A report in today’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport has summarised the main concerns that Serie A clubs against the idea of resuming the season have.
Serie A has been on hold for a number of weeks now due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic and it remains to be seen if the season will resume at all.
A number of clubs, such as Lazio, are reportedly very keen to resume playing and finishing the season one way or another but a number of clubs are against the idea of resuming the season and there is no shortage of reasons as to why they feel this way.
One reason is that teams are concerned that players will be running at an increased risk of sustaining injury as they will have to play so many games in quick succession in order to finish the season in time to not affect future seasons.
The issue of contracts, particularly those that will expire on June 30, is a real concern for many clubs. Many clubs will lose players they have on loan or will have players walk free.
Moreover, clubs would require more time for things like presenting their budgets and their licences for the following season. UEFA licences and Financial Fair Play will also need looked into and modified.
A number of clubs also have great uncertainty about the transfer window. FIFA have proposed the idea of a six month long window between June and January but it has not convinced many clubs.
Clubs are also concerned that given how late the season would finish, if it does, players would only have a short break before having to start the new season without getting to have a traditional pre-season period.
The report also states that clubs are against the idea of the season resuming as they will have to throw any new signings in at the deep end too.