Former Super Eagles forward, Ayo Makinwa, says the coronavirus pandemic will adversely affect the transfer of Nigerian players to Europe when the transfer market opens later in the year.
Makinwa, now a licensed football agent, said African players won’t be in high demand as they used to be in the next transfer window.
The former Atalanta player said, “The coronavirus will definitely affect the transfer of not just Nigerian but African players as a whole.
“Firstly, most European clubs don’t have as much money to spend because their finances have been heavily hit by the pandemic and when they will be ready to sign, it will be cheaper for them to buy smaller non-expensive players around Europe instead of spending those large sums to buy a player from Africa.
“If we were to make 100 transfers in the past, now we will be transferring just 10, which is quite low. Taking players out for trials will now be more difficult as the government of those countries might request for COVID-19 clearance, which might make things difficult for agents and players.”