Crusaders midfielder Philip Lowry has warned of contract 'horror stories' as the Irish League considers how to end the 2019/20 campaign.
While Lowry is safe with another year on his contract to run at Seaview, he says other players whose deals are coming to a close need clarity.
Coleraine goalkeeper Chris Johns has already agreed a move to Linfield but has assured current boss Oran Kearney he will remain a Bannsider until the season officially ends.
"I don't think we're far away from horror stories around the league," said Lowry.
"If a player is out of contract now and we're going to resume the current season in late August or September, are clubs really going to maintain a player who has signed a pre-contract with another club and pay his wage when we come off furlough? I can't see it.
"If I was a businessman at one of those clubs, I would be scratching my head saying why would I do that?
"Likewise if I was that player's new club, are they going to stand over it and pay a player's wages who isn't going to be able to play for them until we finish those seven games, whenever that may be. Only when we get 100% clarity on how the season will be finished can players think about what they might do with their futures."
Meanwhile, Linfield have confirmed that Josh Robinson, Chris Casement, Ryan Strain and Daniel Reynolds will leave the club at the end of the season.