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Just as well a global pandemic hasn't tanked the finances of everyone they'd normally sell to...

Haha, yep. Mane, Salad and Firmino have all been making noises, but nobody has the type of money that would enable Liverpool to buy like for like replacements.

Perfect storm - with no fucking Golden Sky at the end of it for them!!

My concern is the collapse of the Newcastle Saudi deal.

One of the Barca election candidates is pitching selling a 49 per cent fan stake and the owners of Liverpool are also open to a sale.
 

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Haha, yep. Mane, Salad and Firmino have all been making noises, but nobody has the type of money that would enable Liverpool to buy like for like replacements.

Perfect storm - with no fucking Golden Sky at the end of it for them!!

My concern is the collapse of the Newcastle Saudi deal.

One of the Barca election candidates is pitching selling a 49 per cent fan stake and the owners of Liverpool are also open to a sale.
The Barca lad won't win with that pitch. I know a few club members and selling any shares is red line territory for them.
 

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The Barca lad won't win with that pitch. I know a few club members and selling any shares is red line territory for them.

They might not have a choice at some stage.

They said the same about carrying a shirt sponsor before the Unicef agreement.

Then it was Beko and then the Qatar foundation.

We know these 'history' clubs are the first to leave their principles at the door if it means they can stay near the top.

Both Madrid and Barca are courting Middle East money and aren't in a position to dicate terms.
 

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They might not have a choice at some stage.

They said the same about carrying a shirt sponsor before the Unicef agreement.

Then it was Beko and then the Qatar foundation.

We know these 'history' clubs are the first to leave their principles at the door if it means they can stay near the top.

Both Madrid and Barca are courting Middle East money.
They'll court it in sponsorships though not equity sales. I can see them selling the naming rights for Camp Nou.
 

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They'll court it in sponsorships though not equity sales. I can see them selling the naming rights for Camp Nou.

Possibly, but unless that stadium includes a £600m rebuild, nobody is going to be daft enough to give them the cash they need in a post-Messi era, never mind a Covid downturn.

Abu Dhabi even pulled out from doing the same with the Bernabeu, wasn't worth it to them.

Same reason the TV rights are now in the toilet and these clubs are forcing the European Super League.

Unless these clubs can get hold of Saudi or Chinese money, they are staring into a decade long abyss.
 

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Haha, yep. Mane, Salad and Firmino have all been making noises, but nobody has the type of money that would enable Liverpool to buy like for like replacements.

Perfect storm - with no fucking Golden Sky at the end of it for them!!

My concern is the collapse of the Newcastle Saudi deal.

One of the Barca election candidates is pitching selling a 49 per cent fan stake and the owners of Liverpool are also open to a sale.

They are all about to hit 30 and lose most of their sale value as well. It is really quite bad luck for Liverpool that.

Barca will never sell a stake IMO. Not only are the fans against, it, but it gives them massive tax benefits because they are classified as a non-profit as long as they are fan-owned. Those tax cuts are worth an insane amount of money over 10-20 years.
 

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Possibly, but unless that stadium includes a £600m rebuild, nobody is going to be daft enough to give them the cash they need in a post-Messi era, never mind a Covid downturn.

Abu Dhabi even pulled out from doing the same with the Bernabeu, wasn't worth it to them.

Same reason the TV rights are now in the toilet and these clubs are forcing the European Super League.

Unless these clubs can get hold of Saudi or Chinese money, they are starting into a decade long abyss.
A decade long abyss they'll be getting then, the club members will never vote through an equity sale and it needs to be voted through at an EGM, the president can't authorise it.
 

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I don't think we've ever had such competition for a player. Basically every single team who has the money needs him and the alternatives aren't great. That's why I doubt he'll go this summer or go for only 100m.
 

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