The players may be cut wages if they do not return to training, in preparation for the return date of the Premier League.
The meeting between 20 Premier League clubs and the organizers in the afternoon of May 18 agreed to resume the tournament and send the players to the training ground in small groups from this afternoon 19/5. This is step one of the “Project Restart” plan.
Before playing, players must strictly follow the Government’s medical regulations such as maintaining a safe distance, measuring body temperature, driving a private car to the training place, and not spitting while on the field.
Although there are only about five weeks left until the expected return date for June 19, a small number of players are still concerned about the risk of nCoV infection. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), players of African descent or a history of respiratory diseases are more susceptible to viral infections than ordinary people.
That’s why Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling (Man City), Tammy Abraham, Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Danny Rose (Tottenham) and Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) have not agreed with the overall plan.
The Premier League organizers have yet to set a date for return, but after the Bundesliga went through the first round of the post-Covid-19 era quite smoothly, the English football leader was trying his best to roll the ball on June 19, according to Telegraph . The British daily also revealed that if the tournament could not be resumed before July, it could be canceled, meaning the clubs would lose about a billion dollars.
To increase motivation, as well as pressure the player, some clubs have informed the player that they will not receive the current compensation if they refuse to practice. Firstly, cut bonuses, then consider signing short-term contracts (maybe year one) instead of long-term contracts.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters also promised to complete the contract procedure for players expiring on June 30. Speaking on Sky Sports, he emphasized: “They will be automatically extended for a short time until the current season closes. Of course it has to be agreed by both sides.