These are tough times and it is mostly inconceivable for elite footballers to find themselves in such a situation. Regardless, these are strange times indeed and mostly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The players at Barcelona are being affected as the club is reportedly beginning to feel the effects amid a lack of income. According to AS, talks are ongoing between the senior players and the officials in Barcelona and they will likely have to accept a pay cut to help the club through these trying times.
The likes of Scottish side Hearts have gone through a similar situation and this could prompt other football clubs to follow suit.
The report suggests that Barcelona will have to adjust their budget as time goes on while the lost income may be something they’ll never get to recover. Therefore, they have no choice but to ask the players to accept a pay cut.