Fabregas to defer full salary for four months at Monaco to help club
According to reports, Cesc Fabregas has offered to defer his salary for four months in a bid to help Monaco survive the coronavirus crisis. The Telegraph claim that the offer will see the former Premier League and La Liga star take a 30% pay cut.
This will allow the Ligue 1 outfit to save close to £2million. They’ll also not have to pay back £500,000. The 32-year-old is also willing to cater for the 30% deduction from all training ground staff to help them receive their full wages.
This is in sharp contrast to events at former clubs Arsenal and Chelsea. Three Arsenal first-team stars refused the 12.5% pay cut while Chelsea players were only willing to make do with a 10% deduction as against the 30% suggested by the club.
Fabregas has also been personally affected by the pandemic after his 95-year-old grandmother tested positive for coronavirus. He offered to pay her and close to 15 residents to stay in a nearby hotel due to the outbreak.
He said earlier this month: “She’s 95 and the poor woman has unfortunately got coronavirus.
“There were a lot of people in her home who didn’t have it and we wanted to get them to a hotel.
“We tested them all again and 70 or 80 per cent came back positive for Covid-19, including my great-grandmother.”