In the face of global problems, global solutions. This is the idea that various european clubs think pose in the telematic meeting of the ECA planned for today Monday in which several teams will propose a contingency plan to study one general reduction of wages to the templates of the professional teams of European football before the mace what does the economic crisis caused by the pandemic of coronavirus. The Barcelona is one of the groups most interested in implementing this initiative.This newspaper already reported last Wednesday that in the Barca They were considering reformulating the budget for this season (1,047 million) due to “unrecoverable losses” due to the lack of incomes in television rights, museum, shops, sponsorships, box offices, schools worldwide, VIP tickets, advertising and hospitality. So, it is time to act accordingly. A problem that does not exclusively affect the Blaugrana set. It is a matter that, to a greater or lesser extent taking into account the particularities of each entity and affects all teams from Spain and Europe.This is a general problem. Italy, that suffered the effects of the coronavirus before the rest of European countries is one of the most affected and think act in the same line. According to ‘Il Giornale’, the CEO of the Inter Beppe Marotta contacted several European clubs to propose the same strategy before this matter: both Barcelona and Real Madrid, for the Italian newspaper, they would have given him the go ahead. Nevertheless, the white club categorically denies that he had any conversation with Inter on this. And is that Serie A clubs are considering seriously cut the salaries of footballers due to the emergency. For Serie A, the economic prejudice is enormous: around 800 million euros, perhaps more. Many clubs have already invested the money they expected from television rights and if the championship is suspended they will be in a highly compromised situation.During the Friday assemblyItalian teams have already discussed suspending payments to footballers for the month of March. Damiano Tommasi, President of the AIC, Italian association of footballers, opened the doors to negotiate saying that “footballers are the first ones interested in maintaining the system,” but he asked for calm, since it is not yet known if the season will be suspended, and above all he recalled that each player will have to decide individually: “We cannot compel anyone.”In Spain, at the moment the topic is latent, but there is more than rumors. Joan Vehils reported in the Saturday edition of Sport that he Bartomeu president had kept a Contact informal with captains, that they would have shown him their availability by being aware of the seriousness of the situation.However, the Blaugrana club intends, along with other protagonists from the football association that is this a collegial measure he has his first step at Monday’s ECA meeting.
General reduction of wages