Column: Two club models will be more seriously affected by the crisis than the rest - suddenly big clubs could face a relegation battle

1 May 2020

Photo: PA Images Atalanta fans hold up scarves in the ninetieth minute of the UEFA Champions League match at Giuseppe Meazza, Milan on the 19th of February.

Two upcoming European clubs have caught the eye of most football lovers over the last three to four years. They might struggle now to keep pace with the traditional top clubs.

Another group of clubs, who normally manage to keep a solid distance from relegation battles, could also be seriously challenged due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The next transfer window will be very different to what we normally see - and the clubs described above rely heavily on the normal dynamics in the transfer market.

Mads Davidsen, owner at Optima Football, strategic advisor, professional football coach and director

Football as an industry has been heavily affected by the current global crisis and some club types and models will be especially challenged by this new situation.

The world has changed as a result of the coronavirus sweeping across it - and it will certainly also have an impact on transfers in the world of football. Short term.

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