Manchester United's Juan Mata to Give Portion of Salary to Charity
Mata has pledged 1 percent of his income to help grassroots football projects around the world.
In the past, the Spain international has branded footballers' wages "ridiculous" and "obscene."
The 29-year-old's announcement comes just a day after Neymar became the most expensive player in the world after swapping Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in an eye-watering €222 million deal.
The Brazil star is reportedly set to be paid €600,000 a week after tax.
Not only has Mata decided to give up a portion of his pay packet to Common Goal, a collective fund that supports football charities, he has also called on his fellow professionals to do the same.