Since the dismissal of Koeman after a new defeat for Barça against him Vallecano Ray, the name of the future coach who has been more present in the media is none other than that of Xavi Hernandez. Xavi is in Qatar at the moment, but his contractual relationship does not seem sufficient reason to separate him from the Barça. The problems for their registration will be more on the side of Barcelona. Again, the salary limit regulations will have to be analyzed by Laporta.
As is public and notorious, Barça is exceeding its salary limit granted by the League. As long as your wage bill exceeds 470 million, its cap this year is just 97 million. This excess implies that you can only register players, renewals or a new coaching staff following rule 1 to 4. For every 1 euro you want to register, you will have to save 4 (2 in the cases of players representing more than 5% of your wage bill).
In Reverter’s words, Barça would have generated a gap of 20 million after the salary cuts of Piqué, Alba and Busquets and the exits of Griezmann, Pjanic or Ilaix. Those 20 million have been used to register the renewals of Pedri and Ansu (Anything that has increased in salary is considered more salary mass) and they will serve to pay Koeman’s severance (this year’s salary was already included in the wage bill, but the severance probably not).
It seems logical to think that many of those 20 million They would already be consumed with the aforementioned movements, but La Liga has an exception in the case of a change of coach: it allows to invest 4% of the salary limit in the registration of the new coaching staff. In the case of Barça we are talking about almost 4 million, but since 4 months have passed, the extra amount available would be about 3 million. Ruminating, if the compensation of Koeman they are about 5 million and the salary increase between Pedri and Ansu goes to 10 million gross, the Barça I would only have a few 8 million for the entire coaching staff of Xavi.
Therefore, it seems clear that the Barça He will not have much margin to be able to offer a good contract to Xavi and his coaching staff. Based on the information we have, Xavi is enjoying a large salary in Qatar. You will probably have to lower your expectations a lot if you want to go home. We will see if they reach an agreement, but if they see that the official announcement is delayed, it will surely be due to the salary reserve of a more complex operation than it seems. We will have to be vigilant as events unfold.