MN: Milan could save up to €12.9m on player salaries if proposed reduction goes through

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could be set to make a big saving on salary payments to players if the proposed idea of a 30% cut goes through, a report claims.

With the Coronavirus pandemic still an incredibly dangerous emergency for Italy, Europe and the rest of the world, football has taken a back seat for the time being.

Nonetheless, various economic issues have been covered in the media such as how much clubs stand to lose from playing games behind closed doors or even the season being cancelled altogether.

One of the more contentious debates is what should happen to the salaries of players, who are on the face of things not providing their services to their respective clubs. So should clubs continue to pay the salary as required by the contracts or should they stop the payments.

A possible solution is to reduce player salaries by 30% in the event of a stop. MilanNews have examined the impact this would have on Milan’s coffers, and they claim that €12.9million net would be cut from the players’ salaries.

That is a sum that would double if it were considered gross (before tax), which is the figure that matters most as football clubs are required to pay state taxes on their employees.

Another idea is a 10% cut for if there is a return to playing, under the assumption that players would not be able to provide the full extent of their services (editor’s note, possibly due to fitness?) – and that would mean a gross saving of €9m.

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