PFA, Premier League and EFL reveal crunch talks over player wages will drag into another 48-hours

Senior representatives from the PFA, Premier League, EFL and LMA shared a "constructive" meeting – though talks will drag into the next 48-hours.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 8:02 pm
Football is suspended until April 30 at the earliest.

Topics being discussed included the issue of player wages and possible deferrals and the resumption of the current season.

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A joint statement read: “Senior representatives from the PFA, Premier League, EFL and LMA met today and shared a constructive meeting regarding the challenges facing the game as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The meeting reiterated that the overriding priority is the health and well-being of the nation - including that of players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters – and everyone agreed football must only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

“No decisions were taken today with discussions set to continue in the next 48 hours with a focus on several high-profile matters, including player wages and the resumption of the 2019/20 season.”