Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Foreign players worried about Greece crisis

30 June 2015, 14:31

Athens - Foreign football players in Greece are concerned about their euro-related contracts should the country default on its debt, Tuesday's edition of the sports daily Goal News reported.

While Greek voters go to the polls Sunday to decide on a crunch referendum which may leave them out of the Eurozone, agents of foreign players in the country are contacting major clubs in order to help their clients reword contracts to secure their wages.

According to the newspaper, the players are worried that the possible withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone would mean an automatic devaluation of their contract to less than half of the value.

Also read: Pirlo ready for bite of Big Apple - Report

"It is obvious than foreign players with teams such as Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, AEK, PAOK and other Super League clubs already on the roster from previous agreements, will begin to be paid in a devalued currency," the newspaper said.

Goal News said that over the weekend the management of Super League clubs received numerous calls from agents of players asking that a clause be included in their already signed contracts saying that "if a change in the currency of the country occurs, then the players would be paid in the currency (euro) previously agreed upon."

The agents reportedly also want the wages of the players to be deposited in accounts abroad and not in Greece.

The newspaper reported that there is also fear from Greek players who play abroad that if the country leaves the European Union then they would not be considered in the category of EU players and thus may be kicked off the teams.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...