West Ham players take wage deferral while manager David Moyes and vice-chair Karren Brady take a pay cut

Moyes has taken a pay cut while his players have take a wage deferral (PA Images)
Moyes has taken a pay cut while his players have take a wage deferral (PA Images)
11:25am, Sat 11 Apr 2020
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West Ham's players have taken a wage deferral to help stem the club's financial losses.

Manager David Moyes and vice-chair Karren Brady have also taken a 30 per cent pay cut.

And chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, alongside shareholders, will put £30 million into the club to keep it afloat.

The Premier League season is currently suspended due to the pandemic and so the club are losing revenue through lack of ticket sales.

The Hammers have followed Southampton's lead as their players also agreed a deferral of 30 per cent, according to Sportsmail.

This follows the league's #PlayersTogether initiative that aims to raise money for the NHS.

West Ham's captain Mark Noble also donated £35,000  to help the NHS, with the money being distributed by a community hub set up by Basildon council in Essex.

He said: "I am proud that our entire squad have made clear their strong desire to play our part in helping to support others through this situation. 

"At West Ham United, we are one team and our priority reflects the Club's aim to help ensure the staff get 100 per cent of their salaries while we are unable to play our matches. 

"We continue to do all we can, collectively and individually, throughout this period for the benefit of those around us, our colleagues, our supporters and our community."

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