It`s difficult not to notice that the coronavirus outbreak has made a significant impact on sports, and on soccer in particular. The transfers now outlive a new era of rebuilt budgets and extremely low fees. Clubs of all sizes struggle severe shortages, they go bankrupt, and the multimillion transfer deals of high-rank players are collapsing one by one, and are still desperately attempting to survive.
The situation where fees were dropped can be perfectly illustrated by the situation with Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele. He became a part of the team in 2017 and the fee was equal to €138 million. Barcelona tried to sell him during the summer window but didn`t manage to do it. Arsenal had declined the recent offer of Barcelona to sell Ousmane for €52 million.
Transfer of this robust Frenchman to Real Madrid was promised to be one of the greatest during the summer window. For now, the PSF superstar stays where he is. Ex-PSG player Jérôme Rothen has commented on the cancellation of Mbappe’s transfer to Real. He said, that the deal was almost done but due to the pandemic it`ll be postponed till further notice. The deal isn`t yet signed and the fluctuation of €180 million primary fees is just a matter of time.
Negotiations regarding this prodigy midfielder were going on between Barcelona and Juventus till the very end of May 2020. Fati was meant to be a part of a swap for Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic but the two clubs didn`t come to an agreement, thus Fati is going to stay in Barcelona for the upcoming season. The deal regarding Juve midfielder Miralem Pjanic will be closed through the swap for the three other players Vidal, Junior, and Semedo.
Another curious case happened to Galatasaray forward Radamel Falcao. He has an incredible record of 495 played games and 283 scored goals. No wonder that during the 2020 transfer window he got an inquiry from the ex-player and the current Inter Miami owner David Beckham. Even though they were negotiating for a long period of time, Falcao eventually declined the offer and stated that he wants to succeed in his current club Galatasaray. The fee Beckham has set is unknown, and who knows how Falcao will respond as the transfer market recovers.
The transfer market in soccer suffers a shortage and the clubs are doing their best to save their money and stay afloat. Most of the clubs today prefer swaps and the transfer fees are dramatically declining, but despite all this, lots of promising transfers were canceled or postponed. We all can hope that the situation gets better by the end of the next transfer window but there`s never a certainty that it can`t get worse though managers are going to benefit from it anyway.
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