Where did this 10+6m figure and it is net for De Jong come from? According to the wage figures that I have seen from sillyseason.com and I think those numbers are quite believable, Busquets is making about 19m gross and Pique is at 17.5m gross, and now De Jong is going to make 19m gross? I refuse to believe it.
Plus, Catalan media claimed that we offered the same terms we gave to De Jong to De Ligt and he balked at it. If De Jong is at 10m net, that is essentially the same offer PSG gave to De Ligt. So we offered De Ligt 19m gross too? So where does the disconnect come from?
How much does football leaks say Busquets and Pique makes a year net?
sillyseason.com isn't very reliable as they never mention the source from where they get their figures from. There is no reliable data available for Pique's or Busquet's salaries and I'm getting De Jong's wage figures from SPORT, L'Equipe and De Telegraaph.
Let's assume your wage estimations regarding Pique and Busquets are correct. Even then it wouldn't come as too much of a surprise that De Jong is out earning the aforementioned two as we had no trouble handing an unproven Dembele 22m gross. Our wage structure is completely broken, daft of you to assume we have a logical salary structure in place.
I'll add that the Catalan media are mostly comprised of rags that will peddle all sorts of bollocks to glorify the board.