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Barcelona stars demand guarantees regarding pay cut

The management committee at Barcelona, which is chaired by Carles Tusquets, wants to resume the negotiations that former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu opened regarding a pay cut for the first-team players.

Although Bartomeu was able to reach specific agreements with Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong and Clement Lenglet, there are still many more players in the squad that the club must reach an agreement with.

At the moment, there is no proposal on the table from the management committee. The first thing that has been discussed in the first two meetings has been the legitimacy of this interim board to negotiate such an important and enormously expensive issue.

The squad have questioned whether they really have the legitimacy to remain at the negotiating table in view of the repercussions. The players want written guarantees that this temporary board can negotiate the matter and reach a final agreement.

Understandably, the first-team squad do not want to find themselves in a final compromise and for the president who emerges from the election to contest the agreement. This is because agreements made now could lead to an unsustainable economic situation for the incoming board.

The negotiations are currently at a standstill. In the next few days, talks will be resumed and negotiations will begin if the management committee can offer this guarantee to the players.

So far, there has been no negotiations regarding the players’ contracts, including those of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

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The idea of the club is that these negotiations will be concluded by November 5, but it will not be easy taking into account that, at the moment, this proposal does not exist and a few days should elapse from the time it occurs while all the terms are being discussed.

The squad is willing to help the club and its staff at this time, just as they did a few months ago when wages were cut at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, while it was the players who covered the money lost for non-playing staff at the club after this aforementioned reduction.

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