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04th Aug 2022

Barcelona ask Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets to take further pay cuts

Daniel Brown

The stalwart pair both took significant pay cuts last summer

Barcelona have reportedly asked Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique to take further wage cuts in order to help the club register their new players.

The Catalan giants, who have recruited Andreas Christensen, Pablo Torre, Franck Kessié, Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé and Raphinha this summer, are struggling to register their new signings for domestic action due to LaLiga’s strict financial policies.

According to journalist Gerard Romero, Barcelona have since asked Busquets and Pique to take additional pay cuts in order to help with the situation.

The stalwart pair both took significant pay cuts last summer to help the club, and they have reportedly held meetings with Barcelona officials in recent days to to discuss further reductions.

While previous reports in Spain have claimed that the duo are reluctant to take further pay cuts, the situation may have since changed.

Current president Joan Laporta has been attempt to ease Barcelona financial situation by activating ‘levers’ – selling portions of club-owned properties or TV rights in exchange for cash.

Barcelona selling percentage of their Barça Studios production house

Earlier this week, the club confirmed that they would be selling a percentage of their Barça Studios production house to the controversial fan token platform,

Laporta confirmed the news during their unveiling of latest signing Koundé that a deal in the region of €100million (£83.7m) had been completed.

The Catalan giants have already sold off 25 per cent of their television rights for the next 25 years to Sixth Street for a fee estimated to be around €267million (£228m).

During the unveiling, Laporta said he hoped the sale would allow the club to register their new signings.

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