Toni Kroos against players's salaries being cut during layoff

The Real Madrid player spoke after Barca and Atletico stars had their wages snipped

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is against players’ salaries being cut. Both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid players are enduring 70 per cent payouts during the coronavirus crisis.

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"Waiving salary is like a donation in vain, or to the club," the Real Madrid midfielder told SWR Sport podcast. "It should be an option for everyone to consider. I think it's even better to get the full salary and then do the right thing with it.

"I don't think it's necessary here. The other thing is the question of what I do with all the money I get. We must all help where help is needed. And there are a lot of places where help is needed right now.

"Many clubs already don't have the income they planned to have, and there are many clubs who need that money. It all depends on how long everything will stand still. Quite a few clubs will be able to keep their heads above water for a certain time, others will have difficulties."

"If football returns in May, you'll find solutions, also with grants, and everything will be normal. But if you say no football until the winter, I can imagine a couple of clubs will be no more and that would automatically drastically change football."

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