Tebakbola – Gerard Pique makes trouble in the Barcelona dressing room after surprisingly signing a new contract at Camp Nou until 2024.
This maneuver contradicts Pique’s previous words, which promised to help and support his team-mates against the club’s plan to cut 25 percent of the primary player’s wages.
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Thus Barcelona announced that it has officially extended the contracts of four first-team players. The four players in question are Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Clement Lenglet, and Frenkie de Jong. But they are with varying extension periods.
Barcelona made this extension after reaching an agreement through a negotiation process for weeks. It included a temporary salary adjustment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A financial crisis hits Barcelona due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trouble in Balance Sheet
As we can see Josep Maria Bartomeu, the President of Barcelona, is doing everything he can to balance Barca’s sheet.
According to Marca, Wednesday (21/10/2020), the next few months’ targets are to cut the first-team salary by 25 percent.
Despite this, He then promised to raise their salaries back in the next period, which is, of course, will backfire for the next president, for instance.
When most of the players signed letters of refusal to negotiate with the club board. Pique suddenly turned around and signed new contracts. Pique’s maneuver reportedly sparked the anger of his Barcelona colleagues.
Pique Licked His Words Again
Ter Stegen and De Jong were unwilling to sign the negotiation refusal letter from the start. They chose to take their route to renew the contract.
Pique’s situation is more interesting. He signed the letter and changed it back then.
On Wednesday, Barcelona began efforts to realize a reduction in salaries for first-team players. No wonder they have announced four new contracts just hours before talks take place.
In March 2020, Lionel Messi announced that players had received a 70 percent pay cut. So that non-playing staff could remain employed during the pandemic.
Marca calls this technique is ‘divisive and controlling.’ The council is trying to create divisions within the squad. And the Spanish media are reporting a ‘big’ gap has been created in the Barcelona dressing room.