A report appeared in the British news agency ‘The Sun’ claims that Barcelona is in financial trouble and will be forced to sell their attacking trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar.
Barcelona are currently struggling to offer new deals to their star players to keep them at the club with the primary goal of keeping the interests of English Premier League clubs away, according to the report.
The wages paid to the trio “MSN” make up to a staggering 73 per cent of the Barcelona’s overall revenue, which is supposed to rise even further if improved contracts are to be offered to keep them at Camp Nou.
At the same time, the Premier League heavy weights like Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are buzzing around at the door to lure these superstar players to their respective clubs.
The current wage model at Barcelona makes it really hard for them to keep these players at the club. The only way to save them from losing Messi, Neymar or Suarez is through a substantial injection of financial investment from outside the benefactors of the club.
Manchester City and United are known for their financial prowess in recent seasons in accruing top talents from around the globe are said to be preparing big-money moves for both Messi and Neymar. However, no known rumors currently link Suarez with any of these clubs, but he could be sold if the right offer is received.
Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Barca president insisted on numerous occasions that the players will not be sold at any cost, but the situation at the club make this look impossible. The president will come under a lot of critisim from his board himself who already have a split opinion in the recent acquisition of Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid while they were still under FIFA’s transfer ban.
The massive turnover achieved by top Premier League sides presents them with a considerably better chance in offering these stars significantly higher wages without breaking the bank.
If any of the rumors are to be believed, Barca may be also at the risk of losing Neymar to their biggest rival Real Madrid.