FC Barcelona players agree to lower their wages

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FC Barcelona finds itself seriously affected by the pandemic crisis. The players of the Spanish club are ready to accept a reduction in wages if requested, because the club suffers from the financial effects of the coronavirus.

Players of the La Liga giant are in favor of the sacrifice, according to Spanish daily AS, after talks between team members and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Indeed, Bartomeu would have spoken to senior players Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique, who have all been described as “receptive” to the request.

Meanwhile, a teleconference is scheduled for Monday between La Liga officials to discuss what can be done to help struggling clubs as the impact of the crisis worsens.

FCB directors announced in September that they would be the first club to break the 1 billion euro revenue barrier, but it depended on the sale of players to raise 100 million euros. Following the La Liga suspension, Barcelona’s source of income was severely affected.

The club depends on ticket sales, museum visitors and jersey sales, but all have been decimated and it is expected that some sponsors may also retract as they face their own financial problems.

The Blaugrana said the postponement of the Champions League match against Naples cost around 7 million euros. They have already closed their stadium complex.