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Winners And Losers From January Transfer Window

January Transfer Window

Another January transfer window has come and gone. This one though lacked the fireworks of previous windows due to the ongoing impact that COVID-19 is having on the finances of football clubs around the world.

The lack of money does not mean that some clubs improved themselves during the window, while the lack of activity was a nightmare for some.

Here is a look at the winners and losers from the past month of transfer business

January Transfers Winners
Arsenal
Both on and off the pitch, things are looking a lot rosier at Arsenal now than they did just over a month ago.

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Pochettino Wins First Trophy As A Manager

Mauricio Pochettino won the first trophy of his managerial career as Paris St-Germain beat Marseille to win the Trophee des Champions in Lens.

The Trophee des Champions is France’s version of the Community Shield – a game between the league and cup winners.

It was only the former Spurs manager’s third game in charge of PSG after being appointed earlier this month.

Mauro Icardi tapped home PSG’s opener from close range and won a penalty which Neymar scored for the second while Dmitri Payet scored a late consolation with a clever flick for Marseille.

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COVID Expected To Cost Football Clubs Over €5B This Season

Lost Revenue Due To COVID

An eye-watering £4.5billion loss is expected to be suffered across Europe’s top six leagues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from KMPG.

The international audit company have compiled an in-depth study into the effects the ongoing Covid-19 chaos caused last season, with particular focus given to the 2020/21 champions of the major European divisions.

All six champions, Real Madrid, Juventus, Liverpool, Porto, PSG and Bayern Munich, saw a decrease in operating revenues with estimated losses in that department across those six divisions reaching -€5B.

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PSG Hire Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino PSG

Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager, replacing the sacked Thomas Tuchel following a difficult start to the domestic season.

Pochettino is back in management just over a year after his sacking at Tottenham, whom he had led to the Champions League final the season before but he has only been handed an 18-month contract on a deal that runs until June 2022. There is an option to extend for a further year.

He was seen at PSG’s training ground on Saturday and was announced shortly after 3pm as the French champions new boss.

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Marseille Tickets

Olympique de Marseille or simply Marseille, is once again expected to challenge for another Ligue 1 title this year.

Marseille play their football at the 60,000-seater Stade Vélodrome which it moved to in 1937. The stadium filled regularly by the impressive L’OM fans and is said to have one of the best atmospheres in the league. Every time Marseille score a goal at the Stade Vélodrome, the song Come with Me by Puff Daddy is played.

The club’s colours are light blue and white but Marseille are renowned for their eccentric designs on their away and alternative kits.

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Paris Saint-Germain Tickets

Paris Saint-Germain will look to win another Ligue One title this year, but for PSG being Champions of France is not the ultimate goal. That is to win the Champions League and be called the Champions of Europe. Will that happen for PSG this season? We have Paris Saint-Germain tickets for all the big games as PSG look for glory domestically and in Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Paris Saint-Germain Tickets

Where to buy Paris Saint Germain football tickets? Paris St Germain Official Website. Book at psg.fr. All tickets for PSG home games are sold for the ‘local’ section of the stadium (i.e. where all the tourists will be gathered). If you don’t want to sit with the tourists, you can select from the tickets below.

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Bordeaux Tickets

FC Girondins de Bordeaux was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest clubs in France. Bordeaux has enjoyed great success over the years and is traditionally one of France’s biggest clubs.

The club is nicknamed Les Girondins, named after the French revolutionaries who came from the Bordeaux region. They are the current holders of the domestic cup, the Coupe de France, after beating Evian 3-2 in the final.

Boredeaux has won the domestic Ligue 1 title six times, most recently in 2009. The club also has four Coupe de France titles and three Coupe de la Ligue titles to its name.

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Mauricio Pochettino Expected To Take Over At PSG

Mauricio Pochettino

Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain and is set to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, with a meeting with the former Tottenham boss planned for today.

Pochettino has already spoken to PSG chiefs about succeeding Tuchel, who was revealed to have been sacked on Wednesday night, just hours after overseeing PSG’s 4-0 win over Racing Strasbourg.

According to Sky Germany, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo sacked the 47-year-old after the club’s emphatic win at the Parc des Princes, which came four months after Tuchel led the Parisian outfit to the Champions League final.

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Lionel Messi Hands In Transfer Request

Lionel Messi Transfer News

We knew things were bad at the Camp Nou between the Barcelona players and the board. We knew that Lionel Messi was upset but still we were shocked when the news came out that Messi had activated a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Although his contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, Messi and his legal team believe the clause will allow him to terminate his deal unilaterally.