Barcelona duo Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have accepted a pay cut in a bid to fund Sergio Aguero’s transfer. 

Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City during the summer transfer window. In order to register Aguero as a Barcelona player with the LFP and aid the club’s Financial Fair Play parameters, Busquets and Alba have accepted pay cuts.

“The salary reductions for Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, two of the four first-team captains, signed this Tuesday have allowed FC Barcelona to achieve two objectives: the registration of Sergio Aguero with the Spanish Football League (LFP) and to extend the Club’s limit with regards to financial fair play regulations,”  a statement from Barcelona read.

“Sergio and Jordi Alba have agreed to changes in the financial terms of their contracts which included a wage reduction for this season and the deferment of payments for the remaining years.”

“The gesture from the two players comes after the agreement recently signed by Gerard Piqué which also allowed his teammates Memphis, Eric Garcia, and Rey Manaj too be registered with the league. As such, FC Barcelona has completed the registration of its players with the LFP.”

The Argentine is still on the sidelines with a calf injury he picked at the beginning of August which is likely to rule him out until October.

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