Gerard Pique’s retirement will liberate around €15m from Barcelona’s wage bill, Javi Miguel of Diario AS says (4 stars). This will allow the club to register new players in January
Thus, Barca plan to officially promote Gavi, Alejandro Balde, and Inaki Pena to the first team this winter. They will receive the no.6, no.12 and no.13 jerseys respectively.
Gavi has already signed a new contract but the Catalans have been unable to register it for now. Balde and Pena are expected to sign extensions in the near future as well.