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Barcelona president Bartomeu insists Messi never opposed salary cuts

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists captain Lionel Messi never opposed their decision to carry out salary cuts for the first team.

The Blaugrana players will temporarily see their salaries reduced by 70 percent as a consequence of the coronavirus, while this will help other club staff to keep earning 100 percent of their wages.

"Messi told me from day one that this reduction had to be made," Bartomeu told Sport and Mundo Deportivo.

"This proposal came from the captains.

"It is a gesture that demonstrates their commitment to the club."

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