How coronavirus has wiped £8.3 BILLION off transfer values this summer

first_img4THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic that has already decimated the world of football has also wiped a staggering £8.3 BILLION off the transfer values this summer.A study from researchers at the CIES Football Observatory found that the total market in Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues will suffer a drop of 28 percent if the respective seasons are scrapped.4 Transfer values of Premier League squads have been decimated by the coronavirus crisis⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updatesThat will mean the top flights in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France’s collective £29bn value before the COVID-19 outbreak will drop to £20.7bn if no more matches are played and contracts set to expire in June are not renewed.The Football Observatory have their own system of estimating values based on various factors including the players’ age, contract duration, career path and recent performance.Manchester United star Paul Pogba, whose deal expires next year, is particularly affected with injuries restricting him to just seven Premier League appearances this season.The Frenchman, who has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Juventus, has seen his value sliced in half to just £31.25million.The study showed that clubs that would face the greatest potential percentage loss in the transfer values of their players were Marseille with a 37.9 per cent drop.Sheffield United were named as the top Premier League side, with their squad potentially dropping 33.2 per cent from £166m to £111m by the end of June.Although Premier League champions Manchester City are actually Europe’s biggest losers as £366m is wiped off the market value of their players, more than any other club in the top five leagues.4Pep Guardiola’s side have captain David Silva leaving on a free transfer this summer, while star names Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, and Fernandinho are all out contract at the end of next season.Just behind City are fellow big spenders Barcelona, who would lose £325m from the value of their LaLiga winning squad.Champions League winners Liverpool are next with a potential £314m loss, with Adam Lallana, Gini Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren all nearing the end of their deals.Real Madrid (£311m), United (£260m), Chelsea (£223m), and Arsenal (£154m), can also all expect heavy losses during the coronavirus crisis.Spurs complete the list with their squad evaluation falling from £699m to £497m, which is actually more significant that both Liverpool and Chelsea in percentage terms (28.8).SunSport previously reported how the Premier League may not restart until July… and then could all be finished behind closed doors within four weeks, according to reports.All professional football in England is currently postponed until the end of April due to the coronavirus.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.But as the pandemic continues to have devastating consequences across the country, it looks increasingly likely that the suspension will be pushed back further.Footie chiefs would ideally get the campaign wrapped up and completed by June 30 due to complications surrounding contracts.At Chelsea, for example, Willian and Pedro are out of contract on that date but Hakim Ziyech’s deal begins on July 1.4 Paul Pogba’s transfer value will plummet if the season is scrappedCredit: AFP or licensorsAaron Ramsey to ‘join Man United in Paul Pogba swap deal with Solskjaer a big fan of Juventus star’, reports claimlast_img read more

Hazard must learn to handle expectations at Chelsea, says Ballack

first_imgChelsea star Eden Hazard needs to handle expectations if he is to produce his very best form for the club, former midfielder Michael Ballack has said.The Belgium international inspired Chelsea to a Premier League and League Cup double in 2014-15, but endured a hugely disappointing campaign last year as the champions finished 10th in the top flight.Manager Antonio Conte said last month that Hazard, along with Chelsea’s other leading players, “must understand that there is the ability to work to prove and to show that, ‘Now I am a top player, but I want to become top, top, top and want to stay there'”.And Ballack, who won the Premier League, League Cup and three FA Cups during his Stamford Bridge career, has urged the 25-year-old to embrace his position as the club’s biggest star.”He was struggling a bit last year,” he told Omnisport. “Players like him, who are, in my eyes, very emotional players, they need a kind of warm environment, a good relationship with everyone – especially the coach – to perform.”And he has unbelievable talent. I mean, the expectations to handle that and to bring it at the right time on the pitch is the key question for him.”He’s getting older now as well and it’s not his first season at Chelsea anymore. So all the fans and the club expect a lot from him and I think he needs to understand he’s one of the key players, if not the key player, of that team.”He got the captain’s armband for his Belgium team from the [former] coach Marc Wilmots, which shows his attention. He gave him this responsibility to understand.”He’s not just a winger to perform some days to show his incredible talent. No, there’s much more about leadership and what he brings to the team because he has this incredible talent. But there’s something above that – not just to perform but have this responsibility for the team.”If I see to the right and to the left I don’t see a player on this team on his level. And he needs to understand that, and then I think he will bring his talent on the pitch and also has this impact to his team-mates. Because that’s what I expect from a big player – to have this impact on his team-mates as well, to push them as well, in terms of performing.”Hazard converted a penalty as Chelsea began their Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over West Ham on Monday. They travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford on Saturday.last_img read more

