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Championship Teams Divided As Some Call For Transfer Ban Over Wage Deferrals

Championship Teams Divided As Some Call For Transfer Ban Over Wage Deferrals

Championship sides are at loggerheads with each other over wage deferrals, according to reports in the English media.

A number of teams, including the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Bristol City, Cardiff City, Derby County, Leeds and Nottingham Forest, have all asked players to defer their salaries during the postponement of football fixtures.

However, not every club in the second tier have opted to do so, and the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End are said to want those clubs who have agreed to wage deferrals to be banned from making transfers when the window opens.

It is not known when the window will be reopened at this point in time, due to the uncertainty over when the season will be finished, but clubs such as the West Brom feel they will be at a disadvantage compared to others who have managed to reduce outgoings.

Considering there are no rules in place that say you cannot defer wages, it’s hard to see how the EFL would justify transfer bans for certain clubs retrospectively.