The player’s commercial strategy became an obvious problem for FC Barcelona, which resulted in sanctioning him but did not go further because they feared possible media pressure. Because at the same time, Gerard Pique received 28.4 million euros gross per season (excluding bonuses).
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When Gerard Piqué met José Maria Bartomeu, the ex-Blaugrana boss, to talk about the conditions of his extension, he would have assured him that he wanted to become the highest paid central defender in the world ahead of Sergio Ramos (note: 12, 5 million net per year for the current Parisian against some 15 million net for Gerard Piqué), is also revealed El Mundorelying on sources close to the negotiation.
With the arrival of Covid-19 in 2020, the 35-year-old defender agreed to take a pay cut, although in reality it was contract extensions in exchange for deferred deferrals to cushion the years hardest hit by the pandemic, specifies the Spanish daily.
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