If the smell of gasoline is pleasant, do not worry, there is a logical explanation

first_imgCar at a gas station. Image: iStock Do you like the smell of gasoline or the smell of glue?It is an unconscious reaction of our bodyInhaling these products voluntarily can be dangerous. Obviously not everyone likes the smell of gasoline, for example, and there are people who repudiate this strong aroma. But many people in general do find it pleasant, at least when they have the opportunity to smell it at a gas station or on a go-kart track. It is not strange that this oil derivative can have a smell that we like, since it is composed of hydrocarbons and other chemical elements, and that is where this smell comes from.Hydrocarbons are the cause of the strong smellHydrocarbons often include compounds that have an intense and peculiar smell, as do cleaning products, paints of various types or glues. Inhaling gasoline can temporarily alter the function of the nervous system, the same as with alcohol. We could cause a mild state of euphoria, so unconsciously the body does not reject the smell and, in many cases, it even seems pleasant.Obviously the gasoline vapors are not good for our body, but nothing will happen to anyone to smell them momentarily at a gas station. These gases do not pose risks unless they are intentionally inhaled for long periods of time, in which case they could be extremely dangerous. And it is that among the hydrocarbons of gasoline is benzene, being a potentially carcinogenic element.center_img It is common for people to like the pleasant and mild smells of our surroundings, such as a spring field full of wild flowers or the smell of the sea breeze. However, sometimes we find pleasant smells that we know are even harmful by their vapors. We are talking about gasoline, glue, burnt wheel … If you are one of those who like these smells and do not understand the reason, we explain why you like them.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant dies at 41 after a helicopter crash

first_imgThe former American basketball player Kobe Bryant has died this Sunday at age 41 in a helicopter crash in the Calabasas area, near Los Angeles (California), according to the porter TMZ Sports. Bryant was traveling with at least four other people in his private helicopter Image: Reuterscenter_img Kobe Bryant was traveling with at least four other people in his private helicopter when he rushed to the ground and was engulfed in flames.Emergency personnel went to the scene of the incident and confirmed that there were no survivors. As TMZ Sports adds, neither his wife, Vanessa Bryant, nor their children were on the ship.As the portal adds, eyewitnesses saw the helicopter’s engine make a strange sound before it hit the ground. The cause of the accident is being investigated.The former Los Angeles Lakers player regularly used his private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to get around. Bryant was married to Vanessa and had four daughters: Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and the newborn Capri.Kobe is considered one of the best NBA players of all time, as he has been part of the star team 18 times during his 20-year career with the Lakers.He was elected in the first round of the 1996 draft and won five NBA rings, two most valuable player (MVP) awards from the NBA finals and was the league’s MVP in 2008.The Lakers withdrew Kobe’s two shirts, number 8 and 24. He is the only player in the history of the Angelian team that has received that honor.last_img read more

