Sheffield Wednesday contacted by PFA over outstanding wages issues – reports

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According to the BBC, the player wage issue at Sheffield Wednesday has still not been resolved, with the Professional Footballers' Association having reportedly written to the club now.

Reports surfaced earlier this month that Wednesday players weren’t being paid in full by the club and owner, Dejphon Chansiri, with SWFC no doubt struggling among other clubs in terms of their finances after months of dealing with a very limited budget.

Now, while the players seem to be getting on with things after helping the side off the bottom of the Championship table over the weekend with a 1-0 win over Coventry City, the matter is being escalated it would seem.

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According to a report from the BBC this evening, “The Professional Footballers' Association has written to Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri for clarity over when the club's players will receive their outstanding wages.

“November's salaries were capped at £7,000 by Chansiri because of the Thai's ongoing cashflow issues… Wednesday's players called the PFA last week to try to resolve the problem.

The report went on to say, “It is understood the players have been dealing with the situation in a professional manner, while there is also some sympathy at the position Wednesday find themselves in given they opted not to defer salaries at the height of the pandemic.

“However, like all Championship clubs, Wednesday are not yet in a position to access the interest-free loan that has been facilitated by the Premier League, and even when they do, it can only be used for outstanding PAYE debts.”

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The wage issues continues to drag on at Sheffield Wednesday. (Richard Sellers/PA Wire)The wage issues continues to drag on at Sheffield Wednesday. (Richard Sellers/PA Wire)
The wage issues continues to drag on at Sheffield Wednesday. (Richard Sellers/PA Wire)

The Owls’ manager commented on the matter prior to his maiden SWFC victory over Coventry, saying, “The chairman has put a lot of money into this football club, so it’s a difficult situation. Most clubs in the Championship and most clubs in the Football League are finding it very, very difficult at the moment with Covid. That’s the best I can do, really.

“I think the players have been speaking to the financial director. Through the financial director, their messages have gone through to the chairman. It must be resolved one way or another.”


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