November 1 – Goals Soccer Centres, operators of five-a-side football venues, has been sold to a newly formed company Northwind 5s, owned by rival operator Soccerworld and private equity firm Inflexion.
October 31 – Bury FC, the first English professional team to go out of business for 27 years, have been given a 35-day extension after a winding-up petition was adjourned in the High Court.
By David Owen
October 30 – Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has confirmed that a stake in the resurgent Midlands club is up for sale, while disclosing that the Chinese-controlled outfit made a profit of roughly £20 million in 2018-19.
By David Owen
October 29 – Inter Milan, lying hot on Juventus’s heels after a promising start to the Serie A season, have reported a net loss of €48.4 million, attributed to “significant investments” made to strengthen on-field performance.
By David Owen
October 24 – Crystal Palace, off to a good start to the season under former England boss Roy Hodgson, appear to have made arrangements in effect to receive a £22.5 million instalment of the transfer fee for wing-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka earlier than scheduled.
October 15 – The owner of Leeds United, one of the sleeping giants of English football, has revealed that Qatar Sports Investments, who own Paris Saint-Germain, are one of three parties interested in taking a major stake in the Championship club.
I have in the past been critical of the financial impact of the Champions League on European club football, and its role in reinforcing formation of a super-elite based partly on whether clubs happen to be located in one of the most lucrative European national TV markets or not.
October 3 – Three years after buying into Crystal Palace, US owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer, look to have put their stake up for sale in a deal that would value the south London club at £210 million.
October 2 – PSG’s duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are still the most valuable players in the world at €225 million and €196 million, but the record breaking summer transfer window has thrown some new names into the pot with Arsenal’s new winger Nicolas Pépé topping a ranking of players who have increased their market value.
October 2 – Dutch club Ajax often have the ‘giants’ epithet attached to them because of their deeds on the pitch. Now they are getting closer to justifying that term financially having reported a 2018/19 financial year that more than doubled turnover to €199.5 million.
October 1 – Cardiff City have been ordered by FIFA to pay the first instalment of €6 million to Nantes for £15 million striker Emiliano Sala who died in January when the light aircraft carrying him to Cardiff two days after he signed crashed into the sea before he could play a single game.
September 30 – Goals, the operator of small-sided football facilities in the UK that has expanded into the US, has had its share listing on AIM market in London suspended.
September 30 – Inter Milan have set club record revenues of about €415 million for the year to June 30, 2019.
September 27 – Neymar is back in Barcelona but not to re-sign for the club.