French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) just keeps on spending like a drunken sailor with a limitless credit card. This week the Paris club acquired three more players at an initial cost of around $150M.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani arrived from Napoli for $84M followed later in the week by two young defenders – Lucas Digne (Lille) $19M and Marquinhos (Roma) $42M.Edinson Cavani has a….to read more please click on the link.
When UEFA was formulating their Financial Fair Play regulations the French and German soccer authorities were often referenced as sources of “best practice”. Lately, Germany’s standing has been elevated to even greater heights with rigorous financial regulation being credited with sowing the seed of on field success.
The same cannot be said for France. Instead, French football is heading for the top court in the land after the LFP (Ligue Professionelle de Football) belatedly tried to correct an anomaly that has existed within the French top flight for many decades.
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Since the Qatar Investment Authority took over PSG in 2011 the aim has been to make the team a major force in world soccer and by signing Beckham they think he can help make the dream a reality.
“He’s a very proficient player and I’m sure he will add big volume to the club,” stated club President Nasser al-Khelaifi. (Hopefully a remark conveyed by an over-worked translator.)
And of course Brand-Beckham once again became the acquisition that launched a….to read more please click on the link.