Laliga giants, Barcelona is reportedly making moves to drag at least four of their players to court.
A deal with the said players which was signed during the tenure of the former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu is reportedly causing upset in Camp Nou following the emergence of the new leadership headed by President Joan Laporta, Naija News learnt.
The four players involved are Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, reports said.
De Jong, Pique, Lenglet and Ter Stegen are said to have all signed new contracts in Oct. 2020 which saw them take a wage cut in the short term to help Barcelona’s financial situation.
The deals, which were the last action of the outgone president have, however, caused stirs in the club, as the players are now asked to scrap the contracts they signed almost two years ago.
The initial plan, Naija News learnt was to pay the four players back in the next seasons – a move that came with a total extra salary cost of £263m in the long term.
However, Barcelona’s current regime headed by Laporta is making the case that there is evidence of criminality within the deals signed back in 2020.
Barcelona now wants De Jong, Pique, Lenglet and Ter Stegen to give the green light to withdraw those deals and revert back to the contracts they had in place beforehand.
And if they do not agree to do so, Barcelona is willing to go to court.
This article was originally published on Naija News