The current situation in football has maybe not yet officially ended the season but has definitely put a stop to it for now.
This has put everyone first of all to stay in safety and next, wait for football to resume. Assuming things will not start anytime before any time before June-July, football will pick up right in the middle of a transfer period and we can bet you it will be chaos. Players running out of contracts, clubs chasing other players, no planning for the last three months, no guarantee of performances, stock markets down and hence maybe player values as well?
Well one club who it could favor is Chelsea. The Blues are primarily in the market to buy players. They have even outlined most of their targets and one of the targets Lampard wants is Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Although the Nou Camp goalie has a contract till 2022, it is reported that he is not wanted by team-mates and hence, Chelsea were hoping to swoop in for him right in the middle of a transfer market in summer.
However, the Blues have been dealt a blow now as Barcelona in the midst of their fight against falling economy and coronavirus threats, are readying an extension for Ter Stegen’s contract with better pay!
It might convince the German custodian to stay put at a club where he has won so much and thereby Lampard could be left disappointed.
Chelsea have no way of even starting up negotiation given the condition in Europe right now and this might be a huge hit for the Blues as quality goalkeepers are hard to come by.