Leeds players to be handed two per cent wage bonus when football resumes after waiving salaries amid coronavirus crisis
Leeds players are set to be handed a bonus of two per cent of their wages when the football season resumes.
The Championship leaders, who were seven points clear of third with nine games to play when the season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, waived part of their salaries so that non-football staff could be paid during the sport’s shutdown.
According to The Mail, the club’s chairman Andrea Radrizzani was so impressed with the gesture that he has ensured they will receive a bonus when football eventually resumes.
Whites stars, who are desperate to seal a return to the Premier League for the first time since the 2003-2004 season, are believed to be grateful for the owner’s move.
Meanwhile, Liverpool star Sadio Mane has admitted he would understand if the Reds were denied the Premier League title due to the coronavirus crisis.
Asked if he feels like a champion, the 27-year-old told talkSPORT: “I think not yet. I love my job and I love football, I want to win on the pitch.
“I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy, it’s what I would love.
“But with this situation, whatever happens I will understand.
“It has been difficult for Liverpool, but it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world.
“Some people have lost family members and that is the more complicated situation.
“But for myself, it’s my dream and I want to win it this year.