Sources close to Jordi Alba have vehemently denied the unsettling rumor that Barcelona had tabled a hare-brained proposal for a tremendous 60 percent pay cut for the upcoming season. It appears that Barcelona is now making a conscientious effort to comply with the rigid ‘Financial Fair Play’ requisites that will enable them to breathe easier in their pursuit of signing the golden boy, Leo Messi. Merely one of the current issues at hand is the significant issue of the first team players’ remuneration.
On Monday, a surreptitiously arranged meeting took place between Joan Laporta and the Barcelona full-back, Jordi Alba. It was an informal rendezvous over a nondescript lunch where it was anticipated that they would discuss Alba’s future at Barcelona. Alba has made it explicitly clear that he has an unbridled passion and desire to remain at Barcelona, and he propounds that he is unyielding in his resolve to vie for a regular spot in the team.
It has been alleged that at the aforementioned lunch, Laporta left Alba thunderstruck after he proposed that he consider taking a colossal pay cut to the tune of sixty percent! Nevertheless, both AS and Sports publications have refuted these claims while quoting their authentic sources. Under no uncertain terms did Laporta direct this mind-boggling proposal toward Alba. In fact, sources insisted that Jordi Alba’s inner circle contacted AS to categorically quash this purported idea. Meanwhile, Sports hinted that their meeting was a social engagement that had been postponed for several months, where no contractual issues were discussed concerning Alba’s future at Barcelona.