On Monday, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) announced that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons will conclude by June 30, or possibly July 15 as a backup.

Completing the season by June 30 is key because that’s the date many player contracts expire. If the date is pushed back to July 15, it will be interesting to see what happens to those players and how it affects the transfer market.

The meeting of the LFP Board of Directors also discussed the impending financial crisis that will affect clubs due to the lack of revenue during the football shutdown. Making sure clubs can survive without the money they expected to receive at the start of the season will be a priority for the LFP.

Finally, with so many players going stir-crazy at home and kicking rolls of toilet paper, the LFP “will also support all government initiatives that will allow high-performance athletes to be able to train again as soon as possible. Continue reading

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