Angry Championship clubs want rivals given transfer bans for deferring wages – The Sun
ANGRY Championship clubs want cash-strapped rivals given transfer bans for deferring player wages.
A handful of outfits who have paid on time think it is wrong others benefit from reduced payrolls.
And it could drag big-name loan stars — such as Swansea’s Rhian Brewster — into the row.
West Brom, Preston, Stoke and Middlesbrough among others have stood by their players in full during the crisis.
But others are going down the deferral route and one unhappy supremo said: “It is just kicking the can down the road. These clubs should be in for a transfer embargo.
“Why should those who balance the books and pay their players in full be punished? We won’t sit back and watch these teams make signings.”
It could come to a head when clubs try to hold on to loan players and out-of-contract stars — with some feeling it is unfair to let clubs who defer wages use those funds on strengthening their squad.
Among those deferring are Swansea, paying players back over a YEAR from when crowds return.
That may now hit their chances of keeping Liverpool striker Brewster and Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher when their loans expire.
Wigan and Luton are also deferring pay with others looking into it.
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