Barcelona player salaries 2021/22: Who are the top earners now Lionel Messi has left?

There's been a big change in finances at Camp Nou ahead of el clasico

Lionel Messi didn't want to leave and Barcelona didn't want him to go - but economic pressures forced the Argentine out in order to save the Spanish giants from breaching regulations.

When Messi last signed a contract at Camp Nou, he was earning around £60,758,000 ($82.8m) per year or £1,168,423 per week.

Even though he agreed to take a 50 per cent pay cut, Barca president Joan Laporte still couldn't balance the books, and Messi moved on to Paris-Saint German and an annual salary of $41m plus bonuses. Antoine Griezmann also left for Atletico Madrid on loan.

While Messi was by far the biggest earner at Camp Nou after 21 glittering years and a club record 35 trophies, there are still some hefty pay packets, according to fcbarcelonalatestnews.com.

All the Barca salaries are in the gallery above. To see the next picture, just swipe.

Who is the top earner at Barcelona?

Frenkie de Jong celebrates a Barca goal. Getty

Midfield star Frenkie de Jong has taken over from Messi as the top earner at Barcelona, with a weekly wage of £354,000. That's an annual salary of £18,434,000, putting him ahead of Sergio Busquets and Sergio Ageuro.

The top 10 earners at Barcelona

1. Frenkie de Jong - £354,000 a week

2. Sergio Busquets - £258,000 a week

3= Sergio Aguero - £230,000 a week

3= Memphis Depay - £230,000 a week

5= Gerard Pique - £210,000 a week

5= Ousmane Dembele - £210,000 a week

5= Miralem Pjanic - £210,000 a week

8. Samuel Umtiti - £208,000 a week

9. Sergi Roberto - £170,000 a week

10. Jordi Alba - £150,000 a week

Updated: October 24th 2021, 6:48 AM