Man United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs who have banded together to fly nine South American talents home.
A NUMBER OF Premier League clubs have chipped in to rent a private jet to fly their South American stars back in time for this weekend’s match.
According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool, Manchester City, and United are “known to be involved in clubbing together for an airplane” worth “six figures.”
Brazil’s World Cup qualification match against Uruguay will begin at 1:30 a.m. UK time on Friday.
Nine players from England’s top tier are involved, and they will depart immediately following the match in Manaus.
Edinson Cavani and Fred of Manchester United, Ederson and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City, and Alisson and Fabinho of Liverpool will all be present.
Raphinha of Leeds United is also scheduled to return, according to the article.
Thiago Silva of Chelsea and Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa are also expected to return home.
The option of breaking the group into two flights is now being contemplated, depending on where their club is playing this weekend across the country.
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Tottenham’s South American trio of Argentinians Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, Colombian Davinson Sanchez, and Brazilian Emerson Royal are also flying by private plane ahead of Sunday’s match against Newcastle.
Passengers will be socially isolated and wearing masks on all flights.
All of the aforementioned clubs must now determine whether their guys are fit enough to compete this weekend, with some having less than 48 hours to rehabilitate and travel.
Between the start of Brazil’s qualifier and Liverpool’s Saturday noon match against Watford, the players have only 35 hours to prepare.
City, United, Leeds, and Aston Villa have all received a further two-and-a-half hours.
Chelsea has a 40-hour turnaround before hosting Brentford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.
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