Valencia They had agreed on a nine percent pay cut
The Valencia squad had agreed on a nine percent pay cut following the coronavirus pandemic, but their deal with the club does not include any clause in the event that fans return to the stands.
LaLiga Santander games are currently being held behind closed doors but LaLiga president Javier Tebas has not ruled out the possibility of supporters returning before the season draws to a close.
According to what MARCA have learned, only two factors were taken into account during negotiations between club and players.
If the season was cancelled, footballers would receive an 18 percent pay cut, and if they returned to action the reduction would be one of nine percent.
Captain Dani Parejo was the player who negotiated with the club and, although some of his teammates raised the idea to include an extra clause for the potential fans’ return, the deal did not contain such a provision.
If Spanish stadiums open their doors this season, Valencia will receive a huge morale boost, but their players will not gain any financial reward.
In Los Che’s dressing room, there are those who believe that Parejo should have negotiated a better deal for the players and others who considered the board to be the main culprit.