Espanyol have confirmed that they will make reductions in wages for all of their staff due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Catalan club is implementing an ERTE (or temporary pay cut) for their players and coaching staff of men’s and women’s first teams, B team and Juvenil A and B youth teams. Directors will also have their salaries cut by the same margin.

Spain has been in a state of alarm since March 14 and remains one of the countries to be worst-hit by the spread of COVID-19. La Liga has been suspended indefinitely, with the RFEF having announced on Monday that professional football in Spain would only resume when the government gives the go-ahead.