KPMG expects Europe's top five leagues to lose up to a combined €4 billion by ending the season now

17 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images The Premier League, being the biggest league financially, stands to lose the most with losses of up to €1.25 billion.

The financial impact would hit the Premier League the hardest, with losses of up to €1.25 billion, according to the audit, tax and advisory service.

Loss of broadcasting income accounts for more than half the figure.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Europe's top five football leagues could lose up to a combined €4 billion by ending the season now, according to the audit, tax and advisory service KPMG - estimating for the first time the financial consequences of declaring the football year null and void. 

Football in Europe has largely been postponed until at least 3rd April, but many countries don't expect the virus to peak before early to mid-summer, causing some to speculate that it is impossible to advance and complete the current season without major interruptions to future tournaments. 

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