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Combined Market Value of Sadio Mané, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Saúl Ñíguez Slumped by €100M, Three Biggest Drops in 2021



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The 2020/21 football season, which ended before the rescheduled Euro 2020 kicked off, brought some huge changes in players’ market value. While some footballers managed to capitalize on their excellent form and scores, others ended the season with multi-million drops in their valuation, with Liverpool, Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona stars leading the way.

According to data presented by Safe, Sadio Mané, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Saúl Ñíguez top the list of the biggest market value drops in 2021. Statistics show the three famous footballers lost €100 million in combined market value since the beginning of the year.

Sadio Mané’s Value Plunged by €35 Million, the Biggest Fall This Year

Football players` market value is closely related to their age and performance on the pitch. While some players can have their market values rise exponentially with a string of good performances, a rough patch of form and sitting on the sidelines can negatively affect it too.

The TransferMarkt data showed Sadio Mané had witnessed the most significant market value drop this year. Liverpool’s left-winger has been one of the first names on the teamsheet for Klopp since his £30 million move from Southampton in 2016. However, his valuation dropped significantly this year.

In December 2019, it amounted to €150 million, the highest figure in the career. However, by October 2020, this figure shrunk to €120 million and has continued falling ever since. Statistics show Sadio Mané’s valuation dropped to €85 million as of June, a €35 million plunge since the beginning of the year.

His teammate, Trent Alexander-Arnold, is second on the list with also a €35 million drop in his value, plummeting from a sky-high €110 million to €75 million as of May.

Saúl Ñíguez witnessed the third-largest decrease in 2021, with his market value going down from €70 million in December 2020 to €40 million in June, a 42% plunge in six months. The TransferMarkt data also indicate the market value of Atlético Madrid’s midfielder has constantly been falling since December 2019, when it peaked at €90 million.

Philippe Coutinho and Miralem Pjanić complete the top five list, with €30 million market value drop each. Statistics show the five players have had a total of €160 million shaved off their values since the beginning of the year.

Pedri Tops the List of Biggest Market Value Increases in 2021

Although some football stars have witnessed significant market value drops since the beginning of the year, other football players increased their valuations significantly.

The last two years were life-changing for Spanish midfielder Pedri. In August 2019, he made his first-team debut with second-division side Las Palmas at the age of only 16, which was just the start of his meteoric rise. In March 2021, Pedri represented his country for the first time at the senior level, and only three months later, he became the youngest player to represent Spain in European Championship.

Statistics show the market value of the talented attacking midfielder stood at €30 million in December 2020. Since then, this figure surged by €50 million, the most significant increase among all players in the 2020/2021 season.

Atletico Madrid’s central midfielder, Marcos Llorente, ranked second with a €35 million increase and €80 million in market value as of May.

The TransferMarkt data show the 21-year-old Norwegian football player, Erling Haaland, witnessed the third-largest market value growth in 2021. Six months ago, Borussia Dortmund’s center-forward was worth €100 million. Since then, his market value jumped to €130 million, ranking him the second most valuable football player globally.

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MultiChoice Introduces Special World Cup Package on GOtv

The package named “Jolli YaQatar” was launched today and it comes with a new discount offer



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The mother brand of GOtv, MultiChoice has introduced a special world cup package for GOtv subscribers.

The package named “Jolli YaQatar” was launched today and it comes with a new discount offer, Investors King learnt. 

According to a statement released by MultiChoice, the decoder and one-month subscription which was previously N6,900 will now be available for N4,900.

“Starting from Saturday, November 26, customers can get a GOtv decoder at just N4,900 instead of N6,900,” the statement read.

Additionally, all matches of the FIFA World Cup are now available to GOtv customers on Supa, Max, and Jolli packages.

MultiChoice Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, John Ugbe, noted that the special package will enable more Nigerian families to enjoy the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

He added that the company has included more channels to capture all moments at the ongoing world cup in Qatar. 

“This special World Cup price offer will allow more Nigerians access to live matches and show-stopping moments at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. To further drive this, we have extended more World Cup dedicated channels to every customer,” he said.

