Gerard Pique Advance Talks With Barcelona To Reduce His Salary. According to Mundo Deportivo, Gerard Pique and Barcelona are in advanced talks to lower his pay. In October 2020, the Catalan last extended his contract, at the same time as Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong, and Clement Lenglet.
Pique and his agent met with Joan Laporta, Rafael Yuste, and Mateu Alemany last Wednesday in a restaurant in Sant Just Desvern to discuss the deal, which is said to be nearing completion.
Barcelona is eager to make as many cost reductions as they can to allow them to register their summer acquisitions without going over the La Liga-mandated pay cap.
And it’s proving more difficult than expected. Barcelona has been very active this summer, signing Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Jules Kounde. However, unless they can make the finances work, all five will be on the bench on the first day of the new season.