New claim about Premier League as Newcastle United count costs of suspension

This season’s Premier League is set be cancelled, according to an Italian football official.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 12:00 pm

Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino has claimed in Italy that the Premier League, which is suspended indefinitely, is set to issue a statement cancelling this season. However, the Premier League’s position, up to now, is that every attempt will be made to fulfil this season’s fixtures when it is deemed safe.

“The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA,” said Marino, whose club is owned by the Pozzo family, who also own Watford.

“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.”

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Newcastle United face an estimated £40million liability if the league doesn’t resume.