Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Financial impact of Champions League qualification

After the win against Recreativo Huelva last weekend, Barcelona is now mathematically qualified for next season’s Champions League. With eight games to go, Barcelona has an advantage of 27 points on the fifth ranked team, Villarreal.

Catalan sports paper Sport reports that this leads to the first payments of bonuses. Most Barcelona players have a contract that is divided in a fixed salary (60%) and incentives (40%). There are four categories of incentives: winning the Champions League, winning the Liga, winning the Copa and qualifying for the Champions league.

Besides the payments to the players, Barcelona also has to pay the incentives included in the transfer contracts. When Barcelona signed some of the squad players, part of the transfer fee was agreed to be paid when certain goals were reached. Clubs like Sevilla (750 000 euro from Alves transfer), Monaco (500 000 from Touré transfer) and Arsenal (Hleb) will therefore receive an extra fee because of this Champions League qualification.

Read more:
Barcelona can spend 30-35 million this summer
Barcelona third richest club in the world
A profit of 16 million euro halfway the season

1 comment:

OLALEKAN said...

so we are going to pay another incensive for hleb?a player that does not have a benefite for us.

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