Latest transfer claim by CIES benefits Liverpool summer plans
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Latest transfer claim by CIES benefits Liverpool summer plans

This summer we are expecting sparks to fly at Anfield as Michael Edwards seeks to add variety and depth to the ranks at Liverpool. Timo Werner appears to be a next to done deal and various other targets have been touted. The Reds could be in with a boost to their plans as CIES has predicted that transfer fees will drop on average by 28% over the summer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp Signs A Contract Extension and chats with Sporting Director Michael Edwards and Mike Gordon FSG President and Liverpool F.C owner at Melwood Training Ground on December 13, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The global health crisis has had an immeasurable impact on football.

We have all been forced indoors by the plague and footballers are no exception. The Premier League is just one of innumerable competitions around the world to be postponed until further notice.

The long term ramifications of the pausing of the sport remain to be seen. Until we know which competitions will be resumed and which will be cancelled there is no telling what the future holds.

The football observatory have had a crack at predicting a possible consequence of the crisis: CIES have claimed that transfer values will drop by 28% as a result.

This figure has been arrived at by factoring in players ageing during the period, contracts running down and a number of other elements that make up a player’s value.

Liverpool would certainly benefit from such a drop in fees. With Michael Edwards unlikely to be making any major sales, just fringe players and deadwood, we won’t be missing out on a tremendous amount of income.

Most of our key business will be incoming, meaning we could land our top targets for a reduced price.

Fingers crossed CIES have got this one right, they’re a well respected organisation so we’ll be placing a lot of eggs in this basket.

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