Premier League stars could hold the key to restarting the football season, and may end up vetoing the whole thing, reports the Mirror.
Mirror Sport states that player welfare was a significant subject of debate at the Premier League conference last Friday and there is an increasing feeling that it will become the main problem.
Football clubs are unlikely to be compensated and player contracts contain no provisions about a mass pandemic that stands to compromise them. So, the main risk is a family member getting infected.
Over the next 48 hours, teams will speak to their players to assess views about how they are willing to move on with the latest plans for restarting the initiative.
Medics aren’t persuaded teams, despite being mostly optimistic in media, are going to restart games and Sergio Aguero and Glenn Murray likes have already spoken out.
Also to be contacted is the Professional Footballers’ Association and League Managers’ Association and it is the result of such negotiations that will determine how the Premier League thinks they should move forward.