Athletic still does not approve the closing of the financial year of last season or the budget for this one. At the end of last year, the delegate partners overthrew the proposals presented in this regard by the Aitor Elizegi board of directors, so both issues are at the expense of holding a new assembly. The Bilbao club’s losses during the past and present fiscal year were around 36 million of euros.
Athletic’s first team, as reflected throughout the aforementioned assembly, accepted last season a 6% salary reduction, which translated into euros is a global amount of 4.6 million euros. From the rojiblanca leadership it was ensured that a new cut, even greater, was planned for this campaign and that in fact the relevant contacts had already been established.
“A negotiation with the players that is open, clean and clear. She is on the right track, but haste is not good counselor. I think I should be optimistic, “explained Jon Ander de las Fuentes, the club’s accountant.
Iñigo Martínez, for his part, made it clear yesterday on the Radio Euskadi microphones regarding these negotiations for the new salary cut that “it is true that we spoke with them and there was a start of contact, but with all this situation it has stopped a little the subject ”. The rojiblanco center-back nuanced that “in fact the captains have not spoken to us or insisted more on this issue, but rather that they are a bit waiting. If the moment has to come and if the players see that the club really needs and needs it, they will have us. Now I’m standing still. “