Aguero says players have concerns over returning to action

Premier League players will be “nervous and extra careful” when they return to training, according to Man City striker Sergio Aguero.

The league’s 20 clubs will meet today by video-call to discuss their plans to resume the campaign by the 8th of June.

That would involve clubs returning to training by the 18th of May, with Aguero telling an Argentinean TV station that players will still be “scared” of infecting their families.

It’s also reported that clubs will invest in testing machines, which would be able to generate results in just two and a half hours.

The machines – which would cost 36 thousand pounds each – would enable clubs to regularly screen their players for symptoms.

Meanwhile

League of Ireland clubs are set to be given a further update on the practicalities of playing games behind closed doors this summer.

The financial impact will be discussed, while it’s believed players could opt out on safety grounds.

And Portugal’s government says the country’s top football league will be allowed to resume on the 30th of May.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the restart in his government’s plan to roll back lockdown measures.

The remaining 10 rounds of fixtures will all be played behind closed doors.


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