Report: Lazio Owner Claudio Lotito Pays Players and Staff Through March as a Sign of Financial Solidarity

The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on clubs worldwide. They’re feeling the economic effects, as there are no supporters to fill up stadiums and no sponsors to provide additional funding, which has forced clubs to reschedule payments.

With the pandemic already reaching a year and the financial issues brought to clubs revenue in Serie A, the Italian Football Federation has discussed further extensions of deadlines concerning monthly wage payments. 

Some clubs in the league struggled to make their monthly payments to their squad and coaching staff, and the issue will only worsen if there’s no solution to the matter, considering there might be no fans for the rest of the season despite vaccines reaching the public. 

Nonetheless, Lazio owner and president Claudio Lotito wants to take a stand of solidarity with the players and coaching staff. 

According to Adnkronos (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Lotito has paid his squad and staff monthly salaries up to and including March.

The reason for this is that Lotito wants to send a signal of financial solidarity with the club. 

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