Barcelona registers Aguero after Busquets and Alba agree to pay cuts

The gesture comes after defender Gerard Pique took a similar step that allowed teammates Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Rey Manaj to register with the LaLiga.

Sergio Aguero

FC Barcelona's new signing Sergio Aguero poses during his presentation.   -  REUTERS

Barcelona players Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have agreed to salary reductions in order to get new signing Sergio Aguero registered and extend the club's limit with regards to financial fair play regulations, the Catalan side said on Tuesday.

The gesture comes after defender Gerard Pique took a similar step that allowed teammates Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Rey Manaj to register with the league.

"Sergio and Jordi Alba have agreed to changes in the financial terms of their contracts which included a wage reduction for this season and the deferment of payments for the remaining years," Barcelona said in a statement. The details of the wage cuts were not disclosed.

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Speaking after Lionel Messi's departure to Paris St Germain earlier this month, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said that without the Argentine superstar's salary, the club's annual wages were still around 95% of their revenue, exceeding the 70% cap set by LaLiga.

Barcelona sits fourth in LaLiga with seven points from three games. It takes on Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage on September 15, after the international break.

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