Dortmund and Bayern football players agree to cut their pay up to 20% in wake of Covid-19

Sporting lockdown continues - German soccer clubs reduce salary.

Dortmund and Bayern football players agree to cut their pay up to 20% in wake of Covid-19

Dortmund and Bayern football players agree to cut their pay up to 20% in wake of Covid-19

Sporting lockdown continues - German soccer clubs reduce salary.

 

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Football Players from German soccer clubs Borussia Dortmund & Bayern Munich have agreed to reduce their salary up to 20% while their matches are suspended due to Covid-19, according to Bild newspaper.

These two clubs have decided the reduction while Bundesliga remains postponed.

Now it appears Dortmund playing staff have agreed on a reduction to their wages by 20% as a result of the pandemic. Bild adds that other proposal in Monday’s meeting was to reduce pay by 10% only if the league resumes behind closed doors. 

Lucien Favre who earn approximately €4.5 million per year said he would provide a portion of his salary while the Bundesliga is suspended.

Bayern look set to follow with their own 20% pay cut. Bavarian club chiefs such Oliver Kahn, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic agreed to the package during conversations with leading player including Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski or Joshua Kimmich.

According to Bild, Bundesliga club Schalke will shortly follow both clubs lead in the coming days.

Spanish champions Barcelona are in talks with the highest-earning players to cut their pay too, according to Marca, however as per Spanish reports, these cuts would cover women's team as well including their basketball team.

English club Birmingham City have since become the first Championship side to request players to take wage deferrals. Earning more than UK£6,000 (US$7,100) per week will have to accept a 50% pay cut for the next four months.

Covid-19 is causing many pay cuts across the whole sport world as NHL are in talks too.