The ex-Gunner is adamant soccer will be changed appreciably through the Covid-19 crisis and the potential transfer of the England star will be affected.
Jadon Sancho will not be leaving Borussia Dortmund for an astronomical transfer fee in the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, in accordance to Paul Merson.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a £100 million ($125m) move to Manchester United – a deal that would make him the most expensive English player of all time.
However, with the current Covid-19 outbreak halting soccer worldwidee and putting significant financial stress on clubs, former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes big-money transfers will disappear from the game for a while.
“All the talk about Jadon Sancho commanding a £100m-plus transfer price has been blown out of the water if you ask me,” Merson stated in his weekly column for Daily Star.
“Borussia Dortmund are stated to be demanding in excess of that figure for one of Europe’s most up to date young talents, however they can forget about it.
“There’s no way that’s going to be happening. It’s long gone – over and out.
“Top clubs can’t be placing staff on furlough and then begin forking out that kind of cash the minute the transfer window opens.
“It’s not just the fee, however with players in that price bracket comes a pay packet of around £300,000 a week and that’s simply not going to be happening.
“The landscape has changed not simply for everyone on the planet however for soccer as well.
“Really big-money moves may additionally be off the desk for quite some time.
“With the financial state of affairs as it is, how would it seem to be for clubs struggling to pay their staff and then transfer deadline day arrives and it flashes up on the display screen that £900m or whatever has been splashed out on players? There would be uproar.”
Watford academy product Sancho has turn out to be one of football’s most up to date properties since leaving Manchester City without a single first-team appearance to his name in 2017, adapting to existence in Germany with Dortmund like a duck to water.
The winger has scored an remarkable 31 goals and created forty two assists throughout three seasons in the Bundesliga – whilst additionally earning a regular place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Chelsea and Liverpool have additionally been credited with an interest in signing Sancho, as have Bayern Munich and French champions Paris Saint-Germain.