COVID-19: Barcelona Squad Disagrees Over Proposed Salary Slash

FC Barcelona players have reportedly said no to a move by the club management which will have their earnings slashed, 9jatoday learnt.

Only a group out of three have reportedly agreed with a proposed salary cut from the club, which is said to be aimed at supporting the fight against Coronavirus outbreak.

9jatoday understands from the report that the Spanish club is calling for their high-earning players to make financial sacrifices, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact football and the world’s economy.

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Meanwhile, Barcelona already is struggling to meet their 2020 pre-season budget forecast, with all revenue streams reduced to almost zero.

“Their first-team players’ salaries make up over 70% of the club’s wage bill and they are split into three groups over plans to slash their salaries,” Sport report.

“The first set simply reject the proposed plan. They don’t see why they should sacrifice wages when the club has made economic investments in transfers that, they consider, do not make any sense or contribute anything to the club.”

“The second group of players fully support the plan. This group has not given the go-ahead just yet, but are said to be “willing” to agree to the proposition.”

“A third group are waiting for the decision from the Spanish Footballers’ Association.”

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