The BIG financial change that could affect Preston North End, West Brom and Championship rivals

Championship clubs have proposed a new set of financial guidelines – and they could affect Preston North End in the coming years.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 11:10 am
Updated Friday, 28th February 2020, 11:12 am
The big financial change that could impact Preston North End

With Financial Fair Play coming under increasing scrutiny in the second tier, senior executives from all clubs met to discuss the EFL’s Profitability and Sustainability rules on Thursday.

And the Telegraph claim that a number of Championship sides have proposed a new salary cap of £20million per season, limiting how much clubs could spend on wages in a given campaign. They also suggested that a limit be placed on how many players could be registered to a club at any one time.

Currently, clubs are subject to rules governing how much they can lose in any given season – with Birmingham City among the clubs to have been investigated over their large losses in recent years.

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But some clubs are now suggest a unified salary cap to help encourage sustainability; a topic which has taken on greater relevance since the demise of Bury.

However, all 24 clubs failed to reach an agreement on the proposals put forward this week – with the Telegraph report suggesting that a number of sides were keen to see the salary limited placed at a higher amount.

A salary cap, however, looks a likely option as clubs explore new options. There are further talks planned between Championship sides for next month.