Discussions regarding a resumption of the 2019-20 season are set to start next week, hoping that the remaining 92 matches are going to be played over the summer months to finish the campaign.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans aren’t getting to be present for those matches and it’s expected that next season’s launch also will occur behind closed doors.
Sky Sports reports that top-flight clubs are planning for the prospect of the whole 2019-20 campaign being kept without fans joining. This action would impact all competitions, including the FA Cup and therefore the European competition at Uefa, which might be an enormous blow to all or any Premier League clubs’ revenue sources.
The idea of no fans attending for a whole season would be far more damaging for clubs within the EFL’s lower leagues, which might even be affected, where the gate receipts are a significant part of the club’s success.
The financial consequences of the recession, which is predicted to possess long-lasting effects on the economy generally and within the sporting world, have already affected clubs hard.
Meanwhile, other teams believe that one of the primary things they’re going to do when the subsequent window opens is to decide to spend little to no money on transfers.
The Premier League believed failure to end this season would cost its 20 clubs quite £1bn, but next season’s rivalry behind closed doors is predicted to possess a way more drastic impact on club finances.
The ‘Project Restart’ was at the forefront of Friday’s last call to a conference attended by all 20 parties. subsequent meeting is predicted to require place on May 7 following the British Government’s second lockout policy assessment.
June 12 was addressed as a possible return date but the ultimate decision will remain with the govt and can depend upon subsequent steps within the lockout