Barcelona have become the first football team in history to pay its players an average wage of more than £10 million per-year, according to various reports today.
The La Liga giants are currently second in the Spanish top-flight after the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, and are just one point behind in-form Sevilla as they look to make it back-to-back titles.
And, frankly, winning their domestic league is the least Barca supporters should expect with the astronomical wages that are being shelled out every week by the club’s hierarchy.
According to the Guardian, the latest Global Sports Salary Survey – which tracks pay in 349 teams across eight sports in 13 countries – shows Barcelona will pay its 23-man squad an eye-watering average of £10.45m, before bonuses, a figure that has risen by a third since the 2017-18 campaign.
Manchester United are the highest British club in the survey in 10th, with an average first-team wage of around £6.5m per season.
We’ve all known for sometime the money surrounding football is insane, but surely paying such an exorbitant average salary can’t go on much long, can it?
What do you think?