The Premier League is coming under increasing pressure from its stakeholder clubs to make a decision on the 2019-20 season – with June 30 emerging as the D-day date for completion.
A group of clubs – including some very much in European contention next season – are growing increasingly worried about contracts that are tied to the official season’s end. They fear a delayed campaign that overruns into July could leave them in a minefield of legal struggles with players and commercial partners.
The next meeting of Premier League stakeholders is scheduled for Friday, April 17, and the clubs want the issues around this season’s deadline to be top of the agenda. All clubs are aware of the discussion, even if they are not all in favour of a set date for curtailment.