EFL fear wages war with Professional Footballers’ Association over financial aid as FIVE clubs could go into administration this month
- Clubs will negotiate a reduction in salaries if financial aid is not forthcoming
- Club owners have accepted that they are heading for tough talks with the PFA
- While no fans attend matches, clubs will now be forced into drastic measures
- £250m was calculated by revenue losses last year and predicted this season
Football League clubs fear they are hurtling towards a collision course with the Professional Footballers’ Association over player wages should the malaise surrounding a £250million bailout continue.
Several clubs have told Sportsmail they must start looking at negotiating a reduction in salaries if financial aid is not forthcoming.
Owners accept they are heading for tough talks with the PFA, who had serious misgivings about introducing budget caps in Leagues One and Two.
The EFL fear a wage war with Professional Footballers’ Association over financial aid
Sportsmail understands more than 20 clubs in the bottom two divisions tried to agree pay cuts with players in the summer.
With minimal revenue streams available while no fans attend matches, clubs accept they will be forced into drastic measures. There are suggestions five EFL clubs could go into administration this month.
The £250m figure was calculated by revenue losses last year and predicted losses this season, although top-flight clubs are resistant to helping their counterparts in the Championship, given the amount of owner wealth in that division.
They point towards fees recouped by teams, such as the initial £25m Borussia Dortmund paid Birmingham City for Jude Bellingham.