All Premier League clubs agree on a framework to extend contracts which will be agreements between a specific club and the player.
One of the biggest questions, when it came to restarting the league, was what happens to players whose deals were winding down or were out on loan?
In the end, answers came out on what will actually happen to these players. The situation appears not to be a major stumbling block anymore.
The Premier League officially agreed on an extension protocol after discussions with all of the clubs earlier this week. The agreement will allow a mutually-agreed extensions beyond individual end of contract date.
“Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to enter into short term contract extensions with players whose deals are due to expire on June 30th this year”. A statement on contract extensions from the league read.
“This decision will apply to both expiring player contracts and expiring loans. Though, in case where a player with an expiring contract is unhappy with his situation, it is not impossible that the player could choose not to extend until the end of the season.”
“What we decided today is to ensure as far as possible that clubs complete the season with the same squad they started with”. Said CEO Richard Masters.
“Players can extend their contracts until the end of the season. But it must be agreed by both parties.”
There are estimated to be 57 players out of contract on June 30. Chelsea winger Willian is among those to have publicly declared he will complete the season but teammates Pedro and Olivier Giroud are also in the same situation with their futures unclear.
Meanwhile, all Premier League sides are keen for football to resume in England.