Harare-Manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur José Mourinho has predicted that after the lockdown there will be fewer “crazy” transfers because coronavirus has affected clubs’ finances all over the world.
In January, Tottenham had signed Steven Bergwijn for £27m from PSV Eindhoven , while also bragging to take Tanguy Ndombele for £55m last summer, however, contrary to their history, Mourinho is now believing that Premier League, and leagues around the world, will really need a to change their strategies because of the financial woes induced by the coronavirus, The Guardian reports.
“It is normal you are going to have a different market, I don’t see the world – especially the football world – ready for some crazy numbers we used to have.
“The first questions after that is will be when will the transfer window be? I don’t think it will be in July or August anymore, it has to go further than that, “ he said.
Mourinho said he would want his club to be:“sensible, balanced, and not going to spend rivers of money.”
He said they are trying to respect the current situation, not just football, but the miserable situation in the world propelled by the coronavirus.
“...but it is the last thing we are thinking, we are not thinking about it. There are no talks about it. We think about safety and following every rule,” he said.
Mourinho is eager to pick up where he left off as soon as possible.
“We want to play, it’s hard to see other countries playing football and we don’t do it.
“When they say it’s the moment to start, we want to do it.
“Since the moment the Bundesliga started, since the Portuguese and Spanish leagues announced a date to restart, that is the most difficult moment for us,” he said.
He commended what the authorities and Premier League are doing to circumvent the coronavirus’ spread chain.