Messi reveals son Thiago is huge fan of Ronaldo, 5 others and always asks about them

first_imgDespite the constant friction between fans of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, it appears that the Argentine’s son isn’t letting the on-the-pitch rivalry between the pair affect his admiration for the Juventus forward.Messi himself has admitted that Thiago is a big fan of Ronaldo and constantly asks questions about him.The Barcelona star added that Thiago constantly enquires about his Barca teammates, Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal and Antoine Griezmann as well.PSG forward, Kylian Mbappe and Brazil’s Neymar are two other players the seven-year-old loves hearing about, according to Messi.Messi with his three sonsSpeaking to Mundo Deportivo, Messi said of his Barcelona mates, Thiago is particularly fascinated by Vidal’s haircut. “He talks a lot about Luis [Suarez], with whom we have the best relationship, about [Antoine] Griezmann and Arturo [Vidal] since the first day because of his hair and all that,” he said. “Also about people from outside, [Kylian] Mbappe, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Neymar. Yeah, Thiago knows them all, he asks questions and likes it a lot.”Messi added that Thiago and his brother Mateo have developed a love for the game and usually go and watch Barcelona’s training sessions.“The two older ones are showing more dedication to the ball Thiago and Mateo are the ones that understand the most. They come to the pitch and training sessions and are usually close to me.”With football on hiatus in Spain due to the coronavirus outbreak, Messi has been spending a lot more quality time at home with his family.Even two-year-old Ciro joins his father during his workout sessions.last_img read more

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The French League studies a common loan to help the clubs

first_imgThat decision can be a serious blow to the clubs, which in France receive 36% of their income in the first division from television broadcasting rights. Another threat comes from the fact that the transfer market may be severely affected by the slowdown. French clubs are traditionally vendors and they obtained a significant part of their income from this section. In the 2018-2019 season there were some 635 million euros in transfer surpluses, essential to balance their accounts, and according to the French financial control body, the clubs still need about 200 million euros until the end of the season to not end it in negative. Most of the clubs have resorted to partial unemployment mechanisms for their workforce or to salary reductions for their stars. But, even with these solutions, the coffers of the clubs must support up to 84% of the players’ net salary, not covered by the partial employment regulation files. The LFP is in negotiations with the soccer union to reduce wages 50% globally. The crisis is affecting most of the clubs, even the big ones.The main threatened is Olympique de Marseille, who already had red numbers before the arrival of the coronavirus and was in the spotlight of UEFA for that reason. Monaco, another of the greats, has put all its workers on technical unemployment and negotiates with the staff to reduce their wages. The club can benefit from the support of the Principality’s authorities and studies whether it can also receive help from the French State, since it plays in that league. The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), for its part, despite having the largest budget, is also the one with the most losses linked to the pandemic. It is estimated that you can stop entering about 215 million euros. The French Professional Football League (LFP) is considering creating a community credit fund to help clubs overcome financial difficulties they may have due to the slowdown in competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to sources of the organization, it would be a credit of between 200 and 250 million euros that would be requested with the guarantee of future television income, both the current ones, from the BeIN Sports channel, and those of the following seasons, bought by the Spanish Mediapro. In this way, the aim is to allow entities to meet expenses during these months, when they have seen their income decrease due to the lack of ticket sales and all the benefits associated with the parties’ dispute. To this is added that Canal Plus has decided to freeze the payment of 110 million euros that it had to make on April 5, as it could not broadcast the games.last_img read more

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