Paul Merson casts doubt over a proposed move for Jadon Sancho from Manchester United amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson has actually cast doubt over a proposed move for Borussia Dortmund‘s Jadon Sancho from Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side are reported to be at the head of the line for the extremely-rated 20- year-old, who has actually signed up 14 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga during the 2019-20 campaign.
Nevertheless, Merson thinks that financial ramifications amidst the coronavirus pandemic will see big-money transfers postponed for a long time.
Speaking With The Daily Star, Merson stated: “All the speak about Jadon Sancho commanding a ₤100 m-plus transfer charge has actually been blown out of the water if you ask me.
” Borussia Dortmund are stated to be requiring in excess of that figure for among Europe’s most popular young skills, however they can forget it.
” There’s no way that’s going to be occurring. It’s gone– over and out. Leading clubs can’t be putting personnel on furlough and after that start handing over that type of money the minute the transfer window opens.
” It’s not simply the charge, however with players because cost bracket comes a pay package of around ₤300,000 a week which’s simply not going to be occurring.
” The landscape has actually altered not simply for everybody on the world however for football. Truly big-money relocations might be off the table for rather a long time.
“With the financial situation as it is, how would it look for clubs struggling to pay their staff and then transfer deadline day arrives and it flashes up on the screen that £900m or whatever has been splashed out on players? There would be uproar.”
Dortmund are thought to be holding out for a ₤120 m charge for Sancho, who will see his present offer at the Westfalenstadion end in 2022.