Lionel Messi has confirmed that he and FC Barcelona players will have agreed to cut their wages by 70% to help the club, which is currently going through a financial crisis after the championship ended during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Barcelona players have agreed to cut their wages so that club staff continues to earn their full wages while football is paused due to Covid-19.
“The time has come to announce that, in addition to the 70% reduction in our salaries during the alarm, we will also make contributions so that club employees can receive 100% of their salaries as long as this situation continues, “said the Argentine star on his Instagram account.
The 32-year-old also attacked the Barcelona hierarchy for putting players “under the microscope” in the aftermath of the epidemic, blaming leaders for delaying the announcement.
We were surprised that inside the club, some people are trying to shine the spotlight on us and try to put pressure on us to do something that we have always intended to do. If the agreement has been delayed in recent days, it is simply because we were looking for a formula to help the club but also its employees in these difficult times.