Barcelona fail to reach agreement with players over salary reduction. Ronald Koeman’s side are eighth in La Liga.
Barcelona have failed to reach an agreement with players over a salary reduction. The La Liga giants are seeking to reduce their wage bill amid a “serious financial problem” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Barça say covid-19 has caused a reduction in revenues of more than €300million for the 2020-21 season, with the club requiring a salary adjustment of €191m.
But talks between Barça and representatives of the players – and a group of corporate workers – ended on Wednesday without an agreement.
“Today, November 11, after several days of intense meetings, and the negotiation was exhausted, the parties have ended the consultation period without reaching an agreement,” part of a statement from the club read.
The statement said parties had given themselves a deadline of November 23 to consider whether a deal can be struck.
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