Sheffield Wednesday’s ongoing dispute over player wages is a point of discussion for both the PFA and EFL.
The Hillsborough club are looking to find their feet again following relegation into League One after a dismal end to the 2020/21 campaign saw them slip out of the Championship after a 3-3 draw with Derby County.
Worrying reports have been emerging since, with the Wednesday squad not paid in full or on time for three months now.
Sky Sports have now revealed that the PFA have been in contact with Wednesday over the unpaid wages, looking for clarity on the situation. There’s also going to be dialogue with the EFL over unpaid wages, with Dejphon Chansiri facing increased scrutiny.
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Chansiri is seemingly suffering a cashflow problem on the back of a lengthy loss of matchday revenue, combined with relegation into League One, which has sparked this unpaid wages situation.
The Thai businessman has been at the helm at Hillsborough since 2015 and has ambitiously chased Premier League football.
Carlos Carvalhal achieved back-to-back play-off appearances in 2016 and 2017, but Wednesday didn’t take the final step into the Premier League, which has proved costly in the years since.
Slowly Wednesday have regressed, to the point of relegation under Darren Moore last season.
It was only a matter of time before the PFA and EFL began stepping in when it came to the developing situation at Hillsborough.
The players are in the middle of an issue that’s out of their control and it isn’t fair that they aren’t being paid on time or what they are owed.
When you step back and look at the mess that’s unfolding at Sheffield Wednesday, it is really disappointing.
This summer needed to be about regrouping and focusing on getting back into the Championship, but the early part of the off-season hasn’t nearly been good enough.
When the PFA and EFL start getting involved, you know it’s not a good situation.
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