Sergei Roberto is the latest FC Barcelona player to agree to a reduction in his salary to help the club overcome its financial crisis. In addition to accepting pay cuts, Phil Beck is reportedly ready to sign a new two-year extension with the Catalan giants.
Earlier this week, co-captain Gerard Pique confirmed that he had accepted a 50 per cent pay cut to ensure the club could register new signatories Memphis DePa and Eric Garcia before Barcelona signed their He will face Real Sociedad in the opening game of the La Liga season.
At the time, Peck said his other fellow captains were also willing to accept lower salaries, contrary to previous reports. A few days later, Sergei Roberto, 29, appears to be the next player to sign his contract with the club. However, the exact details of his pay cut have not yet been revealed.
Although several players are on the verge of leaving this summer, Football Espana. Reports say that Roberto always intended to stay at Camp Nou despite the club’s financial struggles and political turmoil.
The La Masia graduate has just entered the final year of his contract with Blograna, and has attracted good attention from other clubs. Barcelona could have taken cash from him this summer, but now it looks like a new extension of his contract will strengthen his position as part of the club’s future.
Although Roberto has been associated with a handful of Italian clubs and Premier League champions Manchester City, he will be there to help rebuild the club in the post-Messi era.
The club currently lists him as a defender, but the versatile player favors a position in midfield. It remains to be seen how manager Ronald Koeman will use his skills this season. His new agreement should be finalized soon, and an announcement is coming soon.