LONDON: The English Football League (EFL), which operates the three divisions below the Premier League, has rejected a "conditional" £50 million (€55.3m/$64.7m) offer put forward Wednesday by the Premier League in respect to the financial support required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
EFL clubs, which met Thursday by division to discuss the conditional offer, asserted that the "need for continued unity across the membership base was fundamental to discussions across all three divisions, and therefore there was a strong consensus that any rescue package must meet the requirements of all 72 clubs before it can be considered in full".
The EFL further stated: "The League has been very clear in its discussions of the financial requirements needed to address lost gate receipts in 2019/20 and 2020/21, and while EFL Clubs are appreciative that a formal proposal has now been put forward, the conditional offer of £50 million falls some way short of this.
"The EFL is keen to continue discussions with the Premier League to reach an agreeable solution that will address the short-term financial needs of all of our clubs and allow us the ability to consider the longer-term economic issues in parallel that specifically look to achieve a more sustainable EFL for the future.
"There will be no further comment at this time."