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Coronavirus: Serie A to agree to collective wage freeze in Covid-19 solidarity

The president and the chief executive of Serie A are to present a proposal to the players' union on 30 March for a complete wage freeze in Italy's top flight.

Coronavirus: Serie A to agree to collective wage freeze in Covid-19 solidarity
MARCO BERTORELLO AFP

Serie A is preparing a coordinated plan among all of the clubs in Italy's top tier to suspend players' salaries indefinitely during the coronavirus crisis sweeping across the country. All of Serie A's sides, including Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus, Inter and AC Milan, title challengers Lazio and Napoli, have agreed to in principle. The president of the Italian Football Federation (FICG) told AS that the proposal had been under discussion for days and that it was expected to be approved in a spirit of solidarity "so that Italian football can survive." 

Serie A to approve wage freeze to help smaller clubs

The president and the chief executive of Serie A, Paolo Dal Pino and Luigi De Siervo, informed the president of the Italian Professional Footballers' Association, Damiano Tommasi, that the collective agreement is being finalized and will be presented for approval on 30 March.  

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the plan involves a wage freeze for all players in Serie A in solidarity with smaller clubs facing bankruptcy due to the suspension of football due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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