The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on almost every possible aspect of life. The most undeniable fact, though, is that the transfer market has, and will not be the same for a long time now.
Speaking on the situation in the Here We Go podcast Fabrizio Romano and Francesco Porzio said that the number of ,”free” transfers is going to increase in the upcoming transfer window and potentially next summer as well.
A lack of fans in the stadium and reduced income from media and has only made things even more difficult to sustain for clubs all across the world.
Clubs will now have a tendency to look at free transfers ahead of spending any money on new players. However, that might not stop long term plans for clubs of the stature of Real Madrid. Los Blancos have had plans of investing a record fee in the Frenchman to bring him to the club.
While it hasn’t stopped clubs across Europe to stop spending completely, it has drastically reduced the number of permanent transfers that were made for a fee this past transfer window.