April 14, 2024

Everton players are angry at the possibility that they will face “Massive” pay cuts, should the “shock” ten-point deduction see them get relegated at the end of this season, according to Alan Nixon.

The players are investigating ways to get their pay back and are talking to agents and attorneys about possible compensation claims, according to the newspaper writer who revealed this information on his Patreon on December 3.

This has happened because certain elite players, who felt that the situation was beyond their control because they had earned the points but the club had cost them, may lose 50% of their salaries if they are demoted from the Premier League.


Harsh but realistic measures

As much as there is a degree of confidence surrounding Everton that they will escape the threat of relegation, particularly after an important 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest on 2 December, the players have to be realistic that the threat does remain.

They are right to feel that they have been the ones earning the points to keep the club up while it is the club and the independent commission who have cost the ten points, and therefore the players should not be punished for that.

Wage deductions are normal for any Premier League team that gets relegated. The Championship income and budgets mean they would likely be unable to afford the mega wages of these star players, so automatic cuts are often made, and if not can cause long-term financial struggles.

Nixon also suggested that many players would look to leave Goodison Park rather than see their wages cut, although some would opt to stay with the pain of their wages facing a dramatic crash.

Hopefully, we will never find out about this with survival key.

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