Are You Going to Buy a Football Club? We Will Tell You What to Expect!
By Space Coast Daily // November 2, 2019
There are many problems with the modern sports business, but there are also many ways to solve them. In this article, we will talk about some of the details of owning a world-class football club.
For some reason, everybody thinks that once in football, unlike many other sports, there are so-called transfer windows, the clubs rush to strengthen their squads in this particular time.
However, the selection service works all year round, constantly looking through the players on all 11 positions, which are always on the note there are at least 33 players.
The real number of scouts and breeders is difficult to name: they are scattered all over the world and working in their clubs, or federations, or just agents.
If you meet any more serious, strong player than the current player of the team, he is often taken, despite the opinion of the coach.
The coach can only indicate some problematic positions in the squad, but the last word is still with the club.
An amazing story happened with the AS Monaco club, where its owner Dmitry Rybolovlev made a strategically correct transfer of Alexander Golovin, despite the criticism from the press and well-known journalists.
About public and private clubs
If one club becomes a champion all the time, it doesn’t mean it’s a good club, it means all the other clubs are bad. The clubs should start earning money.
After that, the private sector will immediately come and start thinking about how to earn money. There will always be wealthy people who will be ready to invest in the team if they are explained the tasks and allowed to earn money.
When a club is dependent on the state, it becomes unprofitable.
A club that fights for 14-16th places cannot have a budget of less than $25-30 million, but here the question arises: where did this money come from?
Have the budget holders received less than enough money somewhere?
People who work in such clubs do not think about how to earn money: they can always go to the governor and ask for money for salaries and transfers and do not think about anything at all. And the private sector has to think and earn money – there is no way out.
On the formation of prices for outgoing transfers
Players are evaluated first of all by their level, it is enough to know the cost of recent transfers approximately equal in the level of players.
In addition, there are special agencies where absolutely independent people work, which nobody knows at all.
It is very important, which club the player goes to. If, for example, there is a player worth 15 million, then selling it to Real Madrid, you can think about a discount of a couple of million – it’s a matter of prestige and image.
Tomorrow, our club will be noticed by the players who will already know that they can easily leave the club for Real Madrid, Chelsea or some other top club.
And if a player is going to be bought by the same average club as we are, why should we give up?
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