Barcelona Makes Urgent Plea to Pique and Busquets to Accept Further Paycuts Amid Financial Crisis

Barcelona Makes Urgent Plea to Pique and Busquets to Accept Further Paycuts Amid Financial Crisis

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Barcelona met with the representatives of Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique in order to discuss a decrease in their salaries this season
  • The Catalan giants are trying to generate enough funds to be able to register their new signings for the 2022/23 football season
  • The Blaugrana have already generated a total of €767m from the sale of the club’s TV rights and Barca Studios this summer

Barcelona may be required to once again ask some of the club’s top players to accept wage cuts again in order to generate more funds to register their new players this season.

The Catalan club has invested heavily in player transfers this summer, bringing in the top signings such as Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde to Camp Nou.

Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Barcelona, La Liga, Spain, Camp Nou
Barcelona are hoping Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets will accept the club's proposals for both players to reduce their salaries again. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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Barcelona has also activated three economic levers helping the club raise a total of €767m in from the sale of TV rights and Barca Studios but it might not be enough to register all new players for La Liga.

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According to Football Espana, Blaugrana chiefs have now met with the representatives of club veterans, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique in order to persuade both players to accept a pay cut.

Both Pique and Busquets were part of senior Barcelona players who accepted lesser pay due to the club’s financial crisis and they will be required to do the same again from the Catalan giants.

Aubameyang has no intention of leaving Barcelona

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dowsed any hopes of him leaving Barcelona this summer after reports emanated that Chelsea is interested in signing him.

According to Barca Universal, Aubameyang is not interested in moving his family after just six months in the Catalan city following his move from Arsenal in January.

The 33-year-old forward is also set for a major pay rise at Barcelona and is therefore not interested in a move back to England.

Barcelona plan to raid Liverpool again

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Liverpool could be set to lose another superstar player to Barcelona again after reports emerged of the Catalan giants showing interest in Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Xavi Hernandez is showing he is two steps ahead of his competitors as the Barcelona manager is already planning for the 2023/24 football season.

Barcelona are targeting Trent Alexander-Arnold as their major signing of the 2023 summer transfer window to put the icing on the cake on their rebuilding process at Camp Nou.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..