This current coronavirus situation throughout the world has impacted on everybody and everything.
We all now understand it and we all fear for what might lie ahead. However, football is our hobby and plays a great deal in our lives, which is why we have to look and discuss what this current world wide meltdown will have on future footballing seasons.
With money splashed around like water on transfers, players wages, sponsorships etc by mainly the top two divisions of our English leagues, it is hardly surprising that the future face of football is going to be vastly different.
Unless the Premier League Clubs have continued wealth poured into them – especially the top four -then it could signal the end of the last decade of mind boggling spending. This brings us to a situation closer to home with Jude Bellingham.
Over the last few months, this player has had transfer values suggested at between £15m-£40m which for a sixteen-year-old is huge.
What happens now is very unclear as, without doubt, this global bombshell will change the face of future football. Can anyone really see a continuation of what has been and can football followers really feel comfortable with players earning the sort of top level money when the economy is stretched to the limit.
My feeling is that should we get back to normal service, our top two divisions will have to act in a more sensitive manner knowing the general state of play. Sky will have a great deal of future influence no doubt especially with the Premiership. Should they ever decide to pull the plug then football really would be at a sensible and acceptable level.
Returning to Jude Bellingham’s situation and whether this enforced break will have a reduction in his transfer value is unknown. He with many other young talents throughout world football may well have to wait another season or two before transfer fees escalate and for BCFC this may be just acceptable.