The EFL have reportedly scrapped their plan to introduce a pay cap in the Championship this year due to the coronavirus’ impact on the sport, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper claims that EFL chairman Rick Parry has called for “a proper reset, post-Covid” and there were fears that the governing body were going to introduce a pay cap once the 2019/20 season ended.
However, Leeds United will no doubt be breathing a sigh of relief as that plan has reportedly been postponed until 2021 due to the huge impact that coronavirus is going to have on the economical side of football.
Leeds are top of the Championship but there is still a chance that they won’t get promotion.
As that is the case, anything that happens to the second-tier after this season is something that the club should be monitoring, just in case the worst possible scenario happens.
If the EFL’s plan to introduce a pay cap happened this year and Leeds didn’t win promotion then players like Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, who earn over £1million-a-year, might have had to have been sold.
Fortunately, Leeds are in a good position to win promotion and are likely to avoid having a pay cap imposed upon them by Parry and the EFL.
Looking at the bigger picture, it is probably a good thing to happen because there are too many clubs in the EFL who are spending beyond their means and are breaching FFP regulations.
We need more clubs ran as well as Leeds but it is a shame that those who spend money they don’t have make it hard for everyone else.
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