Bad News For Lionel Messi As Barcelona Plots Pay Cut
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Barcelona Football Club of Spain have been talking to Lionel Messi and other big stars player, to consider a pay cut following the spread of the deadly virus that has stopped the game in Spain.
The speed of Coronavirus has impacted football globally with all major leagues suspended for the foreseeable future. Barcelona last played on March 7 in a narrow 1-0 win over Real Sociedad with the lone goal coming from penalty spot from their talisman, Messi.
It means they are struggling to attract the income required to keep the extraordinary costs of the club running.
According to Marca, a board meeting that took place last Wednesday suggested the club cut wages of the highest earners. The decision was then taken to senior squad members including captain Lionel Messi last weekend .
It means Messi could see his staggering £1.15million-a-week wages cut while the season has been postponed.
Barcelona also have three other senior stars who earn over £300,000-a-week including Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Busquets. The players have reacted positively to the suggestion although it can’t be determined how much their wages will be reduced without knowing how long competitions will be suspended.
Barca generates huge incomes from LaLiga and the Champions League and both tournament are currently postponed.