Barcelona president Joan Laporta has recognised Gerard Pique’s intention to reduce his wage at the club.
Pique offered a salary reduction to Barcelona in a bid to help the club raise some funds and embark on some short-term projects that would help to club to remain competitive.
Laporta has put Pique’s advances while he looks at other avenues for funds to run the club’s operation.
The only player not registered at the moment is Jules Kounde and the club still yearns for more arrivals with the signing of Bernardo Silva and Marcos Alonso in view before the close of the summer transfer.
Pique showed a willingness to help his darling club out from financial stress and he was prepared to let go some portion of his wage for the club to carry on player registration for the new season.
The talks of Pique’s salary reduction with the club have been reportedly shut down as per a report in Barça Universal with the club embarking on selling their economic leveller.
Barcelona has sold their fourth economic lever by selling 24.5% of Barça Studios to Orpheus Media, which brought in an investment of around €100 million, the fund was used to register their new signings before the match against Rayo Vallecano Before Barcelona sold their fourth economic lever, the board has been in contact with Pique as they are keen on working on salary reduction with the defender.
Barcelona still hope to register Kounde and sign a few players, which means they need to cut wage bills were necessary to actualise their objectives with Pique’s salary seen as a boost for the club.
However, sources revealed that Pique himself had an eye on buying the 24.5% stake in Barça Studios before the sale was finalised. But club president Joan Laporta put an end to those ideas by declining the centre-back’s proposal.
Laporta’s decision has left Pique dejected, which in turn has led to the talks of a salary reduction coming to a standstill at the moment.
The defender is interested in acquiring some portion of Barça Studios and he has made some effort to vie for 49% of Barça Corporate through his company, Kosmos, during Josep Maria Bartomeu administration, with Pique making another effort to get 24.5% share of Barça Studios that were up for sale.
The decline to sell part of the club’s asset to the defender has made his advances for contract renewal to be on hold and this could affect Barcelona plans to sign and register more players before the end of the summer transfer