The Cup is from Vinicius

first_imgWhen Vinicius grabbed the ball in the 73rd minute in La Romareda and he faced Mouse, cut off more than one the joke he already tasted. The Brazilian did not stumble nervously, nor did he shoot outside or into the body of the zaragocista goalkeeper, defined with a touch on horseback between a spoon and the outside of the foot, sublime. A great goal that made it clear that Vini he knows how to handle the opposite goal and that the Copa del Rey is his fetish competition. He is the Real Madrid player who has participated in more goals (nine) in these last two editions of the Copero tournament. The Cup is for Vinicius. In the Copa del Rey a name began to be made, in the round of 16 against the Melilla Last season with Solari (one goal and three assists), he continued his way in the round of 16 against Leganés (both and assistance) and in quarters against the Girona (three goal passes). A journey he maintains in this edition of 2020. ‘He clicked’ on Unionistas in sixteenths, but in La Romareda he left this Wednesday perhaps the best goal in his short career even as a Real Madrid player. A bit that comes to capture the tasks extracurricular to which he has submitted to refine what to do at the opposite door. It was put into Zidane’s hands, who was not a born auctioneer, but a football player with a clear mind with the ball and what to do with it. So they spent hours in Valdebebas and the Brazilian has won calm When you have to define. “The tranquility”, was the key that Vinicius himself extracted on RMTV to explain his goal to Zaragoza. ‘The derby’ is requestedVini begins to not run over at the time of completion and that, together with his usual impudence and the absence of Bale and still Hazard, makes him win whole for the start of the hot stretch of the season. “This goal is good for him,” corroborated Zidane. In Pucela, Vinicius did not travel, but one of its main competitors, Rodrygo, did not regain its harmony with the goal. The derby is the next stop and Vinicius asks for space on the white train …last_img read more

Neymar surrenders to Messi: “He is the best player in history”

first_img“We are very strong. The team has more experience, despite the entry of several young players. We have players who have participated in two editions of the World Cup, like me, for example. We have won, we have lost, we have lived many positive and negative experiences, and thanks to all this we can help newcomers, “said Neymar. In this regard, the forward highlighted the continuity on the bench of Tite, who took over the Brazilian team in June 2016 and under whose direction Brazil was proclaimed champion of the Copa América last summer. “In addition, the coaching staff remains the same. This continuity will facilitate our work and give us more opportunities in Qatar 2022. I am very optimistic about the future of ‘seleçao’”Neymar added. A Brazilian team that is gradually incorporating young promises such as Barcelona’s Barcelona player and Madrid’s Vinícius Junior and Rodrygo.“They all have a lot of talent. In addition, it is assumed that by 2022, some more will have emerged. Brazil has an impressive ability to discover talents, “Neymar said. Additions that the Paris-based Saint-Germain player hopes to help Brazil raise the World Cup in 2022 in Qatar, where he pointed out as the main rivals of the Brazilian team to the selections of France, Belgium, England and Argentina.On the other hand, Neymar assured in relation to the possibilities of Paris Saint-Germain to win this year the coveted Champions League, which go to the French team with “more confidence” than in previous courses. “I notice a different environment, as with more confidence, and this helps a lot in everyday life“concluded Neymar who turns 28 this Wednesday. “I’ve always said it doesn’t obsess me win the best. However, every day I train hard to do better than the last. I always try to evolve individually and collectively. If one day I win that prize, it will be as a result of my work, “explained the forward. A Neymar who was very excited about the possibilities of the Brazilian national team in the World Cup in Qatar 2022, whose qualifying qualifiers will start next March in Southamerica.center_img Brazilian striker Neymar, player of Paris Saint-Germain, once again showed his admiration for Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who he did not hesitate to qualify as the “best in history”. “Playing with Leo was a unique experience. We became friends. Of all the players I’ve seen play, Messi is the best ever“Neymar said in an interview with on the occasion of his twenty-eighth anniversary. However, the Barcelona player was not the only one who received praise from the Brazilian star, who assured that his teammate, French striker Kylian Mbappé is “a phenomenon”.“Kylian is a phenomenon. It brings together the potential to become one of the best players in history. It is a great honor to have him as a teammate. We understand each other very well on the pitch and outside it. I adore him! “Said Neymar. The Brazilian international, who could not play the League match that faced Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday with Nantes for an intercostal injury, said he did not obsess with individual titles, such as The best awarded by FIFA, and in which Neymar was third in the 2015 and 2017 editions.last_img read more

