'I can't say anything about it' - Klich responds when asked about reported Radrizzani offer
Mateusz Klich has remained tight-lipped when asked if Leeds United players will be handed a pay rise as soon as football returns.
Last month, Leeds’ squad agreed to defer their wages for the duration of the coronavirus-enforced suspension of the Championship season.
Players had no issue with taking the deferral and any money owed to them will be paid back to them down the line.
And a report by the Sun has added that Andrea Radrizzani offered to hand players a two per cent pay rise as a token of thanks once matches can resume.
Klich was asked about that reported offer by the Leeds owner, but he hasn’t given much away in his answer.
“I can’t say anything about it. It is true that by agreeing to the new conditions, we have been assured that when the game resumes, we will all be happy,” Klich told Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.
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He added: “I would not call it a reduction because our salaries have been frozen. The money will be transferred to us at a later date, I’m not worried at all. When the club presented us with such a proposal, we immediately at our WhatsApp group came to the conclusion that nothing would happen to us if we agreed. And thanks to that we can help many people who work in Leeds.”
It is good that Leeds’ players agreed to defer their wages because it means that the non-playing staff at the club have been able to continue earning their wage despite not having any work to do.
Some Premier League clubs have taken controversial strides to furlough non-playing staff, meaning that the government will cover 80 per cent of their wages up to £2,5000 a month.
Teams like Tottenham have been majorly criticised but it is nice for Leeds fans to know that their club is doing things the right way.
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