The ball after Corona .. goodbye “hundred million” deals

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Switzerland – As football tries to face the harsh reality that has plagued it, with the world, after the outbreak of the Coruna virus, it appears that the return of life to the stadiums, whatever the date, will bring powerful changes in the level of the first popular game.

The Corona virus, which the World Health Organization has described as “the enemy of mankind”, has caused the death of more than 10,000 people around the world, with tens of thousands infected, and the world has been placed under compulsory isolation, while soccer competitions have stopped in all major championships such as the English, Spanish and Italian leagues. Almani and others, and postponed to next year several tournaments, including Euro 2020, and Cuba America.

However, according to the Spanish newspaper “Marca”, the return of football to turnover after weeks or months may witness huge changes, most notably at the economic level.

Clubs such as Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany), Lyon (France) and Hearts (Scotland) have already announced the demobilization of a number of their elements, or cuts in players ’salaries, after material returns hit in a murder.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has also put in place mechanisms to reduce this economic blow and support clubs, but it still depends on developments in the outbreak and the response to the virus.

However, the major clubs are already planning, from now, to change the standards of the transfer market, as no one will guarantee the conclusion or even the implementation of contracts during the epidemic period, when income and investments will certainly be reduced.

According to what a sports director told the Marka: The matter will touch the prices of players that have been subjected to unjustified inflation in recent years, as spending 100 million euros to include a player, regardless of his stardom, will become a spectacle from the past, and “the story will change and there will be no more such contracts.” .

As for the clubs that will face the most complicated problem, they are the ones that have paid more than that to bring in top stars, because it will be difficult to recover that money in the foreseeable future.

It is noteworthy that only 9 players have exceeded their transfer deals so far, the number of one hundred million euros: Neymar and Killian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Osman Dembele and Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), and Eden Hazard (Real Madrid).



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