Wilder has been keen to add defensive reinforcements this month as he looks to build on an impressive return to the top flight. Robinson will join Jack Rodwell as Sheffield United’s second January recruit, with the manager keen to add at least one more. … [Read more...] about Real Madrid sign Flamengo playmaker Reinier Jesus for reported £25.6m fee
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Eldesmarque even claim the size of Bale's transfer fee is the only remaining hurdle to a switch across the pond. … [Read more...] about David Beckham’s Inter Miami sign Robbie Robinson with first pick of MLS Super Draft
When advocating his system, Effenberg said that the title wouldn't be decided so early and that even teams from a weak Group A or B could end up with a shot at the title. He also said that the format wouldn't involve too much change in terms of scheduling and organization, and argued that the initial preseason draw could become an exciting event. … [Read more...] about Boring Bundesliga: what can be done about Bayern Munich’s dominance?
The Club World Cup is not the only thing Tebas is critical of. His competition may be home to the two biggest clubs in world football, according to the latest Deloitte Money League, but Barcelona and Real Madrid are old money. The nouveau riche of Paris St-Germain and Manchester City are, meanwhile, a “danger” to the game, “state run… playthings” who “skew the balance of the entire European football structure.” This is what Tebas had said previously on the subject but in 2020 he takes a subtler line. “One of the major issues in European football is related to [financial] doping. Because when we have clubs being financed by states, then that has an impact on salaries,” he says, with everyone knowing whom he is talking about. “That means in other countries with more strict economic controls like Spain and Germany clubs cannot actually ask the state for extra financing to pay those salaries. … [Read more...] about La Liga president criticises Fifa and says richest clubs are ‘danger’ to game
Bea Redondo, a women’s football journalist who was in the crowd on Sunday, told the Guardian there are two main reasons for the ability of clubs to pull in big numbers for big games. “First of all, there’s an increase in media exposure generally, which generates an increase of interest in people that wouldn’t usually follow the women’s game,” she said. “Then the teams carefully pick which games are going to be played at men’s stadiums [generally one a year but some such as Athletic Bilbao or Real Sociedad are doing two in a couple of months] and do big promotional campaigns to get people to the matches. … [Read more...] about Wanda Metropolitano’s record crowd shows English football the way