Santos president says Chapecoense will not have to pay wages of players they receive on loan
Modesto Roma Júnior, president of Santos, has said that his club will pay in full the salaries of players who will eventually be loaned out to Chapecoense as part of a collective action by Brazilian associations to help the Santa Catarina team recover from the air disaster in Colombia.
On Tuesday, Brazilian clubs launched a package of measures to assist Chapecoense, who have practically lost almost their entire team following the accident. Until the early afternoon, Corinthians, Palmeiras, São Paulo, Portuguesa, Joinville, Coritiba, Cruzeiro, Vasco da Gama, Fluminense, Botafogo, Atlético Paranaense and Tupi had joined the movement, in addition to Santos. However, it's not confirmed if all the clubs would pay in full the wages of the players that will go on loan. There are still points to be settled, such as the number of players that will be loaned and how many each team will offer. Modesto said: "It's not just Santos' decision. Initially, it was talked that all who participate in the movement will pay the salaries of the players who are loaned out, so Chapecoense has no costs."