Spanish football headlines for 26 January.
Barca players missing payment
There are a number of off-field issues dominating Barcelona news at the moment and it is now reported that the players are still missing one of their two annual payments.
🚨 Noticia @partidazocope
💥 Informa @HelenaCondis
💰 El FC Barcelona incurre en impago de salarios a sus jugadores por falta de liquidez
💸 La jugadores cobran en 2 pagos (diciembre-junio) y aceptaron que la rebaja se aplicase desde diciembre, pero no han recibido lo acordado pic.twitter.com/submXcwSET
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) January 25, 2021
It is claimed that the club’s players receive two payments – one in December and one in June – with the former from last month still outstanding, despite the players accepting a wage reduction.
The club are said to be adamant the payment will be processed in February.
Barcelona duo return
The positive news for Barcelona on Tuesday is reports that both Sergino Dest and Sergi Roberto have returned to first-team training.
Sergi Roberto is back in full training following a thigh muscle injury, say El Mundo Deportivo, having not played since November while Dest is also doing gym work having missed recent games.
Madrid have full trust in Zidane
The Frenchman is currently battling Covid-19 but is still said to be in full control of training and matches, remotely, and there is confidence at the club he can turn the situation around.