FOOTBALL - Barça: Lower wages, Gerard Piqué warns management

FOOTBALL - Barça: Lower wages, Gerard Piqué warns management

Josep Maria Bartomeu is proposing a cut in the salaries of all Barca members, including the players, and has called a meeting to this effect. Gerard Piqué disagrees with the timing of this meeting and warns the management of FC Barcelona.

Gerard Piqué denounces the meeting behind the backs of the players

Barça is going through a serious economic crisis. To deal with this situation, Josep Maria Bartomeu and his staff propose to lower all salaries by 30%. Asked by La Vanguardia, Gerard Piqué believes that "each player is free to voluntarily accept the club's proposal". On the other hand, the Barcelona central defender condemns the maneuvers of the leaders to force everyone to accept this drop in wages and the timing of the meeting which has already been held for this purpose. “Another thing is that they unilaterally force you and they do it the way they did. There, the truth is that I do not agree at all. They did it when many players were with their national teams, putting us in the same bag with all the workers ”, railed the Barça player.

Barça: the locker room in front of management

According to the Spanish press, all Barça players have signed a burofax to display their disagreement with this drop in wages, except Marc-André Ter Stegen, Clément Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong. Hence a split in the Catalan dressing room. But to hear Gerard Piqué, the Catalan dressing room speaks with one voice. In other words, the three players mentioned would not have dissociated themselves from their teammates. “As captain, I defend the interests of the team and make the decision to sign it. And here we are a plain cloakroom. Then they say the locker room was broken and I don't know what else. The four captains are very close and we signed the two burofax. We had several team meetings and we explained it and we all go to one, "said the former Manchester United center-back. The days ahead are going to be stormy for Barça. Except in the event of the dismissal of Josep Maria Bartomeu following the crisis referendum which should be held in mid-November ...

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