Latest news has it that the Premier League are getting ready to make an announcement that the rest of the football season will be voided because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pierpaolo Marino, a director of an Italian club Udinese that’s owned by Watford.
The Pozzo family are the owners of both Watford and Udinese and thus have links to the key decision makers.
Marino is of the belief that the Premier League will void the remaining fixtures and predicts an important announcement will soon be made to that effect and told Sportitalia:
“The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA.
“In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious.
“I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus.
“It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we need to get out of this danger zone. I am worried for the next seasons, not the old one.”
The Belgian league ended their campaign early with league-leaders Club Brugge declared as champions.
Should the news hold water that the Premier League will be taking a similar route then Liverpool will be handed their first League title in 30 years with their resounding 25-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.
However, UEFA has warned that the repercussions of any early conclusion could affect qualification into next year’s Champions League and Europa League with the boss Aleksander Ceferin having recently dismissed claims that the season would have an early termination.
He said: “I’ve saw and heard some again fake news that Uefa will advise leagues to finish the championships now and decide that the winners are the ones who are number one now.
“I can say that it’s not true.
“Our goal is to finish the leagues and we didn’t recommend anything like that to any association or league.”
The Premier League will consult every club before a final decision is made.
The latest news buzz aside, talks are apparently ongoing with the government to have the remaining nine matches played behind closed doors with the suggestion that players could return to training in May with games hopefully commencing in June.