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Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond: Wage deferral easy call for squad

Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond says the wage deferral decision was easy to make for the squad.

Saints announced in early April that the squad had agreed to go without a figure believed to be in the region of 10 per cent of their pay for three months to ensure non-playing staff received their salaries in full.

Redmond told : "It's a no-brainer for us. When the talks, especially across the internet, were being formulated about Premier League players and their wages, there was already conversations going on behind closed doors about how we were going to play our part and help.

"We've got quite a close-knit group with the players we have, and we're in constant communication throughout the lockdown that's been happening so far.

"We were just talking about what we could do, we came up with some ideas about what was going to happen and what we could be potentially doing for the club and the people who work for the club.

"We nominated a few players to talk to the people at the board and the owners, and it was a really sharp turnaround to say this is what we're going to do and how we're going to go about it.

"It wasn't to say: 'Look at us, we're this or that.' We know what this club means to a lot of people in Southampton and the people who work here too.

"When you spend a lot of time at the training ground you realise how much not only the football but the environment and livelihood means to people here. For whatever reason it sat with everybody."

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