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Soccer News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Source: Mynigeria

Coronavirus: Messi to accept pay-cut at Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has agreed to a pay-cut as Barcelona looks in to ways to manage the negative impact coronavirus is having on world football.

Barcelona who are currently leading the La Liga table have the highest wage in the world. They also have the average salary of £10.6.

“This crisis has had a negative impact on the football industry and sport in general. The club has to look at all possible scenarios and analyse the situation so as to minimise the economic consequences,” a Barcelona statement said.

Messi earns £300,000 a day with a total annual earnings of £120.3m, a basic salary of £79.69m, with £5.59m in bonuses. The Argentine gets £34.85m in commercial endorsements from Pepsi, Adidas and Mastercard.

With the Spanish league suspended, Messi who captains the club and other players like Sergio Bisquet, Sergio Roberts are Gerard Puque are open to the idea of a pay-cut.