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Bierhoff, Rummenigge argue the coronavirus will end soccer’s transfer fee boom

According to the director of the German football team, the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemy could cause major changes in professional football.

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The director of the German national team, Oliver Bierhoff, gave his opinion on how the world-wide crisis caused by coronavirus will affect professional soccer. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, he hinted at how things would change regarding transfers and salaries:

The prices will fall. Up until now, players wanted more. Everyone thought of ways they could earn more. Greed was always the highest principle. In the end, the system explodes.

The former German national stresses that “one will start over at the lowest level. People will be glad that they have a job at all, that will be a renewed fortune.”

And he added that “there will be less money, which will affect the broadcasters, the sponsors and the fans, who must spend their money for other people.”

The continuously increasing prices will stop: Rummenigge

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also expects the corona-crisis to take a toll on the transfer market:

Every crisis implies a chance, though. Since a long time ago, the transfer fees and salaries have ballooned to unhealthy amounts. The coronavirus and the following worldwide crisis will at least put a stop to this “more expensive, faster, more” tendency. Supply and demand will regulate and balance the transfer market.

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