Sunday May 10 2020
Osti: 'Players lose 30 per cent of value'

Sampdoria director Carlo Osti warns the coronavirus pandemic will have a huge effect on transfer fees, as ‘some players will lose over 30 per cent’ of their value.

The lockdown has now lasted two months and we still don’t have a firm date for the return of Serie A games, nor any confirmation the season will resume at all.

“The way I see it, this will affect everyone, from the medium to the very top players,” director of sport Osti told Sky Sport Italia.

“The big clubs will certainly have less revenue, so that has a knock-on effect for all the others. Until we really do get back to playing, it’ll be difficult to see just how much the market will be affected.

“I do believe some players will lose over 30 per cent of their value during this period."

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