Feyenoord players give up bonuses

The players at Rotterdam football club Feyenoord have agreed to forgo much of their bonuses in an effort to help the club out of its financial problems, the AD reports.

The initiative, which came from the players themselves, means they will only get a bonus for a significant win, such as the Dutch cup or a place in European competition. They used to get a bonus for every point scored.
‘This gesture shows the players are involved with the club,’ said Feyenoord director Eric Gudde.
Gudde said the club had taken a number of important steps to get its finances in order. In addition, new star signing Sekou Cissé has been bought by outside investors who are also paying his salary.
Feyenoord will pick up the bill next season after seven expensive player contracts expire, the AD said.
Striker Cissé signed for the Rotterdam club on Sunday. FC Twente, PSV and Ajax were all after the Roda JC player.

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