Adama Traoré: “I won’t have any problem if Madrid calls me”

first_imgHe was about to debut in November, but he was injured, right?I hurt my hamstrings in one of the last races. I tried the physical trainer to be able to go but it gave me punctures. I will continue working to see what happens in the future.Your best asset is your versatility?Lately I have played extreme, forward and lane. My mission is to adapt because each position requires some movements. If I am able to adapt my conditions, I will be a better player.What is the roof of the Wolverhampton?Our roof to face a long championship like the Premier League and another that is also like the Europa League is to think only of the next game. Add. I cannot say that my ambition is to win the Europa League tomorrow when we must first face Espanyol. That is my mentality and that of the entire Wolverhampton. How is your shoulder problems?All right. I stopped exercising because I do not want to get wider from above, but now I do them for the two times that I left the site.Is your spectacular physical change due to motivation or demands of the Premier League?To my mentality of being better day by day, in all areas. Then it is true that the Premier League demands to have a physique to compete. And when I was younger I suffered problems of pubalgia and tendonitis because I was quite fast but my muscles could not stand the braking. I don’t do weights, because I take volume very quickly, but I do a specific job. Let’s talk about your stage in Barcelona. What happened?I was there for ten years, I was young. I even had my chance in the first team. But that was not my decision, you would have to talk to them … There were situations in Barcelona that I did not like, problems with those responsible at the time, and I made the decision to leave. These are things that happened, which I will tell in due course, but for now I prefer to keep for myself.Was he too young?What happened, happened. They made their decisions and I left. Then my stages with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough were tough, which made me grow as a person and player.On some occasion he has been asked about Real Madrid and the door has not been closed. Would you sign for the white club? Do you have resentment, a thorn stuck, for what happened to Barcelona?I have no thorn, no resentment for what happened with Barça. It would not make sense to have a problem with the whole club because of certain people’s decisions. I have many more good memories than bad ones. But when deciding my future, I will have no problem if I should go to Madrid. Everything will be decided based on the offers, what I have to choose with my family. But right now I’m happy here.And the Selection? Have you definitely ruled out playing with Mali?I already communicated that if they call me, my disposition is total to go with the Spanish National Team.If it continues like this, do you see it in the European Championship?My contact was Moreno’s call. From there, I will do my best to be able to be on the list. But the European Championship is far away, my mentality now is to work every day.center_img It wouldn’t be a problem for me. I don’t close any door, that’s the reality. Now I’m happy here, I think we have a great team of people. Being in Europe is a new stage for us and physiotherapists work incredibly on our recovery. From there, the Madrid or Barça will come when I have to arrive, but my mentality is to continue growing as a player.ANDREW BOYERS & nbsp; (Action Images via Reuters) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Adama Traoré goes by speed in Wolverhampton Wanderers-Leicester City last Friday.ANDREW BOYERS (Action Images via Reuters) Now it remains one of the fastest in England …Speed ​​is one of the strengths in my game. I understand that my physique is different, because of the work I have done and because of the genetics I have. Many times in the locker room he makes a joke about my age not matching my physique.Is it true that you destroyed a machine in a gym?It is true, although it was not a weight machine.Forcibly they have reached the 16th of the Europa League. Do you feel favorites against Espanyol?We have a great rival ahead, the challenge is exciting. The favorite tag is put by others. Our mentality is to fight for the game for 90 minutes. Beyond his casualties due to technical decisions or that of Raúl de Tomás, whom I know from the lower categories of the National Team, the fact is that nobody goes out to the field to throw a match.He could still feel a little parakeet when his brother Moha played in the quarry …I could not become a parakeet because I faced him in juveniles, and I was at Barça. So feeling it a lot, I wished him the best but not to the point of feeling parakeet.last_img read more

