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​Brighton striker Murray feels for free agents

Brighton and Hove Albion star Glenn Murray is worried for footballers who are about to become free agents.

The COVID-19 crisis means that many players are unsure about when they can be released from their existing contracts to sign with new clubs.

Many seasons around Europe are delayed, although some are cancelled altogether like Ligue 1.

Murray said, per The Argus: "I really do feel for those guys. I was nearly one of those guys but we got something sorted at the end of January this year.

"I have had this conversation many times with my wife.

"That really could have been the end of my career. Looking around for a club at 37 would have been difficult so I feel for those guys.

"But the game will continue, it is just when. If we continue our games their contracts will be lengthened and then hopefully it will come back to a pattern.

"All teams need players and want better players and hopefully they can sort themselves out."

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