A meeting is set to take place between Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and defender Gerard Pique amid rising tensions at the club.ESPN claim the Barcelona players have a grievance with the hierarchy for failing to sign Neymar this summer.The Brazilian attempted to force through a return to the Nou Camp but Paris-Saint Germain kept hold of their man.However, Neymar is not the only reason for discontent among the Catalan camp.
An article released in Mundo Deportivo last week claimed player power was a huge problem at Barcelona.Pique openly criticised the piece, which he believes came from a senior member of the La Liga club’s board.The Spanish defender has also been very vocal regarding the pre-season preparations, which included trips to Japan and the United States.ESPN claim Bartomeu is hoping to clear the air and get the squad to put the bad start to the season behind them.
“I hope he comes here with us to Barcelona but also Real Madrid is another big club.”It is normal that they are interested in trying to sign him.”I don’t know man. Let’s see what happens this week.”Everything is speculation. Let’s see at the end if he arrives here or not.”