On Tuesday, it was announced by UEFA that the 2020 Euros would be pushed back to 2021, and there was hope that the current season could be finished by the end of June.
That last deadline is important, as it would help avoid contractual issues around Europe, with many players’ deals expiring by June 30th.
Another issue to deal with should the current leagues spill into July would be what to do with loans, exactly like the one Islam Slimani is currently on at AS Monaco from Leicester City.
Sent to the principality by Brendan Rodgers and co. in order to get some more game time, the Algeria international has impressed since his arrival, but there are now a few questions surrounding his future.
Monaco could, of course, buy him out and make him their player permanently, but they haven’t done so yet, meaning he is currently expected to return to Leicester at the end of the temporary deal.
Le Buteur in Algeria explain that, as things stand, Slimani is ‘unsure what his future holds’ and doesn’t know if he will be going back to the King Power Stadium at the end of the season.
Monaco have decided to postpone training until things calm down with the Covid-19 outbreak, and Ligue 1 has been suspended for the foreseeable future.
Not exactly the stablest of situations for the 31-year-old.