Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets: Barcelona reject ‘erroneous’ salary demands over the trio | Football news

Barcelona have dismissed an “erroneous” report which revealed the salaries of Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique.

Catalan TV presenter Lluis Canut said the TV3 Pique is the club’s first winner with annual revenues of € 30million (£ 25million), while Alba is at € 23million (£ 19million) and Busquets at € 20million. euros (£ 16.7 million).

The trio all suffered pay cuts at the start of the season to help Barca deal with their financial woes, but Canut claimed they were postponements, not cuts.

Pique posted a screenshot of his online banking on social media on Friday, appearing to claim that 50% of his annual income is € 2.3million (£ 1.9million) .

Beside the screenshot, he tweeted: “People like this are paid by public television to defend their friends. Here you have 50% of my salary as of December 30. Respect yourself a little.”

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Barca say claims about Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Pique are incorrect

Barcelona condemned Canut’s comments as “incorrect” and “unprofessional” and said all three players had indeed given up part of their salaries before the start of the season.

The club said in a statement: “With regard to the statements made by Mr Lluís Canut yesterday on the TV3 ‘Onze’ program, FC Barcelona would like to clarify the following:

“Information on the salaries of some first-team players has by no means been provided by the club and its origin is unknown.

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European football journalist Andy Brassell said Barcelona signing of Philippe Coutinho for £ 146million in January 2018 was ‘the most disastrous’ in club history

“In any event, the amounts referred to in the information are erroneous, do not correspond to reality and, moreover, in the case of the first three actors concerned, he gives fixed amounts which, being variable, will not eventually be never deserved.

“It is wrong that the players mentioned only deferred 100% of their salary. Mr Pique, Mr Busquets and Mr Alba gave up part of their salary when they signed their last contract renewal last summer.

“We consider it inappropriate, unprofessional and in bad faith when such information is presented as true and truthful and regret that information of this type is provided which affects the personal rights of players and which deserves, when true , the highest confidentiality. “

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho has been on loan at Aston Villa for the remainder of the season as Barca seek to cut their payrolls.

Ferran Torres has joined Barca for £ 46.3million, but the club are currently unable to sign the Spain forward due to his spending cap imposed by La Liga.

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