With all the talk focusing on Project Restart, many in the football world think the Premier League has turned its back on the EFL.
Many clubs are facing major financial concerns and the Championship looks set to play on without fans, a major source of revenue for clubs.
talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan went as far as calling it a “disgrace” on Wednesday.
However, Sun journalist Alan Nixon claims that the Premier League are “under orders” to make a major financial contribution to the EFL.
He said the delay is because they have to “get up and running first”.
It will get done. Premier under orders. But they have to get up and running first to avoid losing more money themselves. https://t.co/rcQX3A1tWz
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 28, 2020
As per an earlier claim by Nixon, that equates to a total of £200m, with each Championship club set to receive £6.6m.
This would make a massive impact for Leeds.
Andrea Radrizzani has said that Leeds will lose around £2.5m from the five remaining home games this season.
That could be more if the EFL has to pay a rebate to broadcasters, with the Premier League facing paying back £340m even if the season is completed.
It means that Leeds United will have an emergency pad to land on if the promotion bid comes off the rails.
If Leeds are promoted then the club would unlock the huge financial rewards that would come with a move into the top-flight.
And we will be fully behind any future financial plans to help save clubs in the EFL if Leeds are a Premier League side.
It’s the right thing to do – Huddersfield owner Phil Hodgkinson set out a stark warning when he said 50 or 60 EFL clubs could go under because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
That’s unthinkable for football in this country.
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