Josep Bartomeu: ‘Lionel Messi never opposed salary cuts’

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu declares that Lionel Messi was never opposed to compromising his salaries in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has actually declared that Lionel Messi was never opposed to compromising his salaries in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Catalan giants just recently revealed that players are set to take a 70% salary cut in wake of the crisis, with Messi launching a declaration himself validating the step.

The statement follows reports that Barcelona players disagreed with senior figures at the club over the level of wage decrease, however Bartomeu firmly insists that Messi was constantly in favour of a salary decrease.

Talking To Sport, Bartomeu stated: “Messi informed me from the first day that this decrease needed to be made. This proposition originated from the captains. It is a gesture that shows their dedication to the club.

” Possibly [the players] have actually been annoyed by things stated by individuals inside and outside the club, who do not have all the info.

” However the settlements were performed just by Oscar Grau and me and we have actually not stated anything.”

La Liga is currently suspended forever with Spain among the worst-affected countries by the coronavirus break out.

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