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Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros
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Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros

  Club president Andrea Agnelli chaired the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting in Turin through video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the nine-time reigning Serie A champions reported a deficit which included the 39.9m euro shortfall from the previous financial year. “The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting approved the financial statements as of 30 June 2020, reporting a loss of 89.7 million euros (compared to a loss of 39.9 million euros in 2018/2019), which was covered by using the share premium reserve,” Juventus said in a statement. The Turin giants also announced a new organizational structure with Federico Cherubini taking over as a new football director. Juventus’ “new organizational structure envisages the concentration of the club’s activities in tw...
I’ll Resign If That Will Make Messi Remain In Barcelona – Bartomeu
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I’ll Resign If That Will Make Messi Remain In Barcelona – Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed his he is “willing to resign” if Lionel Messi makes a public promise to stay at the club. The under-fire club chief has claimed he will bow to the fans’ demands and walk away from the Nou Camp – if it keeps Messi at the club. Messi admitted he could be tempted to stay at the Nou Camp if Bartomeu resigns from his post. Bartomeu is entitled to stay at the club for one more year when the new presidential elections take place. But, seemingly with Barcelona’s best interests at heart, Bartomeu has reportedly said he will quit if Messi promises to stay, according to TV3. On Wednesday night, angry fans broke through the Nou Camp gates as protests against Bartomeu continued into a second night. Manchester Ci...
Osimhen Can be Napoli’s 30-goal Striker – De Laurentiis
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Osimhen Can be Napoli’s 30-goal Striker – De Laurentiis

The Nigeria forward was announced as a Partenopei player on Friday, having signed a five-year contract Victor Osimhen can be a '30-goal striker' for Napoli after signing from LOSC Lille, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. The 21-year old Nigeria international officially became a Partenopei player on Friday, signing a five-year deal having joined from LOSC Lille in a deal reported to be worth an initial €50 million, potentially rising to €80 million. Negotiations have been ongoing between both clubs for more than a month with the player growing frustrated at some points, but De Laurentiis is clearly happy that everything has been sorted out.
Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz Hospitalised with Coronavirus Symptoms
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Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz Hospitalised with Coronavirus Symptoms

Former Real Madrid president, Lorenzo Sanz has been hospitalised with coronavirus symptoms. The news was confirmed by his son, Fernando Sanz, who played for Real Madrid during his father's time as club president. He reportedly told Marca: 'We are quite worried and little can be done. He had been feverish for eight days, they called the phone and told him to take paracetamol. 'He did not want to go to the hospital until he was short of air and he was getting worse. 'They put him inside and told him that he was bad, with little oxygen in his blood. He said he had a low fever and did not want to collapse the system. 'We do not know if it is coronavirus or not. 'My mother is there because we have not been able to go. They have said that they would call and that, as long a...
Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus at 21
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Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus at 21

A young football coach, Francisco García has died from coronavirus, after doctors also diagnosed him with leukaemia.   The 21-year-old who was the youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, had an unknown pre-existing health condition that resulted in him being more vulnerable to the virus than usual for an individual of his age, though he was only informed of having cancer after going to the hospital with symptoms of coronavirus, according to Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy.   While he was struggling to breathe, he was advised to seek further medical help which he did and was told that he had both coronavirus and pneumonia. Doctors later disclosed to him that he had leukaemia, which increased the level of risk that he was exposed to after contracti...
Coronavirus: Barcelona Stars including Lionel Messi go into Quarantine
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Coronavirus: Barcelona Stars including Lionel Messi go into Quarantine

Spanish giants, Barcelona is the latest club to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the whole squad including Lionel Messi have been quarantined. The news comes days after their arch-rivals Real Madrid's squad were also put on lockdown after a player from the club's basketball team tested positive for coronavirus at their training HQ. Barcelona have now been forced to suspend all activity until further notice with players told to undertake personalised regimes at home. The decision was made after meeting on Friday, which was attended by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and a series of medical professionals. A statement from Barcelona read: "Given the health situation and following the recommendations of the Club's medical managers, the first soccer team suspends all its ...
Real Madrid Unveils New £25m Signing, Reiner
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Real Madrid Unveils New £25m Signing, Reiner

Real Madrid on Tuesday, officially unveiled Reiner Jesus at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 18-year-old signed for the LaLiga giants from Brazilian club Flamengo in a £25million deal last month. Reiner was formally uneviled by Madrid, after playing at the South American Olympic qualification tournament, where he helped guide his country to Tokyo 2020. He posed for photos on the pitch and with club president Florentino Perez. “I am living a childhood dream. “I want to be part of the great history at this club. Today is a day of great happiness for me. Hala Madrid!” Reinier said at the press conference. He also described his move as a “dream come true”.
Turkish Football Team Sells 18 Players To Buy 10 Goats (Photo)
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Turkish Football Team Sells 18 Players To Buy 10 Goats (Photo)

A Turkish football team, Gulspor, has sold 18 youth players and bought 10 goats in a bid to earn ‘extra money from milk sales’ which they say will be used to serve the club’s priority needs.   The club based in the city of Isparta, is one of the oldest clubs in Turkey, founded in 1954.   The clubs president Kenan Büyükleblebi confirmed the sale of the players in a statement saying that the step to buy goats was dictated by lack of available finance as there is no essential governmental or sponsorship investment for Turkish youth teams performing in lower leagues.   “We must have a constant income,” Büyükleblebi told CNN Turkey. “Funds are overloaded because there is no government or corporate group support for our clubs. We need to get more investment f...
Lacazette Expected To Stay At Lyon – club president
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Lacazette Expected To Stay At Lyon – club president

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas does not think in-demand striker Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club for Arsenal this summer. Aulas had said earlier this week that he would not let Lacazette leave the Ligue 1 club until someone offered their £57m valuation and gave him time to find a replacement. But his comments to Canal Plus on Tuesday night suggested the need for Lyon to find an additional might not come until the January window. Aulas also said Lyon’s interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who has been linked with a move back to France, had not yet gone any further than that. In an interview with the French broadcaster, Aulas said: “I do not think that Alexandre Lacazette will leave this summer. “I do not have anything to say about Olivier Giroud. We’re interes...
Antoine Griezmann Agrees New Atletico Madrid Contract – Club President
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Antoine Griezmann Agrees New Atletico Madrid Contract – Club President

Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has agreed to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2022, according to the Spanish club’s president Enrique Cerezo. Griezmann, whose previous deal was due to end in June 2021, has long been linked with United but the France international is now set to remain a leading player in La Liga under Atletico coach Diego Simeone. The 26-year-old’s release clause of €100 million is to remain the same. Asked about Griezmann’s new deal, Cerezo told Cadena Ser: “Yes, it’s one more year and the release clause will remain the same.” Marca and AS report that the new deal will see Griezmann become the highest-paid player at Atletico. Cerezo, though, did not comment on the wage increase. He said: “The issue of the money is a private ...