John Percy: Leading Championship clubs plot radical plan as panic over Coronavirus sets in
Championship clubs including Leeds United are considering a radical plan to cap players wages, according to the Telegraph.
John Percy has reported that with the Coronavirus panic setting in, clubs in the second tier are expected to cap weekly wages at £6,000.
It was revealed that a conference call was held on Friday between a number of clubs to discuss the potential change until the resumption of the footballing calendar.
It is suggested that a number of players in the league are on wages over £35,000-a-week and will be asked to slash their wages to protect the clubs they play for.
Players at established clubs are expected to take a staggering reduction in their wages as the panic over the Coronavirus well and truly sets in.
It is understood that there are still serious doubts whether or not the season will restart in June, so players could be on these reduced wages for months.
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Andrea Radrizzani has previously come out and admitted that wages in the Championship are unsustainable, so with no current income from matchdays and similar, they will have become even worst financially.
Alongside that, the Mail has reported that a number of clubs are facing the possibility of going bust during this suspension – Leeds have been named as a club struggling, so this wage cap would certainly help ease some of those fears.
With a number of clubs clearly struggling, this radical plan could be the best move to keep certain clubs afloat financially in the next couple of months.
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