Piqué’s departure will save the club at least 50 million

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On August 10, AS explained that during a dinner with Joan Laporta, Gerard Piqué offered to play for free if necessary. He left the proposal in good words, but after the central defender announced his decision to retire, it can be said that in economic terms he has kept his word.

Barça will save at least 50 million with the departure of Piqué, who will forgive the club the year and a half left on his contract. While it is true that the second year depended on him playing a certain number of games this year, that amount was in the draft budget for next season.

This resignation also affects the end-of-career bonus that Bartomeu signed for him in his day as he did with Messi, who still has to collect it. Now It remains to be agreed how the money that differed in his last renewal is paid after Piqué already lowered his salary at the beginning of last season so that the club could register Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay in extremis.

Piqué started the season convinced that he could be useful to the team. At that time, the center-back still had the conviction that he would be able to reverse his situation at Barcelona. Before going on vacation, Xavi had already warned him that his role in the team was going to change. The consolidation of Araújo and the signings of Koundé and Christensen, added to the arrival of Eric Garcia a year earlier, placed him in a complicated position that he already saw would be impossible to reverse when the Blaugrana team tested the signing of Íñigo Martínez.

this landscape, coupled with episodes such as the speech by the director of football, Mateu Alemany at the club assembly when he said that there were players who “They are impossible to transfer and on the other hand they tax fairplay. They are wages outside the market, the goal is to make them disappear” They were marking distances.

After these words came the whistles of the Camp Nou when Xavi ushered him onto the pitch minutes after making a multiple substitution and the coach’s decision to prefer Marcos Alonso as central ahead of the captain. If we add to that his failure in the decisive game against Inter, we have all the ingredients of the cocktail that exploded on Thursday afternoon.

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