Southampton players defer wages and West Ham hope squad will follow suit

Southampton squad defer 10% of pay for three monthsWest Ham explain situation to playersWest Ham are hopeful their players will accept a proposal to defer their wages after Southampton’s squad agreed to go without 10% of their pay for the next three months to ensure non-playing staff receive their salaries in full.Southampton became the first Premier League club to reach an agreement over reduced pay with their players, who came to the consensus that wage deferrals were the fairest solution after holding talks with the board about the financial disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The club said their manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl, senior coaching staff and board of directors would also defer some of their pay for the next three months. Related: Footballers should not be forced to take pay cuts – and this is why | Stijn Francis Continue r...
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