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Premier League players could defer wages

With no agreement reached with the PFA to forgo all or part of their wages, players may look into a collective agreement to defer wages instead in a bid to  help clubs.

With an annual wage bill of three billion pounds per year, the twenty Premier League clubs are burning £58m per week with little coming the other way in revenue.

While other European league players have agreed to not draw wages during the current pandemic, the Premier League have no agreement in place.

Premier League clubs are haemorrhaging cash and deferring payments could be a short term solution assuming that the league resumes and all fixtures are played to conclusion.

Players represented by agents and lawyers believe existing contracts should be honoured if the season is finished and don’t why their clients should be financially disadvantaged .

Whether or not all players will agree with the proposal remains to be seen but they may have the option to vote on the proposal with their PFA trade body.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Premier League players could defer wages

  1. Have a go at chairmen, vice chairmen, owners and the likes all you want.

    The truth of the matter is, the players and their agents are mostly horrible examples of humankind, with a few exceptions. We hold them in far far too high a regard.

  2. I remember Payet complaining when the first BREXIT vote caused a drop in the exchange rate of the pound (only to be reprimanded by Kouyate) – and Ashley Cole’s classic “how can the offer me only 65K per week” when leaving Arsenal for Chelsea

    Now is the time for footballers to show us a different side

  3. These guys are all multimillionaires maybe a little compassion and less greed might not go amiss. This also goes for the money grabbing agents. I’m sure many players are not in this category and they perhaps should not be labelled as such. But with no income many clubs especially in the lower divisions will go under. They were barely surviving before the virus hit, without them as feeder clubs, the higher divisions will in suffer.
    So dig deep you premiership players and give a helping hand to other professionals less fortunate.

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