We had been building towards a mouthwatering summer transfer window, but suddenly the whole landscape has changed.
The impact of the coronavirus has shut down all major football across the globe and cast doubt on campaigns even being completed across Europe. As a result, all the big transfer rumours we have been reading about are now in doubt.
Will Jadon Sancho return to the Premier League? Are Bayern Munich still going to pursue Leroy Sane? What happens with Real Madrid’s dream to land Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar perhaps moving back to Barcelona?
We have no idea when the 2019/20 season will end, and, as a result, the transfer window is going to be majorly impacted. At best, sources believe July 1 is a realistic cut-off point—for the Premier League fixtures, anyway.
It means the start of the transfer window, due to open June 10, will almost certainly be delayed. And on top of that, figures who work within the game believe deals that cost substantial sums could be off the table completely.
“Coronavirus has brought a halt to football and, consequently, brought an end to almost all negotiations regarding summer deals,” one source told B/R. “All of a sudden, every club is unsure what the value of any player will be—and whether they can even afford to pay their current squad.” Continue reading