Cesena generously handed Parma employees €51,000 by paying for Gregoire Defrel when they legally didn’t have to.
The wonderful gesture from Cesena, who were relegated to Serie B this summer, showed great solidarity to the now bankrupt club.
Nobody at Parma has been paid since July 2014 and the Tardini side was declared bankrupt on Monday, so all its former employees are unlikely to receive anything.
Because the club went under, its players are automatically released from contracts to become free agents.
Those who were in co-ownership agreements, such as Defrel, go to the clubs free of charge.
Despite not having to pay anything for Defrel, Cesena still made a ‘bid’ of €51,000 to gain total ownership of the player.
That money will now go to help the staff left unemployed by Parma’s bankruptcy.
“We decided to include a bid for Defrel,” explained Cesena director of sport Rino Foschi on Sky Sport Italia.
“If the Lega Serie A accepts it, that money will go to the people who worked for Parma and now find themselves unemployed.”
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