Clubs from the Championship, League A single and League Two have rejected the Premier League’s £50m bailout – and have told the EFL board they will decline any assist which excludes any of its associates.
The Premier Little league has offered grants and interest-free loans totalling around £50m in order to clubs in League One plus League Two – but made no funds available for clubs within the Championship.
The TOP DOG of one Championship club told Sky Sports News that the bailout offer is “simply an attempt to create a divide between Tournament clubs and those in Leagues 1 and Two. ”
He said there was a “collective spirit” amongst clubs not to obtain separated by a deal designed to “divide and rule”.
The statement from the EFL released upon Thursday evening read: “EFL night clubs have today met by department to discuss the conditional offer submit yesterday by the Premier League according to the financial support required due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The need for continued unity throughout the membership base was fundamental in order to discussions across all three sections, and therefore there was a strong consensus that will any rescue package must satisfy the requirements of all 72 clubs prior to it can be considered in full.
“The League has been very clear in the discussions of the financial requirements necessary to address lost gate receipts within 2019/20 and 2020/21, and while EFL clubs are appreciative that an official proposal has now been put forward, the particular conditional offer of £50m drops some way short of this.
“The EFL is keen to carry on discussions with the Premier League to achieve an agreeable solution that will deal with the short-term financial needs of most of our clubs and allow us the opportunity to consider the longer-term economic issues within parallel that specifically look to acquire a more sustainable EFL for the future. inch
Following Thursday’s conference of League Two clubs, a single club official told Sky Sports News the fact that bailout on offer was unacceptable in the present form and “now will be the time to stick together”.
“We simply can’t accept everything which excludes any of the 72, inch he said.
The particular Premier League’s chief executive Richard Experts admits there has been frustration over the general public backing of Project Big Image, but insists there is “no beef” with the EFL.
Experts described Wednesday’s meeting as “candid, constructive and positive in the end” and denied any suggestion the particular proposals may have damaged the trustworthiness of the league.
“Clearly may possibly be some frustration a proposal that will hadn’t had any input from your Premier League, from our clubs, continues to be pushed so hard in public, ” this individual said.
“But all of us don’t have a beef with the EFL, certainly not with its clubs. We want to possess a good relationship with them. We’re their particular biggest partner.
“We have a historic relationship with them. And we want it to be constructive. ”
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