Aston Villa players agree 25 per cent wage deferral for four months

Aston Villa's first team players have agreed to a 25 per cent wage deferral for four months.

The club announced that first-team coaches and senior management also agreed to a pay cut on Saturday (April 25).

The claret and blue side said along with the deferrals and 'substantial funding' from its owners - there will be no furloughing of its staff.

All non-football staff - full time and part time staff will be retained and paid in full throughout the lockdown.

It comes after, Health Secretary Matt Hancock called for Premier League footballers to donate a portion of their wages to struggling hospices.

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Its been nearly two month since the last time Villa played a football - which was a four-nil loss against midlands-rival Leicester City on March 9.

Fellow Premier League side, Southampton were the first side in the league to agree a wage cut with its players, earlier this month.

Aston Villa say they remain committed to serving its local communities through its foundation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic the thoughts of everyone at Aston Villa are with those families suffering loss and the incredible NHS staff who are risking their own safety to help so many others.

Aston Villa FC, CEO Christian Purslow:

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