Chelsea stars to agree wage cut after WhatsApp chat led by AzpilicuetaApril 19, 2020
Chelsea players to agree 10 per cent wage cut after Cesar Azpilicueta ‘sent text on behalf of the group’ following strong agreement among club’s stars
- Chelsea players were already set to agree a 10 per cent wage cut with the club
- Many clubs are looking to cut losses from lack of revenue amid coronavirus crisis
- Blues players though have come to a swift agreement following WhatsApp chat
- Watford close to becoming third Premier League club to defer players’ wages
- Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID
Chelsea players have agreed to take a 10 per cent pay cut following a WhatsApp discussion that gained swift approval before Cesar Azpilicueta sent a text to the club on behalf of the group.
Sportsmail revealed on Saturday night how Chelsea’s stars had finally come to an arrangement to trim their wages, although it has yet to be agreed by the club’s hierarchy.
However, talks have been ongoing with managing director Marina Granovskaia and they have remained amicable.
Chelsea players have been discussing their wage cuts over a WhatsApp discussion led by club captain Cesar Azpilicueta
According to the Mirror, Chelsea players swiftly responded to Azpilicueta’s initial message to make a cut and their proposal is set to run into September.
Chelsea players have already made substantial contributions to Jordan Henderson’s NHS campaign and to club charities.
Several captains at other clubs have pointed out to their respective executives that Premier League clubs should not be experiencing cash flow issues at present though the players are well aware that the situation could deteriorate quickly in such an uncertain environment.
Chelsea’s stars are holding amicable talks with the club over taking cuts to their wages
The Chelsea players have come up with the compromise agreement, which is similar to the deal that Arsenal players are negotiating, which will result in a 12.5 per cent cut.
Southampton and West Ham players have already agreed to wage deferrals, while Watford’s stars are set for a 30 per cent wage deferral.
Chelsea have been widely praised through the coronavirus crisis with the club offering free hotel rooms to hospital staff at St Mary’s Paddington, Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital, as well as free meals to NHS staff and to charities supporting vulnerable people in the community.
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