Everything makes us believe that the matches will remain behind closed doors, at least until the new calendar year. If so, then the big clubs in Spain will lose a third of their budget for next season, usually generated by match revenue.
The football clubs will continue players pay cuts in the next season
The situation with Fuenlabrada is a warning to all those who thought that football would return to normal next season. Some talked about fans returning to the stadiums to start a new campaign, but they are all dreamers. Everything makes us believe that the matches will remain behind closed doors, at least until the new calendar year. If so, then the big clubs in Spain will lose a third of their budget for next season, usually generated by match revenue. Real Madrid have set a 10% pay cut for the 2019/20 season, and there is no way if fans cannot return to the stadiums that this will not continue in the 2020/21 campaign.
There is no other way to save the required amount of money – there will not be enough player sales for either Real Madrid or the other top parties in Spain.
Real Madrid players have already been told about the proposed extension of their pay cuts, and, as players on other teams, they are ready to help their club. There has been a complete rapport between Sergio Ramos and Florentino Perez in recent weeks. Once the Los Blancos Champions League campaign is over, their focus may shift to the inevitable pay cut. Real Madrid wants to save around €200 million this summer, but it depends on whether supporters can return to the stands. Football will likely remain behind closed doors as long as it makes sense for Zinedine Zidane’s first team to continue playing at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, allowing the redevelopment to continue without interruption at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.