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Report: Barca Stars Reject Salary Cut

The FC Barcelona first-team players have reportedly rejected the club's request to cut their salaries.

Read: Reports: Barca Star Wants Out Because Of Messi

The Catalan giants were one of many sides in Europe to take a pay cut due to the financial constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

Catalan radio station RAC1 have now reported this week that the first team have rejected the club's latest proposal to cut their earnings by 30 percent.

It is being reported that the squad will send the board a burofax about their decision of rejecting a salary cut.

A number of reports in Spain claimed the club were hopeful of reducing salaries in order to help their current financial situation.

According to Marca recently, Barcelona's debt had emphatically risen from €217million in June 2019 to €488million 12 months later.

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Last weekend, Barcelona sporting director Jordi Moix explained the club's decision to propose the wage cut.

“The reduction is not necessarily for the players, it is possible that there will be mixed formulas for different,” Moix explained to radio station RAC1 last week, via Diario Sport.

“Contracts can be adapted following sporting criteria, proportionality criteria and sporting circumstances.

“This is an exceptional situation and we have to look for solutions in the club to balance the budget in the best possible way

“Avoiding job losses in the future is what we must prioritise.”

Read: How Messi Feels About Barca Coach Koeman

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