The mystery of Dani Olmo

first_imgDani Olmo arrived at Leipzig last winter market for more than 30 million euros. It was the star signing of the Germans, who were ahead of many of the greats of Europe who followed the absolute Spanish international (Barcelona, ​​Bayern, Atlético …). It was a bet from Nagelsmann, the team’s coach, who convinced him that he would be a key man. He started strongly despite the fact that he has hardly played in his area (he even made a goal), but in recent games he has not had minutes (he did not play against Tottenham in the first leg or in the return leg). A situation that has surprised a lot, starting with the player himself. Olmo attends to AS from Leipzig to explain in first person how he is living these first months in Germany. How is it going?I am very well acclimatized to the city. I live in Leipzig with my father and in my building there are five more teammates, that helps.How has your adaptation to Germany and Leipzig been?I feel good. To be honest I am having fewer minutes than I expected, I chose the club and the league that I thought was best for me, a project and a young team, in which I could have minutes, work and fight to go to the Euro Cup. I know I have just arrived and they ask me for patience, but I will never excuse myself in the adaptation period. I feel empowered and I will get more minutes, I am sure of that.How were your first games?Due to different circumstances, when I arrived I played four games in four different positions, on the back, on the pivot, on 9 and on the inside, and in none of them in the position that I can perform more and better for the team, I could only play on my site against Wolfsburg. Still I think I was at a good level, despite playing in different positions, I am always and will be available to the team and the coach. Then came three games without playing that caught me by surprise, but you have to respect it and keep working hard.Why did you choose Leipzig? They bet very strongly on me and, above all, I loved the project they sold me. The sports director came to Zagreb in person to explain it to me, and Julian Nagelsmann called me several times on the phone to tell me about my role in his project, that was decisive.How important was your idea of ​​football in choosing Leipzig?That was fundamental for me, because he is the one who decides. It was the day after the sports director’s visit that Nagelsmann called me. He explained what I could contribute. He said he wanted me as a playmaker, the position where I am most comfortable. I have only played one game there, but the project was ideal for me and it convinced me, now I only hope that with the passing of the games I will begin to be that key player that he wants in the schemes, as he expected when signing me.How is it as a coach?It has many foundations. From game to game we always change the system a little, for the opponent it is very difficult to find out how we are going to play them. Nagelsmann has many talks with us. It is very clear, he knows what he wants from each player and transmits it to him, he makes his idea come to you very clearly so that you know what he expects of you on the field.What has surprised you most about the Bundesliga? Nor can I say that I was surprised, because I followed the league and had already played at this level in the Champions League, the Europa League, the U21 European Championship or the top team. But it is a very direct football, with a lot of back and forth. I knew the rhythm here was going to be like this and I feel good, ready to be important. I know they always talk about a time of adaptation, but when you arrive in winter, things are different. There you have to adapt from the first minute and I feel that I am, there are no excuses.Are the training methods in Germany different from those in Spain?In Leipzig everything is with the ball, although it is true that he also has a lot of physical demand. We do many contact exercises, two against two or three against two. You see yourself in training in many one-on-one situations, of overcoming lines. We try to make them look a lot like parties.You are the revelation of the Champions. Do you feel capable of winning it?We are a young team, without the experience of others, and although we are ambitious we only think about the next game. But if I came here it is to try to make history, to achieve great things with this club.With the Euro Cup postponed, how do you see the Games?I want to be there if the coach counts on me. It’s a dream, I’ve always said it. And without Eurocopa this summer, it is clear that it has become the great objective at the national team level. I know that it is difficult to be, that the competition is high and none of us have a guaranteed place, but I will fight to be among the 18 chosen.In 2021 it will be a more veteran year, more options to go to the European Championship.I prefer to focus on the present, on my club, and not think so long term. I wanted to make the jump to one of the big leagues because I wanted to be in that Euro Cup. It remains a target. Now I am in a great club, I know that everything I do will have more impact and if I perform at my level, I will have options to also go with the National Team.CoronavirusDani Olmo also explained how they are living the current situation in Germany, where the competition has been suspended but without taking such strict measures as those taking place in Spain. How is this situation being experienced in Germany?People do daily life, it is very different from what I read that is lived in Spain. I think that in sport we have noticed it more than in any other sector, because all competitions have been suspended. I hope that this will help people understand the gravity of what we are experiencing.What is it like for a footballer to have to stay at home?It is rare, although in Germany the situation is still different from what is experienced in Spain. We don’t train together, but there is no quarantine. They have put a work plan for us and I go running and you see that people lead a normal life, there is no alarm. I think that point has not yet been reached here.How do you keep fit? What type of exercises do you do?On the one hand, I carry out an interval race in a park at different rhythms. And at home a lot of strength work with what I have: sofa, chairs, stairs … Anything is good to do exercises that allow you to stay in good shape.What does your family tell you from Spain?That they don’t go outside. Only my mother can for that reason to walk our dog. All my friends and family are being very responsible, it is the best solution to make this happen quickly.What message would you send to the Spanish who are having a hard time?Let them stay home. Only together will we be able to get out of this. We must listen to the authorities and strictly comply with everything. I send much encouragement to all Spaniards, I follow with attention everything that happens and I hope that not only Spain and Germany, but also globally, we will get out of this situation.last_img read more

