The coach, concerned about the football player’s personal hyperactivity, demands that his commitment to the team be fulfilled. Barca club want the central defender to forgo part of the 50 million euros owed to him
Gerard Piku, one of the captains of Barcelona and the aspiration to become the president of the unit in the future has become a big problem. Both for an instruction who still doesn’t know how to deal with his salary (about 15 million euros) and the amount he still owes (just under 50 million), and for a coach who moonlights as Doesn’t accept his role.
technician xavi hernandez, during a meeting with Piku a few days ago, demanded from the footballer that his dedication as a Barcelona player be exclusive. Not only this. He warned the defender that, at age 35, his status as the undisputed piece in the team would change from next season.
Piku, known as the former President Josep Maria Bartomeu Renewed in October 2020 to stretch payments until June 30, 2024, I accept Xavi Hernandez’s reprimand. But the footballer also made it clear to his former teammate and now foreman that he has no intention of leaving the club this summer. Pique believes he is still in a position to reach a remarkably competitive level and even says he is ready to take the salary reduction that Barcelona leaders will offer him .
And mess is one of the keys. As they concede from the dome of the Barca club, Pique has about 50 million euros left to collect between deferred amounts and contractual premiums. All this apart from his annual gross salary.
Barcelona, in talks that have yet to be opened, intend to reach an agreement whereby Pique waives part of the money owed to him. In return, Barça club, as long as it manages to sell off some of the assets with which it wants to leave its economic hardship behind (selling 25% of its television rights and 49% of its division). sales), will try to settle the balance amount as soon as possible.
Journalist Maral Llorente further said on Monday morning that Xavi had informed Piku that he was not trusting her. This newspaper was able to confirm, by sources close to the footballer and Barca club sources, that the message transmitted was an ultimatum in the face of the player’s extra-playing activities in recent days.
In Camp Nou’s offices and in the booth itself, the footballer’s hyperactivity has been followed with extreme concern, not only because his nightlife has suddenly become relevant in the rosy press. Shakira, his partner for the last 12 years. But also for all his commitments to the Cosmos company, of which he is the chairman. This Monday, in fact, he was overseeing the Fontetta Pavilion ahead of the Davis Cup group stage brawl in Valencia next September.
In addition, a month earlier, the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office initiated proceedings to investigate the contract signed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). louis rubiales To bring the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia through the intervention of Pique and Cosmos. The Barcelona defender is also the president of Andorra Football Club, a team that has just achieved promotion to the second division.
The coaching staff is also concerned about tendinopathy that affected the final stages of his last season as a Barca player. Xavi Hernandez believes he has central positions covered Ronald AraujoSaid to be the defensive leader for the next several years, Eric Garca You Andreas Christensen, who will arrive free of charge from Chelsea this summer, although his signing has yet to be made official. Barca coaches, in any case, would like to include another defender, with the possibility that Clement Lenglet You Samuel Umtiti can leave the body.
Meanwhile, Pique will try to win the position. Knowing that the bull was finished.
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