Premier League clubs agree to allow last-season extensions for players out of contract

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Retrieved 14 May 2020, 17:06 IST

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Premier League clubs have agreed to allow short-term contracts to be extended until the end of the season for players ending in 3020, 2020.

The suspension of football in England due to the coronavirus epidemic lasted the March 2012-201 season.

The country’s authorities have always insisted on the desire to finish professional leagues on the pitch, but could not resume play before June 1, raising the issue of contract expiration.

The English football season usually ends at the end of June and player contracts are involved with it, so some clubs were prepared for a position whereby they would lose players before the end of the schedule due to any fault of their own.

However, after a meeting of shareholders on Monday, all Premier League clubs agreed to allow mutual short-term expansion until the end of the season.

Richard Masters, chief executive of the Premier League, said: “The decision we have made is to make sure that the clubs end the season with the same squad that was present before the suspension of their promotion.

“Players can extend their contract beyond the end of the season beyond June 30, but both parties must agree to it.”

Clubs and players have until June 23 to reach an agreement.