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Only One Real Madrid Player Refused To Take A Pay Cut During Lockdown

Only One Real Madrid Player Refused To Take A Pay Cut During Lockdown

Gareth Bale was reportedly the only Real Madrid player that refused to take a pay cut earlier this year amid COVID-19.

The Spanish giants asked the players and staff to take a 10 per cent cut due to the global pandemic.

The entire first-team obliged other than Bale who was advised by his representatives to refuse the reduction on his staggering £500,000-a-week contract, according to widespread reports.

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The Welshman, though, did give a huge donation to the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity.

He opted to donate to a charity in his native Wales rather than give money to his club.

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Real captain Sergio Ramos was tasked with communicating between the club's chiefs and the squad while Zinedine Zidane helped the team recognise the importance of helping out by taking a pay cut.

It's believed the players who accepted to take a pay cut helped Real save £45 million.

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If Bale had agreed to take a pay cut, he would have saved the club £50,000 a week.

Bale, 31, has endured a difficult spell in Spain despite steering his side to domestic and European success over the years.

He rejoined Tottenham on a season-long loan during the summer transfer window.

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Topics: Football News, Football, gareth bale, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid

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