REAL Madrid players have agreed to take a pay cut of 10-20% due to COVID-19.
The Madrilenos players, along with the coaches and ‘main directors’ will take the pay cut in order to help the club in this troubling time.
Los Blancos said: “The decision to reduce wages was taken by players, coaches and employees to avoid traumatic measures that affect the rest of the workers.”
The Queen – one of Real’s many nicknames – said the move was ‘depending on the circumstances that may affect the closing of the current 2019-20 sports season.’
The pay cuts would help the club during the tough time it is experiencing, ‘as a result of the suspension of competitions and the paralysis of a large part of its commercial activities.’
The club’s basketball team has also agreed to take voluntary pay cuts.
This comes after Barcelona – Real’s biggest rivals – announced last week that their players had accepted a pay cut of 70%.
Real Madrid currently sit second in La Liga, two points behind their arch rivals, since the league was suspended in mid-March.