To limit the financial losses caused by the coronavirus epidemic, Paris Saint-Germain relies on its players. Indeed, the president of the capital's club, Nasser Al Khelafi, wants his workers to cut their wages during this unprecedented health crisis.
The president of PSG wants to temporarily lower the wages of players.
TV rights, ticketing, sponsorship, sale of jerseys and derivative products … Football clubs are normally impacted by the epidemic of coronavirus, which is hitting hard the four corners of the plant.
To limit breakage, some Ligue 1 clubs have decided to opt for partial unemployment in order to save part of the players' salaries. On the side of Paris Saint-Germain, we are trying to find a slightly different solution.
Nasser hopes a gesture from his players
Indeed, The Team tells us that Nasser Al Khelafi is in favor of a reduction in the moluments of his players. The president of the capital club said his counterparts from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs during a telephone meeting organized on Monday. Rather than impose this choice on his protection, the Qatari leader hopes that they will show common sense by temporarily lowering their already high incomes.
The sports media recalls that the PSG payroll rises 371 million euros per year, for a budget of 637 million euros. Or 58.2% of the club's annual expenses. In this regard, France Football revealed Tuesday that 15 of the 20 best players in Ligue 1 countries stole Paris. With a financial effort from the main concerns, the double reigning French champion could therefore achieve an important economy in this period of crisis.
German clubs as examples
Many clubs in Germany have already opted for this option. This is particularly the case for Borussia Mnchengladbach, Bayern Munich and even Borussia Dortmund, while Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04 and Werder Brme will follow. For information, Bayern, which has a payroll of 336.2 million euros per year, could save up to 13million euros over 2 months with the drop of 20% accepted by players and members from the administration board. Everything except negligible.
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