‘There’s no way that’s going to be happening’: Paul Merson insists £100m fee for Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has been ‘blown out of the water’ by coronavirus crisis
- Jadon Sancho has been consistently linked with a move to Manchester United
- But Paul Merson is not convinced they will spend over £100m on the England ace
- He believes big transfer fees will become a thing of the past after coronavirus
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Paul Merson is not convinced that Manchester United will be spending over £100million on Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
The former Arsenal midfielder believes that big transfer fees will become a thing of the past due to the coronavirus crisis.
He claims there is no way Dortmund can demand such a big fee anymore, and questions whether clubs will be able to afford such mega spending.
Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Frankfurt in February
Borussia Dortmund star Sancho has been consistently linked with move to Manchester United
He wrote in the Daily Star: ‘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.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes big transfer fees will become a thing of past
‘The landscape has changed not just for everyone on the planet but for football as well.
‘Really big-money moves may be off the table for quite some time.’
The Premier League has been suspended indefinitely since the middle of March with no date yet set for its comeback and it is expected to have huge ramifications on the transfer window.
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