Kalvin Phillips’ agent Kevin Sharp has said that he is “praying and hoping” the 19/20 season gets finished and can see “lawsuits flying” if it doesn’t.
His idea is to void domestic cup competitions and free up time for the league games to be played.
The 24 teams in the EFL have committed to finishing the 19/20 campaign but talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has said that there is now a “growing clamour” from EFL clubs to have it abandoned because of financial troubles.
Talking on the BBC, Sharp said, “If the season is concluded, and I’m praying and hoping that happens because there has been such a lot of good work put in by a lot of teams, promotion as well as fighting relegation.
“It’s been a fantastic season all round. And you want the season finished, of course you do.
“You don’t be in the scenario of lawsuits flying here there and everywhere if the season is void, we don’t want that, we want the season to be concluded.
“If I was part of the committee I’d want the season concluded whenever that might be and maybe void some cup competitions, which frees up space to play two games a week.
“Even if worst-case scenario the next season has to be finished in the summer, some teams do that anyway. This season has to be concluded, that’s paramount for me. Then all bonuses, all club bonuses and personal bonuses will stand.”
Sharp represents Robbie Gotts and Kalvin Phillips at Leeds and both players have long-term contracts so won’t be under any pressure at the end of the season.
Abandoning domestic cup competitions is a way better solution than abandoning leagues, but there is a growing problem in the EFL.
The Leeds players agreed to a salary cap of £6,000 until the season re-starts, with wages being deferred.
That will help Leeds through the next few months but it’s likely that lower league clubs are in a much more precarious position.
Leeds are desperate for the season to be played out so they can secure promotion.
Other clubs might be desperate for it to be abandoned so they can survive.
These are the issues the game is going to have to come up with answers to.
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