Joao Felix’s Salary Reportedly Increased By 1000%, Barcelona Already In Crisis

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Barcelona star Joao Felix’s pay has been boosted by 1,000%, dealing further damage to the Blaugrana’s coffers.

Felix joined on loan in the summer after being declared surplus to needs by Atletico Madrid upon his return.

The Portugal international, who had a failed loan spell with Chelsea, was stripped of the No.7 shirt and did not play a single minute of pre-season. He made no secret of his desire to join Barcelona, who eventually sanctioned a loan on September 1.

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Felix also extended his contract with Atletico until 2029, however, it was stated that his salary at Barcelona for the season was only €400,000.

This was done so that Barca, whose financial problems have been well-publicised, could register him.

According to Sport, La Liga has recently revised its records to show that Felix is making €4 million.

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La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed the update on social media, noting that the league “multiplied the remuneration agreed between Joao and FCB by ten for Fair Play purposes.”

Felix has six goals for Barcelona, including goals against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. His recent form has been a source of concern, and he was rested for the win over Las Palmas.

According to reports, Ferran Torres will start ahead of Felix in next Thursday’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final against Osasuna.

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Diario Sport, via Sportskeeda, said that the club still wants to keep him but cannot afford a significant transfer cost. Instead, after the current season ends, his agent Jorge Mendes has proposed another one-year loan.

After 19 games, Barcelona is third in the league and seven points behind the leaders. They play Barbastro in the Copa del Rey on Sunday night.

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