Barcelona DNA coursing through his veins, his managerial career hasn't exactly been the best, being sacked by Premier League Everton.

Patience is required as Barca look to rebuild, though. They've already signed impressive teenager Pedri and are looking at the likes of Donny van de Beek and Neymar in the transfer market. 

Ronald Koeman

First things first, they'll have to get rid of a number of their players, especially if you consider some of the player's wages. 

However, it'll be incredibly difficult to ship various members on. That's because Spanish publication MARCA state that their big weekly salaries make much of their squad unattainable for other clubs around the globe.

For an indication of how much Barca players are paid, read the list below as we rank their wages courtesy of a little help from Sport Tidings...

21. Neto - £11,400

20. Firpo - £12,172

19. Ansu Fati - £20,000

Ansu Fati

18. Moussa Wague - £20,000

17. Carles Alena - £60,000

16. Sergi Roberto - £70,000

Sergi Roberto

15. Clement Lenglet - £70,000

14. Samuel Umtiti - £75,000

13. Nelson Semedo - £75,000

Nelson Semedo

12. Marc-Andre ter Stegen - £90,000

11. Jordi Alba - £100,000

10. Ivan Rakitic - £150,000

Rakitic

9. Gerard Pique - £165,000

8. Arturo Vidal - £165,000

7. Sergio Busquets - £180,000

Sergio Busquets

6. Jean-Claire Todibo - £184,197

5. Frenkie De Jong - £184,197

4. Ousmane Dembele - £220,000

Ousmane Dembele

3. Luis Suarez - £290,000

2. Antoine Griezmann - £294,300

1. Lionel Messi - £500,000

Lionel Messi

Analysing this list, some of the sums of money on here defy belief. Todibo, who spent the second half of last season on loan, is somehow on more than players like Lenglet and Busquets. 

It sums things up that Dembele is the fourth-highest earner despite being injured for a large portion of 2019/20.

Messi is unsurprisingly their highest earner but it'll take quite something to shift him given those wages. 

It's clear to see why Barcelona have a wage problem - their structure is a mess. 

Every player agreed to a wage cut throughout the height of Covid-19 but once that settles, Koeman is going to have a task on his hands to cut the costs.

It's reported that Barca have put all but five players up for sale - this is certainly good news financially. 

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