Coronavirus: LaLiga president says clubs will have to reduce player wages

13 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images "The clubs are going to have to reduce the wages of their players, it is something for which there will be no other choice," said LaLiga's president.

If Spanish clubs fail to reduce their spending on salaries, they could next season risk non-compliance with LaLiga's spending restrictions.

LaLiga is considering taking out a €200 million loan to help clubs with continued revenue shortfalls.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Spanish first and second division clubs will have to reduce their wage budgets next season in order to stay within LaLiga's spending restrictions, according to league president Javier Tebas.

Tebas is hoping to resume the season on 12th June, and clubs were last week allowed to again begin training. However, Spain's minister of health, Salvador Illa, has recently issued a more cautious timeline on returning to competitive play and said it would be "imprudent" of him to give a specific date on the resumption of football.

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