Spanish giants Barcelona hits by the terrific financial loss due to pandemic in this season. Some reports published before by Barcelona claims that the club had suffered a financial loss. As a club estimated a loss of over £80m due to coronavirus.
However, the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu stated earlier about the wage cuts of the players. He said Barca will cope up with this critical situation of the club by having a wage cut. As it took the huge fight between players in the dressing room.
Recently, Pique had signed a new deal with Barcelona till 2024. He started his career with Catalan’s side in 2008 and it is still counting for him. Throughout his period with Catalan, he won three UCL titles and 8 La Liga titles. As he extended his contract with the Camp Nou side till 2024.
Moreover, a report from Dailymail claimed that Barcelona’s wall had agreed to the 50% wage cut along with the right to scrap the deal in the next season. Therefore, it seems like the Camp Nou’s side signed the deal which had almost all the rights reserved with themselves rather than the player.
Likewise, a report from the Sport added extra information in it and tells that Pique must play 35 percent of matches from the total matches of the next season. Elsewhere if he fails to do then Barcelona had the right to rescind his contract with them.
Besides Pique Barcelona also asked other players for a wage cut according to their age and previous performance with the club. As they are hoping to get revive from this hard financial strike by axing their wages.
Other players who revised their contracts with Barcelona
The wage cut list from Barcelona includes the names of the players like goalkeeper ter Stegen, Lenglet, and Frenkie de Jong. These players agreed to the terms of a 30 percent salary cut. This took place while signing their revised terms and conditions with the club.
After then, Marca reports that the Barcelona dressing room went under frustration after listening about Pique’s deal. As players were not happy with Pique’s decision to have a 50% wage cut. Because players didn’t want to cut their wages.
Whereas, Lionel Messi previously reveals that all the players had accepted the cut in their salary. Hence, for helping the club to pay others full wages. But further he also added that we did this to help the club to overcome the critical condition.
Lionel Messi said, “If we didn’t speak until now, it’s because the priority was to find solutions to help the club and to see who the most affected were during this situation.” Later he followed and told us we will help the club by having 70% of the wage cut.
“For our party, the moment has arrived that, the cut will be 70 percent of our wage during the state of alarm. We will also help out the club for the workers to be paid 100 percent of their wages, ” Lionel Messi concluded.
Henceforth, the loss of over £80m during the last season put Barcelona into vital conditions. Therefore, everyone might be hoping to get fans back at the stadium as soon as possible. This will further help them to increase the player’s salaries and everything will be fine for everyone.