A monthly compilation of interesting business news related to soccer. September 2012.
Transfer spending rises in England, France and Germany – September 3rd
Spending in the summer transfer window has increased year-on-year in England’s Premier League, France’s Ligue 1 and Germany’s 1.Bundesliga, but has reduced in Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s Primera Division, according to analysis by Deloitte.
The business advisory firm said that player transfer spending by Premier League clubs was around £490 million in the 2012 summer window, marginally up from the £485 million spent in summer 2011 but just short of the £500 million record of 2008. Transfer fees to overseas clubs were around £300 million, almost 50% up on the level seen in 2011.
Full Article >> Soccerex
Manchester United chief executive David Gill will put club allegiances to one side if successful in bid to represent England on Uefa board – September 4th
Manchester United chief executive David Gill will put his club allegiances to one side in his bid to represent England on the board of UEFA.Gill will stand for election as the Football Association’s nominee to the influential 16-strong body that decides on the European football governing body’s policies.
An election will be held at the UEFA Congress in London next May when all the 53 member nations will each have a vote.
Full Article >> The Independent