A report from The Sun has named the two highest-earning players in Leeds United’s squad as Kiko Casilla and Patrick Bamford, with both men earning £40,000-a-week at Elland Road.
Leeds announced on their official website on Thursday that the playing staff were amongst those to defer their wages while the season has been paused.
The fantastic gesture will ensure that the other staff will be paid while the club misses out on matchday revenue.
The Sun notes that Marcelo Bielsa will take a £34,000-a-week wage cut. And the Whites boss is not the only one.
The report suggests that Bamford and Casilla are the two highest earners within the playing squad. They both earn £40,000-a-week and have taken the same cut as Bielsa.
TBR View – Gesture will help unite Leeds
Of course, football has taken a backseat given the current circumstances.
But a gesture such as the one the Leeds players, backroom team and senior management staff have made could have positive implications when they do return to the pitch.
Leeds top the Championship and have a fantastic chance of getting promoted.
That gesture will keep the morale high. And it will make it all the sweeter for everyone involved should they manage to get promoted when the season does resume.