Barcelona players sent a letter to the club via the “Porofax” service, rejecting the proposal to reduce their salaries by 30%, due to the decline in the club’s financial revenues due to the Corona virus.
And press reports indicated that there is a split between Barcelona players regarding the position on the proposal to reduce their salaries.
The Barcelona administration sent a new proposal to the players to reduce their salaries by 30%. The players, including Argentine star Lionel Messi, responded with a message via the “Porofax” service that they rejected this proposal, but there are 3 players who did not sign this letter.
Radio Catalonia reported that the players ’letter, which was sent through a well-known lawyer, did not include the signature of all 24 first-team players.
The Catalan radio said that there are 3 players who did not sign this document and do not support the rest of the players in the decision to refuse to reduce their salaries, and these three are: German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, and French defender Clement Lenglet.
The Barcelona administration insists on the need to strike a balance between the salaries of the players and the poor economic situation that the club is going through at the present time due to the Corona virus “Covid-19”.
The Catalan club ended last season with a deficit of 100 million euros, so it sees the need to reduce the players’ salaries by 30%, to save about 150 million euros in the club’s treasury.
It is noteworthy that the “Blaugrana” players were the ones who took the initiative to reduce their salaries by 70%, during the first wave of the Corona virus.
Barcelona players believe that the administration of the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has failed in managing the economic crisis previously, and is also unable to correct things and restore them to normal status now.