Barcelona star Gerard Pique posts his payslip on social media after reports emerged that he was the club's highest earner

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique has shared his payslip online to dispel a TV report that called him Barcelona's highest-paid player.

Spanish Television presenter, Lluis Canu said Pique was taking home almost £12m a year after tax that is about a £1m a month but the footballer has revealed he took home £1.94m after tax for the last six months of 2021.

Pique was one of a number of stars to take a pay cut amid Barca's financial woes

Posting his payslip on Twitter, it could be seen that half of Pique's yearly salary, paid to him in December totalled €2,328,884.39 (£1.94m).
Pique tweeted: 'People like this are paid by public television to defend their friends. Here is 50% of my salary as of 30 December. Have a bit of respect for yourself.'
Canut had claimed Pique, on €28m (£23.4m) gross, and fellow veterans Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba on €23m (£19.2m) and €20m (£16.7m) respectively were the club's top earners.

Barcelona also came out to deny the suggestion. The club said: 'The information on the salaries of certain first team players has not, in any case, been supplied by the club and its origin is unknown.

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