Premier League clubs may not agree on much at the moment, as they grapple with the implications of Project Restart and the various permutations involved in resuming the season again,
However, they have at least reached resolution on one tricky issue which was facing them – what to do about those players whose contracts expire on June 30th.
With the season potentially extending into the summer, clubs faced the prospect of players being able to leave them as free agents with games still to be played, but, in a conference call on Monday, a solution to the problem was agreed.
Now player contracts will expire on June 30th will be automatically extended until the end of the season – whenever that may be in the end. The only proviso is that all parties to a contract change must agree to the new terms by June 23rd.
The change means that clubs will be able to finish the season with more or less the same squads as they had before the suspension of football.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.