FIFA wants to offer remedies or tools to clubs that may run into troubled times. Teams such as Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach, Lyon, and Hearts announced the dismissal or reduction of players’ salaries.
FIFA wants to help the clubs
Football tried to escape the reality that has trampled the world since January. The games were even supposed to take place last weekend in La Liga, the Premier League, and the Bundesliga, while Turkey suspended its domestic activities only on Thursday afternoon. But over the past week, football has gone from its dreamlike state of immunity to the panic of what is coming and how a recession could hit the sport. FIFA wants to offer remedies or tools to clubs that may run into troubled times. Teams such as Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach, Lyon, and Hearts announced the dismissal or reduction of players’ salaries. They don’t receive any income, which affects the club.
Gianni Infantino: we want to minimise impact
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has put in place mechanisms to minimize impact and support clubs. So much depends on how the fight against coronavirus develops, but clubs are already planning a change of environment in the transfer market. No one can guarantee contracts during a pandemic, and revenues, investments, and expenses will be reduced. Currently, ways to solve problems on the ground are being considered, and even negotiations are underway to end the campaign during the summer. “The numbers were too high, and 100 million euros spent on any player,” said the sports director. “Although the story will change, and there will be no such signatures.
This crisis will affect everyone
“The problem will be for clubs that have signed moreover, and they will never return this money.” Fees will be reduced. “While nine players are worth over 100 million: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho, Joao Felix, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard. Both FIFA and UEFA are trying to avoid the collapse that prevented would restart the competition. So the clubs are warning about what will happen next. If the transfer fee goes down, salaries are likely to be adjusted accordingly. Football, like society, is expected to be met by the new world after passing coronavirus. Real Madrid is one of the clubs that claim to be prepared to overcome the situation facing them.