10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here is what’s happening in the soccer industry this morning…

  • Thousands of people lined the streets in Lisbon, Portugal yesterday to pay tribute to former Benfica striker Eusebio , after he died of a heart attack on Sunday, January 5th of a heart attack at the age of 71.
  • The French comedian that Nicolas Anelka (and other players) have imitated with the la quenelle gesture has been banned by several French cities that have accused him of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims and anti-semitism.
  • Harry Redknapp insists that Loic Remy will cost Newcastle as much as £16 million if they want to keep the on-loan QPR striker permanently.
  • The Premier League has confirmed that referee Mark Clattenburg will remain available to work Southampton matches, after the club has protested his overseeing of their games after he allegedly insulted Saints captain Adam Lallana.
  • Though Sam Allardyce has not been sacked yet, both his club and his job are still under fire. Reports have linked Harry Redknapp to be the odds-on favorite to replace Allardyce but the former Hammer denies any such claims.
  • Seria A side Inter Milan have confirmed that they are in talks with BPL club Chelsea over midfielder Fredy Guarin.
  • Amid the Camilo Sanvezzo – Vancouver Whitecaps controversy, club president Bob Lenarduzzi made a statement hoping to put an end to speculation, saying “he is our player”, and reminded everyone that he is still under contract with the Whitecaps.
  • Seattle Sounders have re-signed hometown hero Lamar Neagle to a contract extension on Monday, though terms and conditions were not disclosed per MLS policy.
  • Balfour Beatty, a British construction company, has won the bid to convert London’s Olympic stadium into the 54,000 seat home of Premier League club West Ham United.
  • CONMEBOL has said that clubs participating in the 2014 Copa Libertadores knockout competition stand to receive 95% of the revenues from broadcasting rights sales for the tournament.
Reporting on the business side of the world's game.