Liverpool handed £30m basis to accomplish midfield transfer take
The French midfielder is bad on the guide of a numeral of European clubs this summer
Back in the summer of 2020 the universal had already arrived but the genuine capital effect of what was to come had not yet been realised.
The pressed gap on their season in March and resumed in June, with strew companies objective rebates the matches that had been pushed back.
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But given the monstrous sums that broadcasters salary for Premier League topic and the central that flows into the biggest confederation in the world, the League has been able to ride out the cyclone change than most, even if it is congeal for combined losses across clubs of around £1.5bn as a result of the pandemic.
English football's top flight managed to attain off pretty lightly when you move a look across Europe, with clubs even as vast as Barcelona and Real Madrid having to and implement wage cuts in behest to morass through. In the position of Barcelona they aren't even assured of being able to guide Lionel Messi and new signings Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero succeeding season unless they significantly diminish their wage account below La Liga's strict fee cap.
But there are few leagues who have been hit quite as hard as French football.
Ligue 1, France's prime tier, has for some situation wanted to bridge the gap betwixt themselves and the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga, having fallen away when it comes to competing at the top merit of European competition, the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain's enormous spending has allowed them to try and drive forward, but even that wasn't enough to deliver a coalition word for them last season as Lille claimed the honours.
It was a monstrous slope from the protocol that had existed previously with long-time broadcaster Canal+ and one that emboldened clubs to go out and spend in the education that they had some legitimate money preventive dilatory them.
But the widespread hit and Mediapro missed one cost of £157m in October last year, then another for the equivalent amount in December.
Last season was one of deep capital distress for French clubs, PSG excluded. Such was their desire to own up with the biggest leagues in Europe that they entered into a major multi-year diffuse pact with Mediapro for a price around £1bn per season.
That was enough to cast French football into eddy and force the LFP, the league's dominant body, to seek a government loan to offices clubs meet their short-term obligations.
Mediapro exited the countryside in a messy divorce and Canal+ came back on board on a shorter protocol worth some £400m less for the remainder of the season. But now they own removed themselves from the equation after , with Canal+ woebegone at what Amazon were paying for so a great deal games compared to what they were paying for so few.
This novel uproar has plunged French football into an even deeper crisis and the clubs, who boast some of Europe's best knack amongst their ranks, are facing pecuniary blemish in some cases unless they can plight in a inflame sale and bear in cash from their assets. But with the break of the continent knowing that French football does not own a strong hand, what they would have achieved 12 to 18 months ago is not what they would realise in the doorstep this summer.
From a ruthless dab of view, there has never been a improve juncture for to contract with some of their longer denominate targets, and it is naturally device that would clank with the strategy of signing younger players for less than their true value.
The 23-year-old Lyon midfielder has been on the radar for the Reds for some time, and he is of the age that FSG commit long to swivel on in the coming jettison windows, especially as Liverpool's heart coalition gets older and into their 30s. Having an older element is not what FSG want, nor is it the cheapest procedure to operate, with older other experienced players often additional expensive when it comes to salaries, unless it is an Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe you are signing.
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Last summer Aouar was being touted around Europe with a value of around £54m. This summer that value has plummeted to around the £21m to £25m bracket - a impending £30m drop.
Lyon failed to perform the Champions League for this coming season after finishing fourth in Ligue 1, and on peak of the losses incurred last year through the pandemic, French newspaper L'Equipe reports that the mace could be looking at a deficit of some €184m (£159m).
That is enough to front the mace to move on their higher earners such as Aouar and Maxwell Cornet, but they know that in a flat offload tout they will obtain to secondary their expectations from 12 months ago significantly.
A year ago a covenant at £54m would keep seemed unlikely for Liverpool to plight in, especially after spending immense to anchor Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara. But this summer, given that assets keep already started to arrive thanks to the £17m raised from the sales of Marko Grujic to FC Porto and Taiwo Awoniyi to Union Berlin, it is a contract that is realistic.
But such a trouper at a cleft charge bequeath hold alerted plenty of further hidden suitors, and Liverpool would obtain a battle on their hands should they wish to affiance a actor who has been on their shortlist for some time.
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