Premier League Propose 30% Wage Deferral

The Premier League say they will consult their players regarding 30% reductions in salaries during the coronavirus shut-down.

The league has vowed to see its season through to completion, but there is no firm return date and they’ll only resume when safe to do so.

Clubs have also agreed to make a 20-million pound donation to the NHS. While £125m will be advanced to EFL and National League clubs as they struggle financially.

It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

Belgian clubs have been threatened with expulsion from Europe if they vote to end their season early.

The board of the Pro League voted to cancel the remainder of the season, with Bruges to be crowned champions.

The plan still needs the support of 80 per cent of Belgium’s professional clubs. But UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says such a plan would risk European participation.