Barcelona Retain Ronald Koeman Services
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Pay Cut Key to Deal
Barcelona has suffered financially due to the global coronavirus pandemic and that has led to the club asking Koeman to take a pay cut which he has chosen to accept. His current deal was due to end in 2022 and the additional year will take him through to the end of the 2023 season.
Despite the pay cut to the main contract, Koeman will still be able to earn bonuses based on any silverware that he may win during the remainder of his contract with the club. The Barcelona hierarchy had not been impressed with the clubs’ season, which had led to mounting pressure on the manager but they have decided that he deserves more time to lead Barcelona back to La Liga and Champions League success.
Since the end of the season, Barcelona have been quick to add to their squad and Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia are both players that Koeman had been keen on for some time. The potential addition of Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool would also be a major boost, although that will be subject to Barca raising funds from player sales.
It’s a similar case with out of contract Lyon star Memphis Depay, who is likely to sign on a free transfer this summer.
Free transfers are key to Barcelona adding to their numbers and Koeman’s status in world football as well as the Barcelona name will do the chances of landing players no harm at all.
Barcelona Retain Ronald Koeman With Pay Cut Key to Deal
Koeman will now focus on improving Barcelona’s form and also has the news that Lionel Messi will be at the club for the next two seasons to mean the future looks bright for the Catalan giants once more.
Now, Koeman will focus his attention back on bringing some silverware to the Nou Camp.