Barcelona Champions League exit hits Valencia in the pocket

Barça paid €35m for André Gomes in 2016, plus a possible €20m in variables dependent on the Catalan club's performance in the Champions League.

Barcelona Champions League exit hits Valencia in the pocket

Barcelona are not the only team to suffer from their shock elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Roma.

Valencia miss out on Gomes money

According to Superdeporte, Valencia will miss out on performance-based payments that formed part of the deal that took André Gomes to Camp Nou in the summer of 2016.

Barcelona paid a fixed fee of €35 million for the Portugal international, plus up to €20m in add-ons. One of those add-ons is based on Barcelona's performance in the Champions League during the five years of Gomes' contract. Valencia receive €500,000 if Barcelona reach the quarter-finals, plus €1m if they reach the semi-finals, an additional €1m if they reach the semi-finals, and a further €3m if they win the tournament. That equates to €5.5m if Barça lift the Champions League in any given season.

Samuel Umtiti and Andre Gomes in action.

Barcelona have exited the competition at the quarter-final stage in both of Gomes' seasons at the club (incidentally, both defeats were to Serie A teams: Juventus last season and Roma this one). That means Valencia have only pocketed €1m of a possible €11m from the Champions League clause.

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 14 4 2 0
2Juventus 11 3 2 1
3Sp. Portugal 7 2 1 3
Full standing

*Update 11 de abril de 2018

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
2Atlético 68 20 8 3
3Valencia 65 20 5 6
4Real Madrid 64 19 7 5
Full standing
Next matches
Barcelona - Valencia S-14/04 16:15
Valencia - Getafe X-18/04 19:30
Celta - Valencia S-21/04 16:15

*Update 11 de abril de 2018