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Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld’s agent has claimed that players should be allowed to walk away from their contracts if their salaries are cut.
As known, football events all across Europe have been suspended due to coronavirus pandemic and clubs have been forced to make cost-cutting measures.
Rangers players have taken voluntary salary cuts in order to help the club to go through the crisis.
However, Alderweireld’s agent insists players taking cuts in salary should have the right to walk away from their job just like any other employee.
This claim could see Odsonne Edouard or Alfredo Morelos walk away for limited compensation or after serving a notice period if they had cuts forced on them.
Stijn Francis wrote in the Guardian:
“A ‘regular’ worker is able to leave his or her employer in exchange for limited compensation or a notice period.
“Also the employer can terminate the relationship with the worker at any time by respecting a period of notice or paying compensation.
“If clubs sign a player they take a risk by paying a transfer or signing-on fee and by paying substantial wages. In exchange for this risk, players cannot leave the club before the end of the contract except when all involved parties agree otherwise.
“Players also know that during the contractual term they can be sure the club will pay their salary.
“Clubs now asking to reduce player salaries undermine this principle of contractual stability. If clubs insist on a wage reduction, players should be put in the same situation as any regular worker.
“Clubs reducing their players’ wages should accept that the players can terminate their employment for free and these clubs should no longer be able to ask a transfer fee if the player would like to leave.”
Source- Daily Record