- According to the reports, Barca's stars didn't agree on the terms of the potential reduction.
- Still, the club could apply the official temporary redundancy scheme without the players' consent due to the State of Emergency in the country.
- This drastic measure would see all of the club's professional teams losing 70 per cent of their salaries.
It's not a great gesture from Barcelona stars...
According to both Diario AS and ESPN, Barcelona's first-team players have refused to take a pay cut to help their club during the coronavirus pandemic.
The suggested measures would affect all of Barca's professional teams. However, the men's team could 'suffer' the most given they earn €500million annually between them.
ESPN explain the players didn't particularly like the terms of the potential pay cut.
In any case, AS state that Barcelona could force the players to take a pay cut. The club could use Spain's temporary redundancy scheme which would see all of the club's sports teams losing 70 per cent of their salaries.
Barca could turn to this drastic measure even without their players' consent because of the current State of Emergency in Spain. AS believe it would be the club's eventual decision in order to prevent major financial losses.
AS add that president Josep Maria Bartomeu offered Barca's stars much better terms. He reportedly promised the reduction wouldn't exceed 50 per cent.
The club's board and the players have been discussing this issue since Friday, as per multiple sources.
Previous reports suggest that Barcelona could lose up to €160million if the current season is cancelled. The club won't receive television and matchday revenues which form the major part of their annual income.
Clearly, this financial crisis would affect Barca's transfer plans.