May 24, 2022

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Umtiti takes salary cut, allows Barcelona to register Torres

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona will sign up new signing Ferran Torres immediately after defender Samuel Umtiti agreed to just take a income minimize, the club claimed on Monday.

Torres was offered previous week but hadn’t been added to the squad for the reason that Barcelona could not make home for him with no breaching the Spanish league’s rigorous economic fair play policies.

The Catalan club claimed it arrived at a deal with Umtiti to increase his contract until 2026, cutting down portion of the wage the French defender was owing to obtain in the year and a fifty percent remaining on his deal.

“Through this agreement extension, Barcelona will be ready to maximize its ‘financial honest play’ quota and so register Torres with the Spanish league,” the club mentioned.

Barcelona paid an original rate of 55 million euros ($62 million) to sign Torres from Manchester Metropolis. The 21-yr-outdated Spain forward signed a five-yr offer with the Spanish club with a buyout clause of 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).

Crew captains Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto had all taken wage cuts final yr to assistance the fiscally troubled club. Lionel Messi agreed to a 50% salary reduction but it was not enough for the club to be in a position to keep him, main to his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

“Barcelona needs to publicly convey its gratitude to Samuel Umtiti for his willingness and the passion that he has shown in the direction of the club,” Barcelona claimed.

Torres has not performed given that Oct due to the fact of a foot damage sustained on intercontinental obligation with Spain.

He was between the Barcelona players who examined beneficial for the coronavirus not too long ago but was cleared on Monday and will join the relaxation of the squad in Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup. The Catalan club performs Real Madrid in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Midfielder Pedri González also analyzed unfavorable on Monday and will travel to Saudi Arabia along with Torres.

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