The Premier League will push players to a 30% pay cut, pending restart date

The Premier League He has said that his clubs will consult with their players about a proposed 30% reduction in wages and that the suspended season will only resume when it is safe and appropriate.

The league accepted that an earlier goal to return to action in early May would not happen now and said Friday that it would keep the restart date under constant review.

While there has been speculation about a shortened season or even abandoning this campaign, the league said the goal was still to complete all remaining league and national cup games.

However, any return to the game will only be with the full support of the government and when medical guidance allows, he added in a statement.

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With lower league clubs facing a cash flow crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak, high-flying teams voted to make a 125 million pound ($ 153.13 million) advance to the Soccer League (EFL) and National League sides

The EFL, which consists of the 72 professional clubs in the three divisions below the Premier League, said the cash they would receive from the top flight included advance solidarity payments, parachute payments, and Academy Scholarships.

Much of the focus of the conversations between officials this week has been the issue of player compensation during the stoppage.

The league said its clubs unanimously agreed to consult their players about a combination of conditional reductions and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of total annual compensation.

Talks with the players' union, the PFA, will continue on Saturday, as the two sides seek a compensation agreement during the strike.


Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said it was correct for players' salaries to be on the table when there were some lower-paid employees at some clubs being suspended.

Soccer authorities should be aware of the strength of public sentiment on this and I hope they will show leadership on the matter, he said.

the Premier league He said he was pledging £ 20 million to support the NHS (National Health Service), communities, families and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Esto incluye una contribución financiera directa al NHS y fondos para permitir que the clubes reenfoquen sus esfuerzos y desarrollen importantes programas de divulgación para ayudar a las comunidades, incluidos the más necesitados.

Menos de 24 horas después de que el ministro de Salud, Matt Hancock, dijo que the jugadores deberían reducir the salarios y desempeñar su papel en el esfuerzo nacional para enfrentar la pandemia, también surgieron dos movimientos de the propios jugadores.

Manchester united captain Harry maguire le pidió a sus compañeros de equipo que donaran el 30% de sus salarios a the hospitales locales y el escuadrón le dio respaldo.

England defender Maguire was among the 20 Premier league captains who took part in a call on Thursday evening to discuss a collective response and donation with plans now expected to be developed.