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Cutting player wages could prove to be quite the headache for the club if they were to go that route again, though, as employees and players can cancel their contracts in the event of wage reductions.
As such, it’s said individual agreements would need to be made with each player to avoid losing them for free.
The news comes amid that Barcelona will soon face a presidential referendum after a vote of no confidence in president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The required number of votes to trigger the referendum – 16,521 – have reportedly been confirmed after counting began last week on the 20,687 total votes that were cast by club members against Bartomeu on September 17.
The referendum, which is unlikely to be held before mid-November at the earliest, will require 66 percent of the vote to eject the incumbent from his position.