With the coronavirus continuing to keep footballers off the pitch, clubs are beginning to feel the effects of no matches. Plenty of clubs have started negotiating with their players over lowering salaries, which includes Paris Saint-Germain.
According to L’Equipe (via Foot Mercato), discussions between Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, and players, including Marquinhos and Thiago Silva, continues over lowering wages. The French media outlet is reporting that the capital club is hoping there’s an agreement on a 20-30 percent reduction.
Recently, Ander Herrera spoke with Canal Plus over the matter of potentially lowering his wages, and the Spanish midfielder is ready to do so because of the circumstances many clubs are facing. Furthermore, the 30-year-old has already spoken with Leonardo, and it seems he’s on board with taking a pay cut.
“I think we have to be sensitive to the global situation. We must be sensitive to the situation of club staff; I have already spoken with Leonardo,” Herrera said. “I’ll give an example: we have Accor, but all the hotels are closed, we must be sensitive to Nike because all the stores are closed. The club cannot sell tickets to the game.”
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi also favors lowering of the wages. The club is hoping that its players follow the route of Juventus FC, whose counterparts decided to take a pay cut for March, April, May, and June. The move will save the Italian club around $100 million due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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