Gerard Pique Has Hit Back at Speculation over His Salary at Barcelona

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Gerard Pique Has Hit Back at Speculation over His Salary at Barcelona
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Among other football news today, Gerard Pique has hit back at speculation over his salary at Barcelona. The Blaugrana stalwart instead insisted that he has taken a substantial pay cut to help ease the club’s financial woes. Indeed, Pique has often been the first to agree to pay cuts when other Barcelona players balk at the prospect.

The Camp Nou outfit have mired themselves in financial troubles and debts over the past year. The club was unable, as a consequence, to re-sign their 21-years loyal captain Lionel Messi ahead of the current campaign.

Another result was that Barcelona had to slash several players’ wages in order to meet LaLiga’s financial fair play rules.

And stalwart centre-back Pique is one of those players who reportedly took a major reduction.

Gerard Pique Has Hit Back at Speculation over His Salary at Barcelona

Despite all this, media reports recently suggested that Gerard Pique had merely deferred, not cut, his wages earlier this week.

Now, the defender has clapped back at claims that he is still on a sum close to €30 million (£25m/$34m)

“Characters like this charging for public television to defend their friends,” the 34-year-old wrote on Twitter.

He was taking aim at the reporters who initially broke the story suggesting he was on a massive pay packet.

“Here are 50% of my payroll earned on December 30th. Respect yourself a little,” Pique clapped back at reporters.

Underneath, the player attached a screenshot that implies he’s currently earning a fraction of what these unreliable sources have reported.

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