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Barca, Real suffered the largest losses due to Covid-19

The pandemic caused the top two Premier League teams to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in the late 2019-2020 season.

The Deutsche Bank report shows that football clubs will lose between 13% and 30% of their total earnings this season. Barca is the most affected. The Catalonia club will lose between $ 132 million and $ 285 million, as long as the season is delayed.

Real ranked second, with losses from 110 million to 253 million dollars. Followed by Man Utd (USD 99 million to USD 236.5 million), PSG could lose up to 214.5 million USD, Man City and Liverpool respectively from 82.5 million to 203.5 million USD, Juventus could lose up to 154 million USD.

The money can be recovered in two seasons, although it depends on when the fans return to the field. On the optimistic side, losses can range from 4% to 13%, mainly due to sponsors of the economic crisis and the decline in fan revenues. Meanwhile, in pessimistic terms, the damage increased from 27 to 48%.

The forecast shows that clubs can recover from the 2021-2022 season, because the economic crisis affects not only sports, but the society as a whole.

Because the clubs are not able to maintain the same revenue as before, the next transfer season can become bleak. Some clubs are more likely to have to exchange players.

Man Utd owes more than half a billion dollars

In the first three months of 2020, Man Utd’s debt increased by 42% compared to the end of last year, from USD 155 million to USD 525 million.

According to the financial report released yesterday, the reason for the sharp increase in Man Utd’s net debt is the decline of cash and cash equivalents, and the adverse fluctuations of the pound exchange rate compared to USD.

Man Utd also suffered heavy losses in the last three weeks of March, when matches were suspended due to the pandemic. Under the influence of Covid-19, they lowered their estimated revenue to under 710 million USD.

The report also said that the impact of Covid-19 and the measures to prevent the spread will continue to disrupt business operations in many ways, of which the most serious impact is the revenue of television rights and match organizer revenue.

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Barca welcomed a squad in the summer of 2020

If unable to sell or extend the loan period, Barca will welcome up to 11 players returning this summer.

The most significant name among the players being loaned to defending champion La Liga is Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian midfielder hinted the possibility of returning to England, and Barca is also ready to open the door. However, they only accepted the former Liverpool player to leave if he received $ 110 million.

Coutinho joined Bayern Munich, on a loan agreement with a $ 132 million buy-out clause, $ 60 million less than the amount Barca paid in early 2018 to buy him. However, Coutinho did not show much in Germany, and Bayern decided not to activate the terms of the player.

Another bright name belonging to Barca’s mercenary is Rafinha. Thiago Alcantara’s younger brother played well in Celta Vigo. Most likely, this team will activate the buyout clause worth $ 17 million.

The remaining players are all young players. Only two of these are returning to Barca next season: defender Jean-Clair Todibo (Schalke) and striker Pedri Gonzalez (Las Palmas). Todibo alone made Schalke think of buying out, under the terms of $ 27 million. They are listening to the attention of the main stone center-back Ozan Kabak. If the Turkish player is gone, Schalke can buy Todibo.

Barca players on loan were affected due to the pandemic

As European champions were disrupted because of Covid-19, Barca players on loan were affected.

Besides Coutinho and Rafinha, Barca can supplement the transfer budget if Getafe agrees to buy 60% of Marc Cucurella’s value, equivalent to seven million USD.

Bergkamp, ‚Äč‚ÄčLarsson wants to buy the Premier League club

The information is published in the Mirror (UK). Accordingly, a group of former players including Dirk Kuyt, Ronald Koeman, Cocu and Henrik Larsson, Dennis Bergkamp are studying the club situation, waiting for a discount opportunity to accomplish the goal.

The aforementioned group of former players all competed, or coached in the Premier League. In particular, Bergkamp and Kuyt have worked for many years, shining in Arsenal and Liverpool shirts.

When the pandemic did not appear, the English Premier League was the strongest football tournament in the world. Each participating club receives at least US $ 50 million in television rights each season, facilitating the addition of forces and training.

Last time, English football also stirred with the Crown Prince Saudi Arabia preparing to buy Newcastle Club. The price is about 330 million USD With the mighty finances of the new boss, Newcastle can become a new Chelsea, Man City of the Premier League.