Gerard Pique at Loggerheads With Barcelona Board, Pauses Salary Reduction After Club Denies Him Business Deal

Gerard Pique at Loggerheads With Barcelona Board, Pauses Salary Reduction After Club Denies Him Business Deal

  • Gerard Pique has halted reducing his wages at Barcelona after the club denied him an opportunity to buy some percentage in the Barca Studios
  • Barcelona and Pique had been in negotiations for the reduction of the defender’s wages as the Catalan club tries to raise funds to register its new players
  • Barcelona are yet to register Jules Kounde for the new season and are also interested in signing 3 more players this summer

Barcelona has hit a roadblock in their bid to convince club veteran, Gerard Pique to take a massive pay cut to help the Catalans register all its new players.

Pique is arguably angry at the Barcelona hierarchy after he was denied a business deal that could have seen his company purchase a percentage of Barcelona’s Barca studios.

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Gerard Pique has shown willingness to shed a large part of his wages at Barcelona for this season but is now having a change of heart. Photo by NurPhoto
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According to Barca Universal, Pique had an eye on buying the 24.5% stake in Barça Studios before the sale to Orpheus Media was finalized in the 4th economic lever for the Catalans.

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The decision has now angered the Barcelona veteran and he has decided to halt the discussions with the Catalan giants about reducing his salary, which would help the club generate more funds.

The 4th lever deal brought in an investment of around €100 million that was crucial to helping Barcelona register six stars, including Robert Lewandowski and Dembele, prior to the Rayo Vallecano clash.

Barcelona want £21m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Meanwhile, Barcelona will be willing to sell Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if the price is right, as Chelsea has shown interest in the forward.

According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona has told Chelsea they want £21million for the 33-year-old striker just seven months after signing him on a free transfer.

Chelsea is preparing to make an offer for Aubameyang this week, but for a lot less after conversations with the LaLiga giants over the weekend.

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Gerard Pique agrees to take massive paycut

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Gerard Pique has taken some huge personal costs to help Barcelona register its new players following the Catalans financial crisis.

Barcelona has brought in Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Frank Kessie, and Andreas Christensen while they also renewed the contract of Ousmane Dembele.

The Spanish giants have however, failed to register any of these players for the upcoming season after failing to meet La Liga’s regulations due to their financial troubles.