Barca considering second salary cut ahead of restart

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Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu has reportedly asked the club’s first team players to take another substantial wage cut.

Senior stars from Quique Setien’s side unilaterally agreed to a 70% reduction back in March, due to the financial impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Players also committed to a wider package of financial contributions, aimed at assisting with the payment of club staff wages during the state of alarm in Spain.

However, according to a report from Catalunya Radio, via Diario AS, Bartomeu has now asked for another round of cuts during a training ground visit last month.

Bartomeu and sporting directors Oscar Grau and Albert Soler spoke with the players following their return to group training on May 25.

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The club have not confirmed the request, with the squad rumoured to be considering Bartomeu’s offer.

The new round of cuts could save the club around €10m, ahead of their return to La Liga action against Real Mallorca on June 13.

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