ROMA: Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo €90 million ($100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus crisis.
The club said the money amounted to four months worth of wages, a third of players’ salaries.
In the first agreement of its kind in Seria A, the money amounts to four months of wages, with the league’s highest paid player Cristiano Ronaldo giving up around €10 million himself.
Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, who has an economics degree, led the negotiations with the club and fellow players.
“Should the current season’s matches be rescheduled, the club will negotiate in good faith with the players and the coach conditional increases of compensations according to the actual resumption and finalization of official competitions,” the Italian champions said in a statement
“Juventus would like to thank the players and the coach for their commitment at a difficult time for everyone,” the club concluded.
Earlier this month, the Agnelli family that controls Juventus donated 10 million euros in relief funds to Italy’s civil protection agency.