LaLiga: Gerard Pique claims that Barcelona's veteran players are being paid less techydeed.com

Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay, who started on Sunday, could reportedly not have been registered without Pique’s reduction in their salaries.

Gerard Pique stated that Barcelona captains would have to take a pay cut to register new signings. AP

A Barcelona veteran player, Gerard Pique, said that Barcelona’s senior players had taken salary cuts to help the club financially.

Pique stated that he had already accepted a reduced salary, and his teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, all club captains, are expected to accept the same.

Pique said he had to be the first to take the reduction to register some of its new players in time for its opening Spanish league game, which Barcelona won 4-2 at the Camp Nou Stadium against Real Sociedad.

The Catalan club lost Lionel Messi because it couldn’t give him a new contract to fit into the Spanish league’s strict financial fair play regulations.

Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay, who started on Sunday, could reportedly not have been registered without Pique’s reduction in their salaries.

Pique, 34 years old, said that it was what needed to be done. “The other captains are going to do the same.” Due to a timing problem, I was the first to register the players. The club has always required adjustments to the captains. This decision is a proud one.

Some reports suggested that Alba did not intend to lower his salary. On Sunday, some Camp Nou fans mocked Alba.

Pique stated that sometimes there are misunderstandings. “After last season, the captains spoke and were on the same page to try and reach a deal with club.”

Alba stated that it hurt to hear “lies” about his commitment to Barcelona and dismissed the idea that Messi couldn’t be retained because other players weren’t willing to lower their salaries.

He said, “I’ve always been willing help the club,” “No one should doubt my abilities. I’ve been here 10 years and have eight more in youth squads. This is my club, my home, my club, and I will always support it.”

Barcelona has a debt of more than 1.2 million euros ($1.4 billion). Barcelona president Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for leaving the club in the dire situation that led to Messi’s departure.

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