A senior official at a Premier League club claims that if players refuse to return to the training, they will not receive their wages.
At their shareholders’ meeting Monday, the 20 clubs are set to agree that players can begin training in small groups under strictly controlled conditions.
“So if players are concerned and don’t want to practice, then teams shouldn’t pay their salaries”, one club official told.
He reasoned, “If you ask people on the street to train and play football against people being tested twice a week, if you were going to do it for £60,000 a week, they would all say yes. It makes me very cross.”
“I don’t really think they should get paid.” said the club official. “We are not actually exactly what the case is under their contracts.”