The Barça board, led by its president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, continues to work to avoid losing millions this season. The board, which met online yesterday, has not yet reached an agreement with their football players to agree on how to reduce their salary now that there are no matches. The footballers have agreed to cut their pay, but do not see the first proposals of the directive. The two sides are still working on reaching an agreement, knowing that the situation will be complicated if the remaining League and Champions League games are not possible. The club’s priority is to ask that every game be played, with the public at all times. But that will depend on the evolution of the pandemic and the decision of the Ministry of Health. Bartomeu also talks with the Spanish league and the European Clubs Association (ECA) to agree on a roadmap that all clubs can follow when it comes to cutting salaries. Bayern Munich announced yesterday that managers and players will cut 20% of their salary.
The club has also started talks with its basketball players, agreeing to reduce their pay while maintaining their alarm status. This decrease in salary would only affect the days in which this exceptional situation exists and would have no effect on the rest of the monthly payments agreed.
Barça cede facilities
Also yesterday Barça transferred to the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat their willingness to give up their facilities to “collaborate in whatever is necessary to help alleviate this health alert”. For its part, the Real Automobile Club of Catalonia (RACC) also made available to the Generalitat its headquarters at Avenida Diagonal de Barcelona.