Prem to allow temporary deals if season extends beyond current expiry dates

first_img3PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will be allowed to sign players on temporary contracts if the season continues beyond the end of their current deals, according to reports.Hundreds of players including stars at Chelsea and Tottenham have contracts that expire this summer.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations3 Willian’s contract is up on June 30 while Jan Vertonghen’s deal expires the day after on July 1The Premier League is currently suspended until April 4 with the EFL on hold until April 3.However, there are fears both will have to extend their delays further as football attempts to combat the spread of coronavirus.Euro 2020 was postponed by a year on Tuesday to allow domestic seasons to be completed over the summer if possible.But this may lead to a contractual nightmare with many players further down the pyramid fearing for their livelihoods.In a bid to combat such a situation, football authorities like the FA, Premier League, EFL and PFA are expected to be flexible and allow temporary deals in order to complete the season, according to the Telegraph.3It quotes one Football League official who said: “It’s pretty easy for all the football authorities to get together and agree that clubs can give players temporary contracts to take them to the end of any extended season, should that happen.”The transfer windows and things can also be altered accordingly.“But it will be a scary time for many players towards the bottom end who have mortgages to pay and will have decisions about their livelihood and futures delayed until clubs get clarity over when football might be played again and the real financial impact.”While this approach may offer security to those at the top of the football pyramid, clubs further down the ladder are unlikely to offer any new deals while their financial future remains so unstable.At Chelsea, Willian, Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero all have contracts that expire on June 30.Manchester United have acted swiftly to extend Nemanja Matic’s deal beyond the end of this season.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himBut July 1 will see Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen and Newcastle’s Andy Carroll out of contract.That date also sees Watford trio Ben Foster, Herurelho Gomes and Adrian Mariappa become free agents.As well as Ryan Fraser and Simon Francis at Bournemouth, Southampton striker Shane Long and Burnley players Ashley Westwood, Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon.Man Utd see £1bn wiped off value as stock market crashes amid coronavirus outbreaklast_img