Gerard Pique and Josep Maria Bartomeu turn the Barcelona dressing room upside down over the recent pay-cut issue along with contract renewals
The Barcelona dressing room is beginning to fall apart once again after recovering from the terrible 2019/20 season. Currently, the tension looming in the dressing room is surrounding several topics such as the decision to purchase Antoine Griezmann who has been of no use, Lionel Messi’s lack of involvement in the game, Ousmane Dembele’s last-minute decision on deadline day, and the recent loss against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.
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However, the biggest issue that could potentially turn the dressing room upside and down and cause a major drift, is based on the dirty politics that Josep Maria Bartomeu has recently conducted.
Recent reports from several sources state, that the president wanted to impose a 30% pay-cut, however, the players are not open to the idea of enduring another cut in their wages and have jointly penned a letter with their signatures.
However, there are four players that have not signed the letter. The players in question are Gerard Pique, Frenkie de Jong, Clement Lenglet, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The above-mentioned players had carried out their contract renewal talks in a confidential manner that has not gone down well with the other players in the dressing room.
This Wednesday, the club is set to negotiate terms with the senior squad over the pay-cut. However, it seems like the player’s union has fallen apart after the mentioned players refused to sign the jointly penned letter.
The internal politics that have been carried out by Josep Maria Bartomeu has been nothing short of evil. It is to be seen whether Barca can pull themselves together and unite as they face a mighty Juventus in the Champions League soon.