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Players Should Not be Paid If They Refuse to Train Says Official

A Premier League club official has said players should not be paid if they refuse to train due to coronavirus.

A club official told Sky Sports, its also uncertain contractually where the situation stands at the moment.

On whether salaries could be docked if players stayed at home.

Comparisons Made

The club representative went on to make comparisons between a Premier League player, and people in the street.

If you asked someone if they could earn £60,000 per week for playing football, they would say yes, the official argued.

Club Owner Hopes Group Training Begins

A club owner has also told Sky Sports that he would expect all players to return to training this week.

The plan is then to upgrade to full training next week.

Premier League clubs will vote today over whether to resume group training.

“All our players were tested this weekend with a view to training on Tuesday after we get the results late on Monday.” He added.

Player Concern

Many high profile players including Sergio Aguero and Danny Rose have expressed concerns over playing again..

Some players may also have issues with existing conditions.

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, who retired last season,  has said he would be wary over returning to action.

The ex Scotland captain was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2011.

This would have placed the 36-year-old is a high risk position in the current pandemic situation.

Fletcher added that it is impossible to guarantee that a player’s health would not be effected by coronavirus.











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