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Inter Milan will forgo option to sign Victor Moses due to coronavirus pandemic — report

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From seeking a discount to not seeking at all?

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The next transfer window is set to be a lot more frugal than usual thanks to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and despite UEFA relaxing FFP rules for the season.

Clubs will likely only make moves that are absolutely needed, and this could be a problem especially for journeymen and loan-warriors, who have spent their careers bouncing around from team to team.

Corriere dello Sport (via Sempre Inter) claims that one such player could be Chelsea’s very own Victor Moses, who joined Inter Milan on loan for the second half of the season. While Inter manager Antonio Conte obviously knows and trusts Moses, the 29-year-old has not had a chance to showcase his skills for the team, with 7 appearances total, 3 from the bench, before the suspension of the season.

The buy-option for the winger/wing-back is only around €10-12m, but Inter’s money-men might still choose to forgo taking that on because of the grim global economic climate.

In an ideal world, Moses would have gotten more game-time to stake a claim, but these are exceptional circumstances. With Serie A unlikely to resume anytime soon, Moses’s future is once again most uncertain.

In a more general sense, the prognosis of this story posits dark and troubling times for the next calciomercato.