We beat Germany and Bale was the last to leave the field

first_imgRamos record. As the leader of the new project, he stands again Sergio Ramos, who did it all. He committed a arguable penalty in which the rival striker jumped and when he fell he did it in bad posture. You have for three months. Marked for the next move finishing off a scorpion-style corner from the balcony of the area, twelve times he demanded that the Germans get up and stop telling stories, he kicked a crossbar foul, scored another one with a Panenka penalty, but heeled, he got a tattoo in the middle, he dedicated the goal looking at the master camera and ended up unfairly expelled. Great match.Koeman and Setién. Sunday awaits the Holland Koeman, who played against U.S. In the stands could see Bartomeu, fourteen executives, Abidal, Ramon Planes, Mirotic, six executives André Cury and even Minguella, who accompanied Rexach. The culé delegation was such that instead of the box, it occupied the fund destined for the rival fans. On leaving they denied that they were going to make a proposal to Ronald and confirmed Setien in office for the next academic year.Bale gives it his all. Tomorrow in Cardiff plays Wales-Austria. Gareth Bale did a double session training with your selection, the first with the group and the second solo while the rest of the team played a solidary golf tournament to which he did not want to go. His commitment is total. The first came to training camp and did not leave until the showers were scrubbed. He even personally took it upon himself to turn off the locker room light.. The Empire Strikes Back. This is already something else. Again, the Selection goes up in the stakes facing the Eurocup and it gives all over the nose to those who thought that the magnificent management of the last years in the RFEF was the result of improvisation. The meditative relays from Lopetegui by Iron, this one by Luis Enrique, the Asturian’s obliged to Robert Moreno and the Peaceful squaring of the circle with Lucho’s return was nothing more than a deeply thought-out strategy from the start by Luis Rubiales to mislead the adversary. The overwhelming victory in yesterday’s friendly against Germany clears any doubts. Spain is already excited. Rubiales, at the end of the game, limited himself to declare restraintly: “Thebes, what’s wrong?”The usual. In the RFEF they do not trust despite the triumph. They fear that the usual skeptics will come out, who will say that Spain is back to business as usual: lfor the better in the friendlies to cheat her in the quarterfinals. But this time there was no reason to panic. Luis Enrique’s final list for the Eurocup will not be discussed, the concentration will take place, as usual, in the most pleasant of truces between the media, the headquarters of the headquarters will like even Maroto And if it is lost then it will be by the referees, who are worse than outside, because they do not know how to use the VAR and because, basically, they have a hobby for us.last_img read more