Paul Merson reveals why Chelsea won’t have to pay up to £100m for Sancho

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Jadon Sancho has been one of the most talked about young players in recent times, and has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.

The 20-year-old winger is valued over £100m and Borussia Dortmund are willing to sell him for nothing less than that fee.

Meanwhile, football pundit Paul Merson has now revealed that no club will be willing to spend that amount of money again when football resumes, saying that Covid-19 will change the dynamics of football.

“Football needs to get real because the days of £100m transfers and £350,000-a-week wages are over,” Merson wrote for the Daily Star.

“Clubs can’t take the chance of paying out huge sums of money like that anymore in case anything like coronavirus ever happens again.

“It’s not his fault he’s sitting at home with nothing to do but Arsenal are currently paying Mesut Ozil £350,000-a-week to do nothing.

“The people who own football clubs, they’re bright, intelligent people. They are weighing this up now. Who wants to be paying out that kind of money?

“And Borussia Dortmund can forget about Chelsea or Manchester United paying £100m for Jadon Sancho. ‘Those days are gone.”

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