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MEASURE AGAINST THE CRISIS BY COVID-19

Barça would be considering lowering the salary to the players during the break

Published:20/03/2020 - 12:25h

Updated:20/03/2020 - 17:40h

The economy of FC Barcelona, ​​like that of other Spanish and European clubs, is being severely affected by the halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is said that the directive would be considering the possibility of lowering the salary of the players

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The FC Barcelona confronts in front of an important crisis in the club by fault of the coronavirus. This pandemia has caused that the football stop entirely his activities and this to his time is causing a terrible damage in the economies of all the teams involved. In this case, the group barcelonista has left to have income and therefore this Friday has summoned an important meeting in which they will be all the heavy weights of the directive.

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president; Òscar Grau, general director; Jordi Cardoner, Enrique Tombas, Emili Rousaud and Jordi Moix, vice-presidents; and Maria Teixidor, secretary of the board, will do a videoconference in which they will debate on this crisis. Once understood that goes to be impossible that the club go out indemne, the mission of the Board is to agree which goes to be the plan of action to go out the less damaged possible of this epidemic.

One of the subjects to treat and a solution that could help to carry better this stop is related directly with the players. The newspaper 'The Avant-garde' ensures that from the directive blaugrana could be stirring the possibility to ask him to the footballers that go down the wage somehow. It seems that no it will say them this exactly, but yes that they try to have a gesture with the club to help in this crisis.

It is necessary to signal that 61% of the total budget of the Barça goes in paying to the staff. They are, in total, 507 million euros to the year in wages that right now the entity can not allow pay. Leo Messi only earns 40 'kilos' net to the year, whereas others like Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé or Antoine Griezmann surpass the 10 with ease. It will be necessary to see if the players are had to lose money for the sake of the club.

The culés can not take out money of any part if there is not football, by what the situation right now is limit. Without weekly parties, the television does not pay by his rights, by what here goes good part of the income. Neither there is money by the sale of entrances, neither for going in to the Museum, by the official shops... Everything is entirely stopped by fault of the coronavirus and therefore the Barça will need the help of his staff.

In the Series To the situation is still worse

In the Series To also is occurring the same, and even is being even more pronounced that in LaLiga. It says that from the Federation of Football of Italy have given free road so that the clubs recorten the wages of his footballers 30%. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, that is the player that more earns of the competition with 31 'kilos', could lose until 10 millions if these measures carried out for the survival of the teams..

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