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EFL Statement: Thursday's Meetings With EFL Clubs

The EFL has released a statement following the latest round of meetings between representatives of member clubs.
The meeting comes after a majority of Premier League clubs rejected the much-touted 'Project Big Picture' on Wednesday afternoon and as clubs from up and down the football pyramid continue to battle against the financial crisis caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Released via the EFL's official website, the statement reads; EFL Clubs have today met by division to discuss the conditional offer put forward yesterday by the Premier League in respect to the financial support required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The need for continued unity across the membership base was fundamental to discussions across all three divisions, and therefore there was a strong consensus that any rescue package must meet the requirements of all 72 Clubs before it can be considered in full.

The League has been very clear in its discussions of the financial requirements needed to address lost gate receipts in 2019/20 and 2020/21, and while EFL Clubs are appreciative that a formal proposal has now been put forward, the conditional offer of £50million falls some way short of this.

The EFL is keen to continue discussions with the Premier League to reach an agreeable solution that will address the short-term financial needs of all of our Clubs and allow us the ability to consider the longer-term economic issues in parallel that specifically look to achieve a more sustainable EFL for the future.

There will be no further comment at this time.

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