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Barça see salary cap reduction ahead of new striker signing

The Catalan side have a salary cap of 656 million euros with Real Madrid boasting the second highest limit in LaLiga with 641 million euros.

El Barcelona baja su límite salarial.

LaLiga have confirmed the latest salary caps for each of their member clubs after the recent closure of the January 2020 transfer window. Barcelona have a limit of €656 million which marks a reduction of €15 million from their September 2019 limit with the Catalan side now having to sign a replacement striker with Ousmane Dembélé ruled out for six months after surgery.

The figures indicate the maximum amount that each of the 20 La Liga clubs can spend during the season, including spending on first-team players, coaching staff, reserve and youth system.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group F soceer match between FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund

La Liga introduced the salary cap back in 2013 and the concepts included by the governing body in squad spending limits are fixed and variable wages, social security contributions, player bonuses, new acquisition costs (including commissions for agents) and amortisations (player transfer fees allocated annually based on the number of years that the player is under contract). The figures are off-set against club income levels via television, marketing, match-day revenue .... 

LaLiga Salary Caps (as of Feb. 2020)

Feb. 2020 Sept. 2019 Difference
Barcelona 656.429 671.429 -15
Real Madrid 641.049 641.049 0
Atlético 348.500 348.500 0
Sevilla 185.166 185.166 0
Valencia 177.107 170.673 +6.434
Villarreal 113.387 108.587 +4.800
Athletic 103.183 103.183 0
Betis 102.426 100.346 +2.080
Espanyol 86.338 68.738 +17.600
Real Sociedad 85.572 81.135 +4.437
Celta 68.323 62.123 +6.200
Getafe 63.799 56.284 +7.515
Levante 54.604 54.604 0
Leganés 52.082 52.082 0
Alavés 49.371 49.771 +1.600
Eibar 47.123 47.123 0
Osasuna 38.846 38.693 +153
Granada 37.898 35.461 +2.437
Valladolid 34.867 32.034 +2.833
Mallorca 33.533 29.968 +3.565
*Sums expressed in millions of euro.

Status quo for Zidane's side 

Real Madrid maintain their September limit of €641M with Atlético third with a cap of €348M. Newly promoted Mallorca prop up the table with the Balearic island club having a limit of €33.533M.


Relegation threatened Espanyol are the LaLiga club to undergo the most dramatic uplift, with a new cap of €86.4M from September's 68.73.