GOtv is one of the most popular pay-per-view television service providers in Nigeria. 

Apart from being relatively affordable, it has a lot of exciting channels which include Africa Magic Urban, Honey, SuperSport, WWE, SuperSport channels, KIX, StarLife, Cartoon Network, ESPN, Zee World, TeleMundo, CNN International, Al Jazeera, Discovery Family, B4U Movies, TNT Africa.

Others include MTV Base, HIP TV,  M-Net Movies 4, ROK, Discovery ID, Nat Geo Wild, Da Vinci Kids, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Jim Jam, and a lot more.

In all, GOtv has over 80 exciting channels covering news both local and international, music, sports, documentaries, series, movies, and children’s programmes.

GOtv subscription begins from N1,900 a month on GOtv Jinja, to N2,800 for GOtv Jolli. GOtv Mass monthly subscription goes for N4,150 while the all-round package, GOtv Supa goes for N5,500. 

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Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe to Bid for Manchester United as David Beckham Struggles to Raise Fund

Again, Sir Jim Ratcliffe moves to acquire Manchester United



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British richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has launched a bid for Manchester United amid a report that the Glazer family put the Premier League club up for sale. This is the second time Jim Ratcliffe will be aiming to buy the most valuable club in England. 

Investors King learnt that the Glazer family planned to sell the club at a valuation of £5 billion. The 70-year-old has been a lifelong fan of Manchester United. 

While recounting his first attempt to purchase the club, Ratcliffe stated that he planned to submit a bid higher than the club’s valuation. 

Meanwhile, former England captain David Beckham, who spent more than ten years at Manchester United has stated that he is open to holding talks with potential bidders for the club, Financial Times reported. 

This is after it has been reported that the football legend is having difficulty raising the fund. He has however called on other interested investors to join him to bid for the club. 

Reacting to the development, Manchester United shares were up at nearly 19 percent at the opening of market on Wednesday. This is in addition to the 14 percent gain it recorded on Tuesday afternoon. 

In a similar development, Manchester United fans have called for fresh investment and new ownership to boost the title chances of the club after many years of unimpressive performance. 

“Our club needs new investment more than ever. That requires new ownership,” the fans group stated in a statement. 

They added that the fans group should be given the opportunity to have a say in the future of the club.

“Any new ownership structure must embed supporters, including a degree of fan share ownership, in their operating model,” they noted. 

With a record of 20 English League titles, 12 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 European Champions Cups, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup, Manchester United is undoubtedly one of the most successful clubs in the world.

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2022 World Cup: $220 Worth Football Competition Begin on Sunday



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As the World anticipates the most watched sporting event scheduled to begin on Sunday, the organiser, FIFA, and the host country, Qatar have perfected plans to host the most expensive sporting event in the world so far. 

Investors King learnt that the government of Qatar is spending a sum of $220 billion to host the three weeks event which will kick start in three days with an opening match between the host country, Qatar, and Ecuador at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium. 

The last world cup which was held in 2018 and hosted by Russia was valued at $11.6 billion. This represents an increase of about 1800%.

Although the host country, Qatar built a new city, new airports, and new stadiums to host the event, observers however opined that the sum expended toward the event is unnecessary and flamboyant.

Ahead of the event, it was learnt that a number of participating countries have arrived in the Middle East country. 

The United States and Australia are the first teams to arrive for this year’s edition of the FIFA world cup. 

It could be noted that Qatar is the first country in the middle east to host the world cup event while it is the smallest country so far to ever host the world football event. 

Meanwhile, to host a hitch-free event, Qatar has partnered with some countries to ensure utmost security at the sporting event which is expected to attract about 1.6 million visitors. 

Thirteen countries, including the U.S., UK, Turkey, France, Germany, and Pakistan, are sending security personnel to Qatar to bolster security at the World Cup tournament.

The United Kingdom has pledged to send its Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to help secure the sea and air bases during the World Cup. 

Pakistan has sent 500 armed soldiers, Turkey is sending 3,000 riot police officers while the United States Forces have also landed in Doha ahead of the opening event on Sunday. 

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