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Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto Help Out Barcelona by Agreeing to Take Wage Cuts

By Amreen
Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto are the latest Barca stars to agree to a pay cut
Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto are the latest Barca stars to agree to a pay cut / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto are reportedly close to agreeing to pay cuts as Barcelona continue to look to solve their financial problems.

The Catalan giants have been suffering financially with an astonishing €1.35 billion worth of debt, and as a result, were unable to re-sign Lionel Messi this summer, leading to the club's iconic captain departing to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

It was reported last week that Gerard Pique had chosen to take a significant pay cut to help the club so that they could register the summer's new signings, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia.

And now, according to ESPN, Busquets and Roberto have followed in their new captain's footsteps to cut their salaries. Jordi Alba will also take a 25 percent hit to his £7.8m yearly salary, according to Barcablaugranes, and will reportedly defer part of his wages until 2024.

The 32-year-old had previously alluded to the fact that he was willing to reduce his salary to stay at Barca until he retires.

He said: "When the club talks with me, I am willing. I’m from here, spending my whole life in Barcelona. That my commitment is questioned hurts me a lot. The lies annoy me, they tire me. I can put up with a lot, but I suffer for my family and the things they have to hear."

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