Leeds In Talks With Players Over Salary Cap Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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Leeds United have entered talks with their first-team players about deferring wages amid the coronavirus crisis.

Talks took place on Tuesday between senior players at the club and officials Angus Kinnear and Victor Orta, and the squad are now expected to agree to a temporary cap on their salaries.

The EFL season has been suspended and English clubs are facing growing pressure financially.






Leeds United have entered talks with their first-team players about deferring wages







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There are a number of options on the table for Leeds and the players, including capping salaries at £6,000 a week - and the players are thought to be receptive. 

It is also likely to extend to manager Marcelo Bielsa and his backroom staff, Best IPTV Box 2020 as reported by the Athletic. 

Owner Andrea Radrizzani revealed talks were ongoing in an interview with Sky Sport Italia on Tuesday.

'Our management is carrying out two conversations, one with the federation and another with our players,' said Radrizzani.






Owner Andrea Radrizzani (left) admitted talks had taken place in an interview on Tuesday


He also admitted the coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact on Leeds's finances. The Elland Road side average attendances of around 35,000 and, with five home games left, will lose out on significant income.

'It's a disaster,' he continued. 'A club like ours loses £8-10million every year to be competitive, and nobody wants to keep a business that is losing money every year.

'This situation is worsening our balance. By not having five home matches, we miss out on around £2.5m that are the only source of income given that we don't have similar amounts (as the Premier League) coming in from TV rights.






The salary cap is likely to extend to Marcelo Bielsa and the coaching staff he has assembled


'This aggravated epidemic is worsening this situation that is usually complicated enough.'

Leeds, who led the Championship after beating Huddersfield Town on March 7, are not the only team to seek a wage deferral.

Bayern Munich's players and directors have agreed a 20 per cent deferral. Reports on Tuesday night suggest both Birmingham City - who have proposed a figure of 50 per cent above £6,000 - and Brentford will look to come to an agreement with their players.

Hearts in Scotland have proposed a 50 per cent wage cut to their players. 


















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