The Premier League has reaffirmed that a rescue package for English Football League (EFL) clubs is still available.
The top flight league released a statement confirming that the offer to help the Championship, League One and League Two is still ‘on the table’.
A number of EFL clubs have struggled financially after being hit by the COVID-19 crisis with spectators still prohibited from entering stadiums in 2020/21, and the package would ensure no club folds as a result of the upheaval.
In October, the EFL rejected an inadequate £50 million package on the grounds that the sum was not enough to suffice .
“The rescue package is on top of solidarity payments totalling £110million already advanced to the EFL this season, alongside additional financial support for youth development and community programmes,” the statement read.
The Premier League’s pay-per-view (PPV) setup is also due to be scrapped, the PA news agency has reported.
The controversial model has been criticised by football supporters and top tier chairmen due to the pricing of the plan. However, a second national lockdown from 5 November to 2 November has prompted the league and broadcasters to re-think. It said an alternative ‘broadcast solution’ will be put forward in due course.