Barcelona salary limit €66m more than Real Madrid

Barcelona can spend up to €66m more than El Clasico rivals Real Madrid after La Liga released the financial caps for each club in the top two tiers.

Barca have a budget of €632m to cover costs including wages of playing staff (including youth team players), coaching staff and other areas of significance, while Madrid’s figure is €566m.

Atletico Madrid’s budget is a relatively modest €293m while Valencia’s is €164m, edging out Sevilla on €162m while Villarreal’s is €109m and Real Betis stand at €97m.

The club with the tightest financial restraints are Real Valladolid who can spend just €23m while fellow newly promoted clubs Huesca’s is €29m and Rayo Vallecano at €33m.

La Liga implemented a salary cap in 2013, ensuring clubs could only spend in relation to their earnings.