“With the hope of doing something that will help the company to better restart the Roma project that we all share, we offer this financial proposal
AS Roma had their players decide to an incentive package to be paid ‘as long as any sporting goals are met’ if the season resumes and is completed.
The Italian giants are currently Fifth on the Serie A table with 45 points, with 12 matches left to complete the 2019-20 season.
The players, manager Paulo Fonseca and his team will also pay the difference to ensure that all club members earn a complete salary, from March until the end of the season June (four months) to help counter the crisis faced by the club due to the COVID-19.
Guido Fienga, Club’s CEO, has applauded the players and the coach on the move.
“In volunteering to cut their salaries for the rest of the season, the players, the coach and his staff, have all proved that we really are in this together.
“Edin Dzeko, all the players and Paulo Fonseca have demonstrated they understand what this club stands for and we also thank them all for their superb gesture towards the employees at this club,” said Guido Fienga.
“We always talk about unity at Roma and in volunteering to cut their salaries for the rest of the season, the players, the coach, and his staff, have all proved that we really are in this together,” added Fienga.
The #ASRoma players wrote to CEO Guido Fienga to volunteer a financial solution that will see them forgo their salary for four months to help the club during the #COVID19 crisis. pic.twitter.com/94tWFpAbaX
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 19, 2020
A letter written by the players to the Club chief Read “We players are ready to start playing as soon as possible, giving the maximum to achieve our goals, but we also realise that all this will not be enough to face the economic consequences of the current emergency.
“With the hope of doing something that will help the company to better restart the Roma project that we all share, we offer this financial proposal.”
Italy is one of the world’s worst-hit countries in the world with over 23,000 confirmed death cases, as a result of the pandemic, the highest in the world.