December 9 – Real Madrid has agreed a €225 million loan extension to complete the Santiago Bernabéu remodelling. The club said the loan was required work “not forseen” in the initial plans.
By Paul Nicholson
December 7 – Player values that have dropped on aggregate by 20% over the period of the coronavirus crisis have remained stagnant with few players having regained their pre-pandemic market values, according to an analysis of player market values by KPMG Football Benchmark.
December 7 – The San Francisco 49ers American Football team reportedly have “a deal in place” to buy English Premier League club Leeds United.
December 3 – At the last minute, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have presented an alternative solution to LaLiga’s planned $2.3 billion investment from CVC.
November 24 – FIFA’s biennial World Cup revolution could cost domestic leagues and European governing body UEFA around €8 billion per season in lost TV rights and commercial revenues, according to a report commissioned by the leagues from KPMG and FTI’s Delta Partners.
By David Owen
November 24 – Tottenham Hotspur, not so long ago the most profitable club in the Premier League, have reported another substantial loss for football’s second heavily covid-19-impacted season.
November 25 – Brazilian clubs are contemplating a billion-dollar investment from private equity in a bid to take control of their own league.
November 23 – French second tier club Paris FC, who took a €5 million investment from the Bahrani royal family last year, has added a new investor in British-Sri Lankan entrepreneur Allirajah Subaskaran.
November 15 – Real Madrid have founded an investment vehicle with the objective of financing 30 start-up businesses.
November 14 – Italy have become the third national federation, Europe’s second, to jump on the blockchain-based Fan Token ‘cryptocurrency’ with Socios.com.
November 12 – While the pandemic managed to kill-off clubs’ match-day revenue streams, a report by KPMG Football Benchmark reports “cautious optimism” for sponsorship income with two of Europe’s Big5 football leagues even reporting year-on-year growth in league-wide commercial revenues.
November 11 – Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has purchased a minority stake in West Ham United, the latest overseas investment in a Premier League club.
November 2 – City Football Group (CFG) have reportedly opened negotiations to acquire a 20% stake in Russian club Spartak Moscow.
November 1 – Intercity de Alicante has become the first Spanish club to list on the stock exchange, trading on the BME Growth market, Spain’s second tier exchange dedicated to small- and medium-sized companies.
November 1 – MSA Capital managing partner Ben Harburg has become a new investor at Spanish La Liga club Cadiz. Harburg is reportedly buying a 6% stake in the club.