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 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.
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.
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