Frenkie de Jong accepted a lower wage during his first three years at Barcelona.
The Catalan giants have offered the former Ajax midfielder £400,000-a-week deal after tax when he signed in 2019.
There were reports that De Jong refused to take a salary cut during the club’s financial struggles and fans were furious with the Dutch midfielder.
He claims his salary is made to look a lot larger than it actually is.
But the 25-year-old midfielder has set the record straight by slamming rumours about his high salary.
“I don’t think I am. There has been a campaign. Look, I never spoke a word myself. But the club is spreading, or the media that’s part of the club, has been spreading lies and a lot is fake,” De Jong said.
“In each of the first three years I played here, I cut my salary. So eventually money has to come back and it will drop on your normal salary so of course it will look bigger. I think many people don’t understand this, the numbers the media are spreading are fake.”