Three politicians have voiced their support for the return of the Bundesliga which could see football return in Germany on May 9, according to Bild.
Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, suggests that if the risk of infection is lower, then there would be a possibility that games could go ahead behind closed doors.
“With the overall concept, ghost games are certainly possible again. The decisive factor is that the risk of infection is minimised. That would be a piece of normality for millions of football fans from May 9th, even if in an empty stadium,” said Spahn.
As well as Spahn, Minister President of Bavaria, Markus Söder and Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet, both support the return of the Bundesliga.
The DFL will meet on Thursday to discuss the next steps but despite the encouraging signs, it would be a tight turn around if the Bundesliga was to return on May 9, despite teams returning to training with safety precautions in place.
If not May 9, then it seems highly likely that Bundesliga football will return at some point in May.