Lhe Sports Directorate of Barcelona has the objective of reduce the wage bill of the staff and has already set to work to achieve it. Mateu Alemany has already started the contact round in order to see the availability of the players. One of them is Sergio Busquets and for this he met with the representative of the footballer Jos Mara Orobitg.
At the moment, the footballer will not lower his salary and will stay as is. This is the conclusion of the first meeting that the two parties held last Sunday. The club explained the situation in which it finds itself at the moment and the need to lower the wage bill in order to sign players. It was a general exhibition because they did not ask for a specific reduction for the captain.
Busquets had complained that the club had not communicated anything to him while there was a lot of information in the press about the salary reduction. “I have heard that many things are being said and when I return from vacation I don’t know what they will tell me. I would like Amy to tell me not to find out elsewhere, but I am always willing to help. They have not proposed anything to us, they have not told us anything beyond what is heard by you. It is not the best decision to do it through the press, it is always better direct and face to face”, he said during the concentration of the Spanish team.
In this sense, the president of Barcelona, Joan Laportasaid this Tuesday that “everything is already solved, there was a confusion” with Busquets, after the meeting held this Sunday and in which he was informed of the club’s plans.
Sergio Busquets has one more year on his contract and, like the rest of the players, he already had a pay cut due to the pandemic and the drop in the club’s income. The Sports Directorate intends that the captain, Piqu and Jordi Alba lower their salary since their chips are the highest in the squad.
In the case of pique, the footballer will lower his salary as he told Xavi Hernndez in the meeting he had with him a few days ago and in which the coach explained that the role of the footballer had changed and what you wanted from him for the next exercise.