The rope tightened. Too. So much so that the leaders of the Independiente team got tired and said “enough”. And they made a decision: if they do not pay what is owed in wages, they will intimate the club to collect what, in some cases, covers up to the item “trajectory” in December.
It will not be one or two. There are at least ten players willing to go through the next step in a negotiation that is at its most complicated moment. And some more could be added. Everything accelerated in the last hours, after the second virtual meeting of captains, which was held this week, and in which Sergio Marchi, head of the guild, recommended the route of intimation for those who dragged several months without charging and do not succeed reach an agreement with the Board of Directors of their respective teams.
“Everything is very tense”, they recognized him Clarion from the Avellaneda club. The managers who are in contact with the players have already been warned of the determination to become intimate if they do not obtain a satisfactory response from the top of the leadership commanded by Hugo Moyano, something that would end up materializing next week since this Friday It is a holiday because it is Labor Day.
There have already been two leadership proposals for payment in installments that were not accepted by the group, which seeks to collect until March inclusive. The main problem occurs with the highest salaries, since those at the base of the salary pyramid are up to date. Meanwhile, those who are on the second step received payment in February a few weeks ago. Those with the highest income were only deposited in January and some still had not been paid the December “career” bonus.
In total, the debt of Red with the establishment it reaches almost up to 190 million pesos. The players demand to charge until March and then agree to sit down to chat about sales due to the pandemic situation from April onwards. Their main argument is simple: the debt they claim is before everything was stopped by quarantine.
A similar push and pull had already occurred late last year due to late payments. And for a while the players of the Devil They are in talks with Guild Members to get advice on the subject.
“Having no income, they are trying to reach a consensus on the issue of salaries. The players are clear about how the country is and, logically, they have to give in. There are some delays, but they know that they cannot look the other way. plant are all up-to-date, both those who are working and those who are at home, “said Pablo Moyano, Vice de Independiente, this Thursday in TNT Sports.
And he added: “If Barcelona and the big clubs in Europe reduce wages, what do we have left for the clubs in South America? We have economic problems, but they are solvable. Independent, it will not go bankrupt, melt or become a corporation There are debts and we will take over, but we also have to collect money from some passes. ”
Moyano Jr. refers to a fee receivable from Miami FC from the MLS for the Nicolás Figal pass that should enter the first half of May. However, it will be necessary to see if in this context that silver, the amount of which did not transcend, is actually received. If so, they can pay a large part of the salaries. If not?