EFL to receive 250 million pounds bailout package from Premier League

Premier League has offered 50 million pounds in the form of a grant and a 200 million pounds loan facility for lower league clubs of English football.

The Premier League's earlier grant of 50 million pounds has been rejected by the lower leagues.   -  Getty Images

The Premier League has reached an agreement with the English Football League (EFL) to provide a 250 million pounds bailout package for lower division clubs struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier League clubs gave their final approval to the agreement at a shareholders' meeting on Thursday.

“A fund of 50 million pounds in the form of a grant and monitored grant payments has been agreed for League One and Two clubs,” the Premier League said in a statement.

“The Premier League will provide a further financial commitment to assist the EFL in securing a 200 million pounds loan facility that Championship clubs will be able to utilise interest free.”

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