Barcelona To Cut Player Wage By Up To 70%

Barcelona players. Image Credit: PA

Barcelona are taking measures to cut the wages of all their players  and stuff members for as long as the Coronavirus lockdown last in Spain.

The decision was made during a board meeting held via video conference. However, no agreement has been reached yet.

“Among the measures adopted, it’s worth noting those related to the workplace are motivated by the need to adapt the contractual obligations of the club staff to the new and temporary circumstances that we are experiencing,” Barcelona said in a statement.

“It is a reduction of the working day, imposed by the circumstances and the protection measures carried out, and, as a consequence, the proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”

Spain was put into lockdown on March 14 with citizens only allowed to leave their homes in order to conduct essential business.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi donates €1million to help fight coronavirus

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has donated €1million to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, splitting the money between medical centres in Spain and his native Argentina.

The donation will allow both hospitals to buy more PPE and materials to cope with the huge number of patients who have been affected by coronavirus.

Messi is not the only football star to contribute to the fight against coronavirus, with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also donating €1m to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.