It’s already started:I think one thing that will happen is the longer this goes on the more some clubs are going to get into real difficulty financially.
Utter twunts. It is worth noting that Barca's salary commitment is absolutely crippling even under normal circumstances.Barcelona players refuse a 70% pay cut as the clubs feeling the financial strain.
Agree, they have been bouncing from one desperate deal to the next since Neymar left. Dembele, Coutinho and even Greizeman hasnt been a runaway success.Barcelona have every chance of slipping back a little if they don't watch it. They are at the tail end of Messi's career and are over-extended financially.
And by next season it is quite likely the have sold one, have one on loan that they cant sell and the other still out injured. They are then led by the same 30 somethings that led them to glory 6 years agoAgree, they have been bouncing from one desperate deal to the next since Neymar left. Dembele, Coutinho and even Greizeman hasnt been a runaway success.
350+ million in fees on those 3 alone
No way would they(or Madrid) stoop to a level where they have to look for value in the market.They would be better off spending that 350m euros on Edwards.
Hi@Kopstar what are your thoughts on Article 17 of FIFA's transfer regulations?
This is a little used (understatement) provision that allows players to unilaterally terminate their contract without cause after 3 years. The player is essentially free to conduct himself as a free agent, but the club that signs would still have to pay compensation to the club he left. There are stories circulating that Barca are investigating the possibility of using this to get Neymar out of PSG. They know they'll still have to pay a big fee, but it forces PSG's hands and takes away their power to say no. The issue, as Ive seen it explained, is there is so little precedent, especially for a player of Neymar's caliber that it is anyone's guess who much the compensation would be. Barca are widely reported to already have to generate 60 million euro in sales this summer just to avoid FFP penalties and took on debt to purchase Griezmann last year, and so are in no position to be forced to pay the 150 million it still might cost them. The precedent that does exist for clubs no paying the compensation is a world ban for the player and a possible 2 year transfer suspension for the club.
If Neymar was 24 I might understand exploring this, but he's a 30 year old who has not had an injury free season since about 2014.
I said cause, not consequence. And the sanctions are only relevant if somehow the club who signs the players is then unable to pay the tribunal fee.Hi
I have never heard of this article 17 and as I am as bored as everyone else, I looked it up
The title is "Consequences of terminating a contract without just cause"
So while you are right in the sense anyone can terminate a contract, you cant do so without consequences.... and 17 seems to lay out all of the sanctions.
In your example Nemar would pick up a hefty suspension and so would braca as well as fines as well as having to pay compensation for the loss of an asset and probably aggravated damages as well
So not really a runner
In Germany the top 4 teams are supposedly giving up TV money to pay for the rest of the teams to keep afloat.
The top four clubs are adding to a money pot to be able to give money to the teams in the lower end of the Bundesliga table and lower leagues.www.google.com
Barcelona players refuse a 70% pay cut as the clubs feeling the financial strain.
I think the bolded may be enough for Jurgen to decide against signing him.You know even with Jack Grealish recent curfew self isolation rule breaking, i would still buy him ,especially if this puts off united or other clubs from signing him. He is a dumb kid , but a really good footballer who would fit our style. Plus add it with Jurgen's guidance, he could become another class of player altogether.
Have to think there will be a level of caution for all clubs in the next transfer window, not just in fees but in wages too.I also wonder if the club will decide against signings this summer except those required as an absolute necessity. If the clubs earnings have taken a massive hit, i would expect spending on those here to be prioritised over incoming players.
No idea. It's talksport though, guarantee you didn't miss anything particularly if they were waiting until April Fools Day to break it.Went a bed last night about 10.30, flicked on talksport and they said they had some embargoed Lfc news at midnight. I fell asleep. Anyone know what it was??