Uncertainty abounds in football

Soccer

PSG star Neymar celebrates scoring his second goal against Olympique Lyonnais on March 4 in Lyon, France. Photo:. VCG

With football having units stopped because of the pandemic coronavirus, the usual rumor mill transfer fell silent and no worries much when Neymar or Paul Pogba could play next season

no one even knows when the next season could be, and the financial impact on the football clubs, and thus the transfer market, is likely to be important.

A study by KPMG last week estimated that the cancellation of the remainder of this season would cost clubs around the top five leagues to 4 billion euros (4.33 billion dollars)revenue losses.

Europe ripple effect could be huge, dripping down to the small clubs worldwide.

After all, look at a club like Monaco, who have earned huge sums in recent years to sell players like Kylian Mbappe, who went to Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 for 180 million euros . They then invested that money in new recruits, help spread the wealth.

“Given the international situation, the clubs will be less willing to pay the kind of money we are seeking,” admitted to the vice president of Monaco, Oleg Petrov.

However, beyond worrying about who Mbappe, or Neymar could sign Pogba, there is a more pressing concern.

l’UEFA’s commitment at the end of the European season prior to June 30 was probably in part because it is common for contracts to run until that date.

players like David Silva Willian Chelsea to Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani, it will be free to leave on July 1, even if the season has not been completed.

FIFA has set up a working group that could change the rules on transfers and make changes “protection contracts for players and clubs. “

However, the clubs are already forced to take drastic measures to avoid a financial disaster.

Some French sides including Lyon, put their players on short workinge time as a way to save money. Swiss outfit Sion canceled the contracts of nine players who refused to go on temporary unemployment.

In Scotland, it is not uncommon for player contracts expire immediately after the last game of the season scheduled in May. In all cases, troubled hearts have asked the players and staff to accept 50coupes percent of salary.

Meanwhile, the young players who are out of contract are a problem, said David Venditelli, a French officer whose company represents Score Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal among others.

“The things waiting for those players who are in a precarious situation. It is they who are most at risk,” he said.