Paul Merson does not believe the likes of Chelsea will be spending over £100million on Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.
We may be concentrating on getting back in training and trying to get back inside the top four for Champions League football next season, but there has already been alot of speculation in the media about players that Frank Lampard will try and sign in the summer to improve his squad.
And one of the players that is reportedly on the shopping list of the Englishman is that of Sancho, who has become one of the most talked about players in the game and has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League, with all the big guns linked with a swoop.
However, with the Coronavirus outbreak taking all the headlines, The Sky Sports pundit predicts big transfer fees will become a thing of the past due to the coronavirus pandemic and no big club will be willing to pay £100 million for Sancho in the summer.
Writing in his weekly column for the Daily Star, Merson said: “All the talk about Jadon Sancho commanding a £100m-plus transfer fee has been blown out of the water if you ask me.
“Borussia Dortmund are said to be demanding in excess of that figure for one of Europe’s hottest young talents, but they can forget it.
“There’s no way that’s going to be happening. It’s gone – over and out. Top clubs can’t be putting staff on furlough and then start forking out that kind of money the minute the transfer window opens.”
Look, the virus has changed alot in the game, but there is still money to spend and if we want to secure a deal for Sancho, then we are financially sound enough to pay this amount of money.
But there is still a doubt on whether the young man is actually worth it