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.
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.
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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