The coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak has led to a complete shutdown in the sport of football, with all the major leagues currently suspended and clubs asking their players to self-isolate and train in the privacy of their houses.
Majority of the clubs will face financial losses due to the current outbreak, with some of them implementing wage cuts of players and stuff. However, a number of the top Premier League clubs are currently at an impasse with their players when it comes to such cuts as there are fears that no deal can be reached between the two at the meeting on Friday.
As per Dailymail, officials from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City are yet to reach agreements over potential pay cuts and it presents a headache for the shareholders considering that the four clubs in question are some of the biggest in the world and are relatively in a strong financial position as compared to the others.
With the squad of Barcelona taking pay cuts of a staggering 70 percent in order to help the club, the players from English clubs will be facing pressure in order to support the non-playing staff, with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham even going back on their decision to use the furlough scheme following criticisim from the public and former players.