Barcelona and Gerard Pique ‘hold secret meeting to discuss a further reduction in his salary’

Barcelona and Gerard Pique ‘maintain secret assembly to debate a FURTHER discount within the centre-back’s wage’ because the membership search to register their new signings

  • Barcelona are in search of to get plenty of gamers to scale back their salaries
  • The membership want to indicate La Liga they’ve offloaded wages to register gamers
  • Gerard Pique had beforehand agreed a discount in his wage with the membership 

Barcelona are reported to have held a gathering with Gerard Pique over the legendary centre-back accepting an additional discount in his wage. 

The Catalan membership are in search of present gamers to just accept a discount of their salaries to convey them in step with the brand new wage construction the membership is attempting to implement after years of bloated spending on gamers’ pay packets. 

As per La Liga’s rules, Barcelona want to indicate that they’ve offloaded sufficient cash to have the ability to register the assorted new signings they’ve introduced on this summer time. The league appears at their revenue subsequent to their outgoings to find out how a lot they will spend that coming season. 

Gerard Pique is said to have held a meeting with Barcelona over a further reduction in his wages

Gerard Pique is claimed to have held a gathering with Barcelona over an additional discount in his wages

According to Sport, with the membership determined to register Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde, figures have met with Pique to debate one other reduce to his wage. 

The report states that the latest dialogue is in view of the league not accepting the membership’s makes an attempt on the activation of the latest financial levers – basically, means to adjust to their iteration of Financial Fair Play – and that there would possibly should be an additional effort made by the taking part in squad to make sure new arrivals could be registered. 

It has additionally been urged that the Barcelona skipper mentioned different issues with the hierarchy, together with his sporting future, function within the group below supervisor Xavi Hernandez and, maybe, a extra existential dialogue of the membership’s financial future. 

Pique had previously agreed a wage reduction at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic which battered the club's finances

Pique had beforehand agreed a wage discount on the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic which battered the membership’s funds

The membership, regardless of their bravado available in the market this summer time, nonetheless discover themselves on precarious monetary footing with them owing plenty of gamers wages stretching into the tens of tens of millions. 

Figures from the world over of soccer have appeared on in staggering bemusement because the membership proceed to spend cash on new gamers regardless of not showing to have paid many of their present squad their beforehand agreed wages. 

Gary Neville, a former Manchester United player-turned-Sky Sports pundit, accused the membership of tantamount to bullying of their reported makes an attempt at getting Frenkie de Jong to forgo a few of the wages he’s contractually obliged to have having signed for the membership on these phrases in 2019.   

Joan Laporta has spent the summer requesting members of the current squad agree to wage reductions to enable the club to sign new players

Joan Laporta has spent the summer time requesting members of the present squad conform to wage reductions to allow the membership to signal new gamers 

‘De Jong ought to contemplate authorized motion v Barcelona and all gamers must be behind him!’ the pundit wrote on Twitter.

‘A membership spending fortunes on new gamers while not paying those they’ve below contract their full cash is immoral and a breach.

‘FIFPRO must be throughout bullying like this and cease it.’

Meanwhile, it has additionally been reported that midfielder Sergio Busquets has been noticed on the coaching floor alongside his agent as Barcelona’s hierarchy search to convey him in step with their coverage to considerably scale back the membership’s wage invoice.