Bankrupt Barcelona set to pay a huge combined sum to Messi, Neymar and Dembele

Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)
Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Barcelona are set to pay a huge combined sum of money to Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Ousmane Dembele while on the verge of bankruptcy.

Unfortunately, Barcelona currently finds themselves in troubled waters. Ronald Koeman in particular is going through a roller coaster of emotions at the Catalan club. The Dutchman was appointed following the sacking of Quique Setien as a beacon of hope to turn the situation around after a horrific 2019/20 campaign under Ernesto Valverde and Setien.

However, Koeman’s plans have not yet materialized as of yet. In the Spanish league, the Catalans currently 13th in the league table with three wins and three losses. To make matters worse, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto have been sidelined with long-term injuries leaving Koeman with no central-defender to partner alongside Clement Lenglet.

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In the upcoming January transfer window, Koeman was hoping that the club signs Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia as the manager believes that these two signings are desperately needed. However, the plausible signing of the mentioned duo could be stalled due to the fact that Barca are on the verge of bankruptcy due to their high amount of uncleared debts.

In fact, reports state that the club is set to pay Neymar around 40 million euros, Lionel Messi 30 million euros as a loyalty bonus upon the expiration of his contract next summer, and Borussia Dortmund another 5 million euros as Ousmane Dembele made his 75th appearance for Barca against Atletico Madrid.

A combined figure between 75-85  million euros including all extras could be paid by Barca to the above-mentioned trio. Nonetheless, the focus now remains to clinch all three points in the Champions League fixture against Dynamo Kyiv.

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