The Coronavirus outbreak has brought a halt to life in general, and not just football. Of course, it remains to be seen what will happen to the latter, with regards to finishing the ongoing season in time for the next one.
Furthermore, the usual transfer market could be affected, as the season could be finished as late as in July. Then again, this is something that all clubs will have to deal with, and thus the overall impact might be minimal.
In an interview with Kicker, Eintracht Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic explained the difficulties of the situation. Among other things, he was asked about the future of Andre Silva, who is on loan at the German side from AC Milan.
“It’s very, very quiet there too. Zvonimir Boban has already been fired and Paolo Maldini has the virus himself. Milan have other problems to deal with rather than talking about this swap deal.
“The owners are based in London, and they don’t have it easy either. We will certainly talk about this issue in the future,” he concluded.
The Portuguese striker’s loan will expire in 2021, giving the clubs plenty of time to discuss the matter. It’s possible that it might be solved already in the summer, as Milan are keen on redeeming Ante Rebic who moved in the opposite direction in the deal.