The Mirror reports that Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are among some top clubs that could reduce their spending because of the coronavirus.
Top officials at some of the major English clubs believes that there could be a backlash from the public at spending what some may see as obscene amounts of money on new players when the next transfer window opens. This perception could hurt United’s pursuit of £120 million-rated Jadon Sancho. The winger plays for Borussia Dortmund, and is an international for England.
The virus has caused widespread devastation to economies around the world, and working-class football fans are obviously facing serious financial problems caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Many people believe that football will be under intense scrutiny when the sport returns.
There have been conversations in some football circles as to how it will be perceived if clubs emerged from the pandemic and immediately started paying huge transfer fees for new players.
A club administrator told Mirror Sport: “It won’t be a good look if after all that’s happening clubs immediately start paying huge transfer fees for new players.”
“I would imagine that conversation is already being had at many clubs who were planning on substantial investments in the market during the window.”
“Paying over £100 million for a player when the world emerges from the Covid-19 crisis would seem to be inviting trouble.”
“What the transfer window will look like when it does operate again is anyone’s guess but you can be certain clubs will be treading cautiously.”
“We could even see this being the moment that the transfer market is recalibrated with many in football believing it’s lost all sense of reality in the last few years.”
“Players salaries in the future may also come under review by some clubs as football counts the cost of an unprecedented shutdown of the sport.”
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