Agents are expecting an incredibly quiet January transfer window. Premier League clubs spent a staggering £230m in last year’s winter market which was the second highest ever total. But do not expect even the big clubs to go anywhere near that this time amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The top flight clubs still harbour concerns about when fans will return to normal figures, TV revenues and also the knock-on effects commercially which could massively impact upon them financially. One leading agent insisted that normally clubs are lining up deals for January by now – and yet there has been very little interest in doing deals. Liverpool have an obvious pressing concern after losing Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk to long term injuries and yet they are not expected to make major waves in the market even for a central defender. Manchester United also tried to do more last summer after missing out on Jason Sancho but are unlikely to revisit that until at least next summer’s window. It has left clubs urging caution and January may be about loan moves and bargains and whether Paris Saint Germain come back for a loan for Tottenham’s Dele Alli may… Read full this story
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