Whilst it might be rather embarrassing for a club of FC Barcelona’s stature, a little help can really go a very, very long way.
It is well documented how badly the Spanish giants are struggling at the moment in regards to finances, with Lionel Messi essentially being forced to leave the club due to constraints imposed, whilst there have even been issues registering new signings because of the situation that has been presented.
Gerard Pique was the first player that decided to take a salary cut, though, in order to help his current team out, such as allowing the likes of Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia to all be made eligible and it seems to have had a domino effect on some of the other long-serving and key stars within the Blaugrana squad.
It could be argued that Pique could afford to take the cut considering his net worth, as well as the fact that he is married to the highly successful Shakira, although taking a sting in the pocket will always hurt, just as those who have not been using sportskokladenje 24 will undoubtedly have experienced themselves.
According to reports, it has been claimed that both Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto are set to follow in the centre-back’s footsteps and take a wage cut in the very near future to try and help ease the situation that the club currently finds itself in.
It has also been claimed that Jordi Alba could also be set to follow in their footsteps, as well, although it is very unlikely that Samuel Umtiti will do the same as he has already allegedly refused a number of times to do so.
Thankfully, the reduction in wages should have an impact on the huge debts that Ronald Koeman’s side currently have, whilst Messi’s forced departure will have certainly had an impact, both positively and negatively.
Although things are seemingly going well on the pitch for the team, FC Barcelona still have a very long way to go and one that will be a huge challenge for Joan Laporta.
In his second tenure as club president, the politician has already hit out at Josep Bartomelu’s spell and launched a scathing attack on him – for which he had been called a liar – and followed it up with the damages that had been incurred during the deal that took Neymar from the Nou Camp to Paris Saint-Germain, where he will now be partnered once again with his Argentine friend.