Bayer Leverkusen players agree to pay cut amid virus pandemic

SEDAN: Bayer Leverkusen Players, staff and management unanimously agreed Wednesday to accept an unspecified pay cut as Bundesliga remains suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Captain Leverkusen Lars Bender These discussions took place in recent weeks and an agreement was reached on Tuesday.

The team is ready to give up part of the wages to support the club in its efforts to financially overcome the crown crisis, Bender said in a club statement after an impromptu training session where the players trained only in pairs.

The team's training cannot be resumed before April 5.

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Again we have a very concrete idea in a vacuum BayArena Today in the stadium about how important are the various colleagues to give life to the club and how important is it that each of them provides us with the ideal conditions to do our work.

Play in the Bundesliga has been suspended since mid-March and the German soccer league (DFL) extended the league suspension Tuesday to at least April 30.

The DFL has also hinted that if it is played in the coming weeks or months, it will most likely have no viewers.