Official: Reus avoid closure as players are paid

Reus have confirmed that they are able to continue in the Segunda Division after finally paying their players.

Reus were widely expected to lose their entire squad after Saturday’s match against Cordoba on Saturday and possibly forfeit the campaign.

However, the Catalans announced in a statement that ‘payments to players have been made, which will go through in the next few hours and guarantee our continuity in LaLiga 123.’

Reus – who drew 1-1 with Cordoba – had until Monday to pay the three months of wages owed to their staff.

Failure to do so would have led to a mass exodus, but the club’s players are now legally obliged to stay put.

On the other hand, AS reports they already rejected La Liga’s offer to cover the debt so Reus could carry on competing in the second tier.

Coaching staff and other employees also remain without pay, but the newspaper claims they reacted positively to Sunday’s development.

Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether Reus owner Joan Oliver has secured long-term investment.

Tags La Liga 123 Reus Segunda Division