Juventus 'ask players to accept delay in their wages for FOUR months'
Juventus ‘ask their players to accept another delay in their wages for FOUR months as they try to bounce back from the pandemic’ after Italian giants carried out the same move last year and saved around £76MILLION
- Juventus’ players have been asked to allow for their wages to be delayed again
- The club pushed back pay for four months to the next financial year last term
- It has been claimed that the Turin giants have asked for a repeat of the measure
- Juventus recorded a hefty €113.7m loss in the first half of the 2021-21 fiscal year
Juventus have again asked their players to accept at least a partially delayed payment for their next four wage packets, according to reports.
The Serie A giants were forced into similarly drastic measures a year ago with the coronavirus pandemic having taken its toll on their finances.
And it is now claimed by Corriere dello Sport that the team have been requested to allow their payments for March, April, May and June to be pushed back.
Juventus have asked their stars to accept another delay in their wage packets for four months
For the exact same months last year, when the Covid-19 crisis brought the world of sport grinding to a halt, Juventus’ stars agreed to postpone their earnings.
They were instead paid in the 2020-21 financial year – a move which allowed the club to record a boon, a situation expected to benefit investors, on the 2019-20 books.
The squad are said to have been asked to provide permission for a repeat and the four months worth of wages will then be counted in the next financial year instead.
Andrea Agnelli, the club’s president, has been forced into action again to aid their finances
Juventus will be able to better understand the state of the club, from top to bottom, at the end of the season – and then take stock of their financial situation.
Whether or not the players will agree is unclear, however.
The same report points towards the situation surrounding the futures of several first-team names – with many on the transfer market or poised for the exit door.
They may be unwilling to see their wages slashed with a move away looming.
The squad, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, were asked for another sacrifice
Pavel Nedved is also part of Juventus’ hierarchy, which had delayed wage packets last season
Many elite clubs across Europe were forced to undertake serious, and shrewd, moves off the field in order to protect their long-term interests last season.
Reigning Serie A champions Juventus were one of the first outfits to agree to delays with their players.
Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon, both veterans at the Allianz Stadium, played a key role in convincing their team-mates to grant the wishes of the hierarchy.
The agreement from the dressing room is believed to have helped save Juventus around €90million (£76m).
Aaron Ramsey (above) is just one of a number of big-earners Juventus have placed up for sale
But the financial losses of the Turin team took another turn for the worse in the first half of the 2020-21 fiscal year, the club’s accounts revealed.
Having experienced a €113.7m loss, president Andrea Agnelli has been forced into action once again.
Reaching the end of the campaign while carefully managing finances will help Juventus – and a number of players with hefty salaries will be allowed to leave.
Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Paulo Dybala are all in the shop window.
JUVENTUS’ TOP WEEKLY EARNERS
Cristiano Ronaldo – £496,000 p/w
Aaron Ramsey – £400,000 p/w
Matthijs de Ligt – £265,000 p/w
Douglas Costa – £132,000 p/w
Gonzalo Higuain – £128,000 p/w
Adrien Rabiot – £116,000 p/w
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