Barcelona Requesting Pique And Busquets To Accept Pay Cut. Barcelona believe that La Liga is going to put obstacles in the way of them registering their new signings due to financial fair play. Therefore, the board has once again asked Busquets and Pique to.
On Wednesday evening, according to Gerard Romero on ‘Jigantes’, Joan Laporta sat down for dinner with Rafa Yuste, Mateu Alemany, Gerard Pique, and Arturo Canales. Canales is both Xavi Hernandez’s and Pique’s agent.
During said meal, the topic of conversation was the possible reduction in wages of the club captains, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique. Jordi Alba’s name was not mentioned.
This suggests that Barca are studying their options in response to the possibility of La Liga putting obstacles in the way of the Catalan club registering their new signings.
Barca want to avoid selling further assets in order to comply with the league’s financial fair play rules.
If the captains refuse to reduce their wages, Barca will have to sell another 24.5% of Barca Studios. This will be a deal worth 100 million euros.
Barcelona Requesting Pique And Busquets To Accept Pay Cut. Busquets seems to be the most viable target out of the two to accept the new wage condition, as his current contract expires at the end of the upcoming season.
Therefore, in return for dropping his wages, he could ask the club to extend his contract for one more season, allowing him a further campaign in his beloved Barca shirt.
It would not come as a surprise if the club asked other players who are on large salaries at the club to follow suit. Aubameyang, Jordi Alba, and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen are three names who may soon have a decision to make. However, the situation concerning De Jong’s exit will be central to all of this.