Football Club Barcelona is drowning in debt and these days it is trying to reduce the salary bill in all ways. First he has tried to sell players with the highest salaries like Miralem Pjanic and Antoine Griezmann and then he has wanted to reach an agreement with the "sacred cows" of the dressing room.
However, the meetings with the representatives of Jordi Alba, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets have not come to fruition and only Joan Laporta could make them see reason in a new conversation. According to the newspaper ‘Sport’, the sports director of Barcelona, Mateo Alemany, met in the last hours with Vicente Forés, Josep Maria Orobitg and Arturo Canales, agents of the aforementioned players. The objective was to make them understand the need to apply a pay cut, but there was no success.
There have been two meetings in which the players have refused to join the austerity plans of the Barça club. Alemany also could not convince them to sign a contract renewal with the same conditions. The referents do not give their arm to twist.
“The players have said that not so much to the first proposal of the Barcelona club as the second. The club first wanted their salary to be lowered and then, seeing that they could not achieve this purpose, they extended their contracts, maintaining the amount agreed in the remaining years of the contract. At the moment, the failure of the negotiations is palpable because the club has run into a wall ", publishes the mentioned source.