Coronavirus: Ronaldo and Juventus stars agrees to wage cut

Juventus players and coaching staff have agreed to take a wage cut for the next four months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The agreement is set to be worth around 90m euros (£80.7m) to the club’s wage bill, although an increase in pay would be renegotiated if and when the Serie A season is back underway.

In a statement released on Saturday, Juventus announced the club will reduce the wages it will pay out to its employees including head coach Maurizio Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo for the months of March, April, May and June.

“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that, due to the current global health emergency is preventing the performance of the sporting activity, it has reached an understanding with the players and the coach of the First Team regarding their compensation for the residual portion of the current sport season,” the statement read.

“The understanding provides for the reduction of the compensation for an amount equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020. In the coming weeks, personal agreements with the players and the coach will be finalised, as required by the current regulations.

“Should the current season’s matches be rescheduled, the Club will negotiate in good faith with the players and the coach conditional increases of compensations according to the actual resumption and finalisation of official competitions.

“Juventus would like to thank the players and the coach for their commitment at a difficult time for everyone.”

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