Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets ‘set for fresh Barcelona pay cuts’


Barcelona are reportedly planning to discuss fresh salary cuts with veteran trio Jordi AlbaSergio Busquets and Gerard Pique.

The Blaugrana squad all took hits on their salaries during 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Catalan giants facing debts of over £1bn last year.

Barcelona are planning to be active in the summer transfer market after focusing on the signings of free agents and loan deals over the past several months, but their dire financial situation could still affect their business.

In order to boost their prospects of landing big-name stars such as Erling Braut Haaland and Robert LewandowskiMarca claims that Busquets, Pique and Alba could be asked to decrease their salaries further.

The three veterans are all reported to have agreed to pay cuts last year, but negotiations could prove difficult with the trio already waiting on delayed payments which were previously agreed upon.

Busquets has a contract at Camp Nou until the summer of 2023, while Pique and Alba’s deals at the Catalan club are set to expire in 2024