The Royal Society agrees to lower the salary to the players and return 20% of the subscription to the members


Real Sociedad has reached an agreement with the first team squad to agree on a salary reduction Due to the economic affection of the health crisis due to the coronavirus, as the club has just announced in a statement. The drop in wages ranges from 5% if the League ends, to 20% if it is not resumed and the financial losses are greater. This measure avoids the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) that other teams have accepted and safeguards the rest of the entity’s staff.

At the same time, the board of directors of the club chaired by Jokin Aperribay has agreed return 20% of the amount of the subscriptions to the members no matter what happens between now and the end of the season. That is, whether it is played open door, closed door or not played. 20% of their subscription will be refunded to the members who receive the annual payment. The details of how this return will be carried out will be explained in a future communication. For members who are part of the fractional payment method, the collection of the fraction that should have been charged in April is delayed in time and only 50% of the fraction will be charged.

The stoppage of the works planned in the new Anoeta, basically remodeling of changing rooms and press areas, and the search for new sources of financing Traditional are other decisions made by the council. The Royal will also open a process of talks with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the Guipuzcoan Football Federation to “alleviate” the consequences for all grassroots football.

The Royal Society has resisted applying an ERTE Despite the fact that with the passing of days and the successive extensions of the State of Alarm, uncertainty has also taken over the world of football, with the League and the Federation without knowing when and how the competition will resume, and with several clubs agreeing sales, via ERTE, such as Barcelona or Sevilla, or agreements with the squad such as Real Madrid and, now, Real. In a context, in addition, in which the team no less than a Cup final is pending 32 years later, against Athletic, and located in the absence of eleven days in Champions League positions, after a League that was being extraordinary.

In this last month, the board has been working, hand in hand with the players and in permanent contact with the captains, led by Asier Illarramendi, and always through videoconferences due to confinement. In fact, the Royal appreciates the «understanding, collaboration and generosity» of the soccer players «at all times». We have been working to try to understand the challenge ahead and take steps to meet it.


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