Gutted this transfer is reportedly dead, but at the end of the day I understand
The bottom line is you can't spend money you don't know you'll have or not. ATM all reports suggest big revenue loss for the club which is not the position you want to be in when you open your wallet and spend 60+M on a player.
Some people will be frustrated with this and its understandable, but we have a pretty good squad as is with players like Jones and others like Minamino, Ox, Keita who as cliche as it may sound, will be like new signings if they can stay fit and perform.
It is also not to say that we will have a 0 moves summer. What will be interesting (important) is to know if the other teams around us are in the same situation we are in. Hopefully, everybody is in the same boat and United and City don't go on out about their business as usual.
I just saw a video (I'll link it) explaining how Chelsea's situation is a bit particular considering they have spent the last two seasons spending almost nothing as well as selling Hazard and Morata and offloading a couple of big wage earners like (Willian), which basically makes this move and the Ziyech one possible. https://www.thisisanfield.com/2020/06/liverpool-facing-between-70m-and-200m-loss-due-to-coronavirus/
EDIT: one point I'd also like to add is that the deeper we get into the transfer window the more you'll see clubs needing to sell in order to not literally collapse. Even with our reduced spending capabilities, this could be a good occasion to get in a few transfers, who knows.
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