Last Friday, the 2019/20 Championship campaign was abruptly halted with the announcement of the season’s temporary suspension due to the severity of the coronavirus outbreak.
After issuing a statement Thursday night, saying that business would go as usual last weekend in the Championship, the EFL changed its decision on Friday morning, canceling the weekend’s matches and postponing all matches until ‘at the first weekend of April at the earliest.
With issues on the pitch now set to be put aside for at least the next three weeks, transfer talks and speculation will likely be the main topic of conversation among supporters.
And with that in mind, here’s a recap of the very latest transfer rumors that meander through the Championship.
Turkish giants plan to enter negotiations with Seri
Turkish side Galatasaray plan to open talks with Fulham very soon over the possibility of signing central midfielder Jean Michael Seri on loan for a second season, according to a report by Fotospor.
The Ivorian midfielder has been on loan in Super Lig since the start of the season and made a very good impression during his time with the Turkish giants.
After a poor first half of the season, Galatasaray has turned the screw since Christmas, with Seri proving to be a key part of this recovery.
Although he made such a good impression, Galatasaray does not want a permanent transfer for the midfielder, once again preferring another loan deal for him.
“Unlikely” loss agreement
Any hope Huddersfield Town has of signing Everton goalkeeper on loan Jonas Lossl on a permanent basis this summer could be dashed, with club general manager Mark Devlin insisting it is “unlikely”.
After spending the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons in West Yorkshire, Lossl moved to Everton in July 2019 on a free transfer. However, he joined the Terriers on loan until the end of the season in January, a move that fans of the club liked very well.
But any hopes the fans might have had of re-signing the Danish keeper to a permanent contract have been dashed by the club’s general manager.
Talk to Yorkshire Live, Devlin said: “I think it’s unlikely. Jonas was eager to come back to Huddersfield Town because he really enjoyed his time here and has a good relationship with the fans.
“He came here because he wanted to play football and he wanted to make sure he did everything he could to be on the international team.”
Hogan faces uncertainty
Birmingham City’s hopes of permanently signing Aston Villa forward Scott Hogan this summer will depend solely on whether Villa will ensure the survival of the Premier League or not, report says The sun.
The forward, formerly of Rochdale and Brentford in the past, has been in great shape in the league lately since joining the Blues in January, scoring seven times in nine games.
This level of consistency has, unsurprisingly, led Birmingham to show great interest in landing him permanently this summer.
However, those hopes will all rest on Villa’s fortunes, as if they were relegated to the Championship they were planning to keep.