With the catastrophic impact of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) impact on football causing all tournaments to be postponed, the Barcelona and Arsenal club, in addition to not playing, also closed down the entire business, causing serious revenue declines and financial losses.
Former Arsenal star Sion liquidated the contract due to refusing to reduce wages
Former Arsenal players Alex Song and Johan Djourou were liquidated by Swiss club Sion for not sharing the club’s financial burden during the Corona Virus (Covid-19) impact on football pandemic this season.
Specifically, the Sion Club has announced that it will only pay the idle allowance of more than $ 12,000 to the players, not pay when the top Swiss football tournament is postponed indefinitely.
Prior to this announcement of the club, Alex Song and Johan Djourou did not agree, so the club issued a unilateral notice to terminate the contract.
Sion Club president, Christian Constantin, said that in the difficult time of the club’s financial needs players need to share. Unfortunately, Alex Song and Johan Djourou and seven other players reacted and forced the club to cut the contract.
Reportedly, these players are resorting to the law to sue the club for unilaterally terminating the contract.
Not only Sion but with the current difficult situation, many big clubs in Europe have also planned to reduce the salary of players, including the giant Barcelona and Arsenal.
‘Giants’ Barcelona had to reduce player wages because of Corona Virus (Covid-19) impact on football
At the moment, all of Barcelona’s costume shops are closed, the club museum is the same fate. While all of the club’s training academies around the globe are inoperable, the Nou Camp is also closed to fans every day.
Facing this situation, the president of Barcelona Club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, said that he will hold a meeting next week to discuss the financial situation of the giant Catalan club. In particular, it is likely that Mr. Bartomeu will propose to cut the salaries of the members of the first team to share the current difficulties.
Barcelona’s first-team salary fund is considered the highest in the history of the top clubs in the world, with an average player receiving 11 million euros a year.
This season, Barcelona has so far earned 22.1 million euros from their achievements in the Champions League group stage and can earn another 37.5 million euros if they reach the final. Winners will receive another 4 million euros, and 3.5 million euros when playing in the European Super Cup.
However, so far European leagues such as the Champions League have been delayed. The La Liga tournament is only possible again from mid-May.
Therefore, the president of Barcelona, Mr. Bartomeu is very worried that the season will last longer, while now all the players are not practicing or playing, all business activities and events to make money are closed. , making the financial situation of the club difficult.
According to ESPN’s website, the Barcelona club sent their first-team stars to the club to cut a portion of their salaries in March and April to help the team overcome difficulties caused by Corona Virus (Covid-19).
This idea of Barcelona, also proposed by Mr. Bartomeu to the European Football Federation (UEFA) and the Association of European Clubs (ECA) to find ways to solve difficulties for many clubs. Because in Italy, clubs in Serie A also proposed cutting or reducing players’ wages in March and using this money to help smaller clubs avoid bankruptcy.
Above is the plan of Europeo football clubs regarding finncial aspects. Both Arsenal and Barcelona, other team clubs are trying to fight against the ctastrophic global epidemic of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) impact on football.
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