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Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo is currently on loan at Dutch club Roda JC, where he has scored four times in seven appearances.
Ugbo was not paid his £38,000-a-month wages this month by Roda amid fan protests against their hated Mexican investor.
According to Dutch outlet NRC via Daily Mail, Ugbo’s wages – which are reportedly about 10 times those of his team-mates – were spread across the rest of the squad.
The coaches at Roda opted to spread the wages across the rest of the team as they reportedly believed it was better to have one angry big earner than a team of players disgruntled at Ugbo.
Roda fans are unhappy with investor Garcia de la Vega, who purchased the shares of the local Limburg businessman Frits Schrouff in the summer, after his takeover of the club did little to ease a budget deficit of €1million (£885,000) and next month’s staff salaries are in danger of not being paid.
Though Garcia de la Vega promised to invest in the club to pay off these debts, he has so far not contributed anything.