Birmingham players requested to shoulder wage deferrals

25 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Players earning more than £6,000 a week have been requested to abide a 50 per cent reduction of their wage, which will be paid back when the season resumes.

Players earning more than £6,000 a week have been requested to abide a 50 per cent reduction of their wage, which will be paid back when the season resumes.

With deferrals expected to last until June, the outstanding sum will be paid back in four instalments.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Birmingham City have apparently become the first Championship club to implement wage deferrals, according to the Telegraph - a sign that clubs are starting to apply cost-cutting measures to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Many clubs face huge financial challenges because of the lack of revenue caused by not being able to play matches, hitting clubs in the lower leagues especially hard as they are more dependent on gate receipts to pay their bills than clubs in the Premier League.

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