Now I know that this isn’t necessarily the main problem in such a global pandemic such as this one, but it will certainly have an effect on how things are run at St Andrew’s in the near future.
According to a report from German outfit Kicker, the Coronavirus is potentially putting a stop to Borussia Dortmund’s plans to sign Jude Bellingham, because without games being played, there is no money coming into the club through things like TV fees and gate receipts. Money that was going to be used by the Bundesliga club to take a run at signing Jude Bellingham.
This could open up the door for Manchester United to come and try to sign him, or if the same problems are affecting them with the Premier League on hiatus, then it could scupper the plans for Bellingham to leave the club altogether.
The fact of the matter is; the Blues need the money on this sale.
Whilst Bellingham is very much a fan favourite at St Andrew’s, with the club’s current financial situation the way it is, the club really can’t afford to hold onto him, because what he brings us on the pitch, isn’t worth nearly as much to what he can bring us off it in terms of reinvesting in other players and helping the club stay out of the red (as much as possible).
Do you care which club Jude goes to if he were to leave?
So hopefully football will find a way to get itself started once again, and hopefully a club like Dortmund will be able to find the funds to get this whole thing going again, because whilst I don’t want Bellingham to leave, it’s pretty much inevitable at this stage that he is going to.