Bundesliga clubs could benefit from market resumption with early resumption, finance expert says

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Borussia Dortmund starring Jadon Sancho (L) and Erling Holland

According to football finance experts, if the league reopens in May, the transfer of Bundesliga clubs could benefit the market.

The German Football League (DFL) confirmed on Thursday that the country’s top flight would resume on May 9, but the decision would have the backing of politicians.

The Bundesliga will once again play games in Europe’s top leagues after being forced to suspend the schedule due to a carnivirus epidemic.

Stars such as Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Arab Leipzig striker Timo Werner have been linked with a move abroad, especially with Premier League clubs.

However, Kieran Maguire believes that German clubs could be more attractive if they can reassure players about regular football, and that 2021 is more likely to be played in front of salespeople than behind closed doors.

“I think the cash benefits will start for clubs and the countries where football pays back to the spectators,” Maguire told Stats Performer.

“If German football comes back before the paying spectators in May, what could happen is that when the transfer market reopens, there will be more cash physically to spend in that market than in other European countries.

“It won’t be a huge amount because even in the Bundesliga the clubs still rely on TV money and very good commercial links from German clubs. But it will definitely help these clubs.

“What they can do is offer the players a promise: ‘If you come to us, when the Bundesliga starts in 2022, you will have a paying audience in front of you.’ This is a much more interesting offer for football than playing in front of an empty bowl.” Player.

Maguire also believes that Bundesliga clubs – which by law do not allow commercial investors to own more than 49 per cent of the shares – may be dependent on the sale of Premier League players or cash that is more dependent on player sales or more wealthy owners. Help.

“The Bundesliga is very organized because it involves the fans at the head of the way it operates,” he explained. “Also, in the Bundesliga we see lower cost, so it is in a better position than the Premier League clubs.

“What people don’t realize is that two-thirds of the clubs in the Premier League are losing money on a daily basis.

“They rely on the owners and they rely on weird airflows in the form of player sales to balance the books. And yet, we lost more than মিল 100 million each to Chelsea and Everton last year. “

Maguire added that the Champions League was over due to possible financial problems at UEFA after the 2012-20 tournament was canceled.

“If the money is not distributed in a way that can cause legal harm that satisfies everyone,” he said. “The thing we know about football is that the club owners are a fairly fussy bunch and they are a very useless team, so everyone will claim that they have been disadvantaged.

“Therefore, from UEFA’s point of view, it is essential that the Champions League end because of the amount of money needed.

“First, they got the broadcasting contract and so they got the legal obligation of the broadcasters. As big a winner as Champions League UEFA is, we would expect to see some form of resume.

“One-leg matches have been discussed; pooled matches have been discussed in the centers to reduce the chances of the virus spreading around.

“I think we are far from these decisions because anyone in football who tries to offer something that is not in the public health interest will be killed and that’s exactly what will happen.”

Kieran Maguire is the author of Price Football, now all the proceeds go to charity.