Gareth Bale ‘was the ONLY Real Madrid player to DECLINE a pay cut’ on his £ 500,000 a week wage at the height of the coronavirus pandemic … while the rest of the locker room ‘accepted a 10% cut without hesitation’
- Gareth Bale was the only Real Madrid player to refuse to take a pay cut this year
- The club asked the players and staff to cut 10 percent due to the corona virus
- The Welshman was unwilling to forfeit 10 percent of his £ 500,000 a week salary
- Those who did accept a pay cut helped the club save a total of $ 50 million
Gareth Bale was reportedly the only Real Madrid player to refuse to take a pay cut earlier this year as the club grappled with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
As the club lost revenue due to the suspension of the football, staff and players were asked to accept a 10 percent cut on their annual salary, which would add up to 20 percent if the league was canceled.
The entire first team is believed to have agreed on the pay cut, except for Bale. The Welshman was advised by his representatives to refuse the rebate and to put off his £ 500,000 a week salary.
Gareth Bale was the only Real Madrid player to refuse to take a pay cut during the pandemic
Sergio Ramos was responsible for liaising between the Real Madrid chiefs and the squad, but it was Zinedine Zidane who helped the players see the importance of helping the club, the club said. Cadena Ser through Marca.
Bale, who had a troubled relationship with the club and their fans last season, was the only one who declined.
Zinedine Zidane had helped the other players see the importance of helping the club
Bale, who makes £ 500,000 a week, was unwilling to part with 10 percent of that money
The players and staff who lost as much as 10 percent of their wages helped the club save just under 50 million euros.
Bale, who became the most expensive footballer in history seven years ago when he signed with Real Madrid, earns £ 500,000 a week, which makes his refusal even more frustrating for those who belong to the club.
The Welsh forward has always been a controversial figure in the Spanish capital and after a turbulent time at Real Madrid, Bale has returned to North London this season to play for Tottenham.
Bale will likely make his second debut with Spurs this weekend in the London derby clash with West Ham.