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Rift growing inside Barcelona dressing room over pay-cuts demand

A rift is growing inside the Barcelona dressing room over the board's pay-cuts demand.

Marca says some players have been accused of putting their individual interests before the collective. This was made evident by the news that on Tuesday - right after the club's Champions League win over Ferencvaros - that Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Frenkie de Jong and Marc-Andre ter Stegen had all renewed their contracts on an individual basis.

Some members of the playing squad are frustrated not only with those who have looked after themselves but also at a board who have allowed this to happen.

A letter was signed by most of the squad to reject the plans for pay cuts, but not all players signed it. Curiously, Pique was one of those to sign the letter, before agreeing a contract extension to 2024.

All of this comes just before negotiations were set to begin on Wednesday about a collective salary reduction. A player should be there at the table for these discussions, but they'd already said that they won't attend.

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