Premier League clubs looking to raise payments to lower league side after Bury's expulsion

Bury have been expelled from the Football League

English football endured one of its darkest days in recent memory on Tuesday.

For the first time since 1992, a team was expelled from the Football League in the form of Bury, a team with 134 years of history.

The League One side were unable to find a new owner before the EFL's deadline, meaning England's third-tier will now comprise of just 23 teams in 2019/20.

A small silver lining is that Bolton - who were in a similar situation to Bury - look to have finally found a buyer to avoid being expelled.

And it seems that the plight of both Bury and Bolton has prompted the English elite into action.

According to the Daily Mail, top Premier League clubs - including Manchester United - are now considering upping their solidarity payments to lower league sides in the wake of Bury's expulsion.

At this moment in time, teams in England's top-flight pay Championship sides £4.5m, League One £675k and League Two £460k, per season.

This year was the first time the value of those solidarity payments had ever decreased, prompting senior officials to consider reversing the process.

Many believe there is enough money available in the Premier League to ensure the safety of those in the divisions below.

Bury couldn't find new owners in time

Given that United are able to subside most of Alexis Sanchez's ridiculous £400,000-per-week wages during his one-year loan at Inter Milan, they are absolutely spot on.

The reason behind the cuts in solidarity payments was that the Premier League's TV rights declined in value by 2%.

Chairmen within the Football League have already made their feelings known that the decrease is impacting their clubs.

After Bury's expulsion, it's evident the money coming down from the Premier League just isn't enough.

United are one of the teams that want to help

We can only hope the situation changes for the better in the coming weeks.

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