By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline
Published: 12:14 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 16:00 BST, 18 October 2020
Gareth Bale was reportedly the only Real Madrid player that refused to take a pay cut earlier this year as the club struggled with the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.
With the club losing revenue due to the suspension of football, the staff and players were asked to accept a 10 per cent cut to their annual salaries, with that rising to 20 per cent if the league was unable to continue.
It is believed that the entire first-team were in agreement over the wage reduction, except Bale. The Welshman was advised by his representatives to refuse the cut on his mammoth £500,000-a-week wages.