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Sports News of Monday, 23 March 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Coronavirus: Six Ghanaian players in Spanish La Liga facing massive salary cuts

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Six Ghanaian players plying their trade in Spanish top-flight will suffer big salary cuts or temporary redundancies as clubs in La Liga consider these drastic actions to reduce the severe impact of coronavirus on their finances.

Top player Thomas Partey of Atletico, Mohammed Salisu of Real Valladolid, powerful central defender Joseph Aidoo of Celta Vigo are among the Ghanaian players to be affected.

The Mallorca trio of Idrisu Baba Mohammed, Lumor Agbenyenu and Baba Rahman are among those who will suffer the consequences as club fight to minimize the financial effects of the disease.

According to a report by SPORT newspaper on Monday, La Liga say they will support any measures taken by Spanish clubs to ensure their stability when the league returns.

The league have told first and second division clubs that any decision they make in terms of cutting back costs, changing structures and making temporary cutbacks will be backed.

SPORT revealed last week that Barcelona are currently looking at ways to save money. Clubs are looking at ERTEs and wage cuts as they fight against the money they are set to lose with no football. First team players across Spain's top-flight clubs could see their salaries drop.

That does not mean the money won't be made up in the case that the game resumes and the season is eventually completed.

As revealed in SPORT on Monday, La Liga is thinking that competition could restart some time in May and be finished by the end of June -- or later, in July, if UEFA and FIFA allow it.

A meeting is planned on Tuesday between La Liga and the Players' Association (AFE). Analysis and debates on what comes next, especially in terms of ERTEs, will take place.

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