On October 20, 2020, a week before resigning as president of Fútbol Club Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu renewed Ter Stegen, Lenglet, Pique and Frenkie De Jong. An extension of contracts that they sought to reduce the salary weight in the midst of a pandemic. The club saved about 18 million in wages, 30 in total counting the amortizations of Lenglet and De Jong. But it was not a simple deferral since the savings for the Bartomeu exercise meant an extra cost of an additional 311 million for the club.
Lenglet and Ter Stegen renewed for three years and De Jong and Piqué extended two courses. While in the case of the Catalan center-back the same salary that he had in more years was deferred, in the others they were lowered a little that first season but then they almost doubled their emoluments.
The current board has already transferred these four players who see signs of criminality in these contracts. He has proposed to roll back previous salaries, pointing out that otherwise he will take him to court. Piqué is currently the only one who has been willing to do so and is negotiating to lower his salary very significantly.
Before renovation Ter Stegen and Piqué finished their contract this 2022, Lenglet in 2023 and De Jong in 2024.
tip that the club studies a legal action, although it prefers to reach an understanding with the footballer, who on Sunday scored the sixth goal against Pumas after having heard some whistles at the team’s presentation.