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Newcastle to become richest club ahead of Man City, PSG after Saudi takeover
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Newcastle to become richest club ahead of Man City, PSG after Saudi takeover

Newcastle will be, by some way, the richest team in world football, after a takeover by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund worth a staggering £320billion, according to SportsMail. The Premier League side will have the wealthiest owners globally, once the £300m Saudi takeover is signed off. The takeover is expected to be announced imminently after the Gulf state settled its piracy dispute with Premier League broadcast partner, beIN Sports. It will bring an end to Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the Magpies. Newcastle will be chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and governed by Yasir Al-Rumayyan. The new owners will be richer than Manchester City’s owner, Sheikh Mansour, who has been the world’s richest owner at £23.3bn. Mansour is the deputy prime ministe...
Squid Game set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date
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Squid Game set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date

Squid Game is on its way to becoming Netflix's biggest TV show ever, if the early viewership figures hold. The creepy hyper-violent Korean series premiered on the platform  last month and sees 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game. The multiple rounds of games has a top prize of almost £30 million. The characters take on a traditional children’s game such as Red Light and Green Light, and losing out has an ultimate consequence of death. Though viewers have been left sickened by the gory scenes in the horror thriller series, it has became a global sensation and topped the charts as the number one show in many countries, including the UK and the US. Said to be a horrifying version of Takeshi’s Castle, some fans have repeate...
Ed Sheeran reportedly paid himself a whopping £21.35 million last year from his company
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Ed Sheeran reportedly paid himself a whopping £21.35 million last year from his company

English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran reportedly paid himself a cool £21.35 million last year from his company Ed Sheeran Limited. According to MailOnline, the payout was more than double the £10 million he paid himself in dividend payouts from the company. Accounts seen by publication revealed that in the last three years the Shape of You singer has made £112.4 million pounds, which includes £31.7 million he made last year. After dividend payouts and other costs are taken into account, Ed still has reserves of £26.6 million in the company. The money does not include Ed's tour earnings but focusses on 'writing recording and production of music'. The report said the company performed so well it had a £4.4 million UK corporation tax bill. It was also stated in the report t...
An exercise in despair’ – Barcelona president Laporta slams predecessor Bartomeu over €1.35bn debt
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An exercise in despair’ – Barcelona president Laporta slams predecessor Bartomeu over €1.35bn debt

The Camp Nou chief has responded to a letter from the previous president accusing him of playing a key role in the club's current financial problems Barcelona president Joan Laporta has slammed his predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu while revealing the club's staggering financial losses. Laporta was elected president at Camp Nou for a second term in March, replacing Bartomeu following his resignation at the end of the 2019-20 season. Bartomeu left Barca in financial disarray as they ended up posting record debts in excess of €1 billion (£849m/$1.18bn) at the start of the year, and Laporta has now revealed the full extent of the mess he has been trying to clean up.
Serie A: Mourinho to Ship out 23 Roma Players
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Serie A: Mourinho to Ship out 23 Roma Players

Roma are looking to offload a staggering 23 players this summer, according to the UK Mirror. The Serie A club want the players off their wage books, as they try to recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Very few players are not available for the right price, with former captain Alessandro Florenzi proving the most difficult star to move out, as the club tries to recoup around £35m from the sales. It is a tough task for Roma’s sporting director, Tiago Pinto, who will also need to arm manager Jose Mourinho with new recruits ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. In terms of outgoings, the 23 players linked with an exit from the club are mostly made up of fringe-talent rarely used, starved of first team minutes. For Pinto, the ...
Harry Kane to Become EPL’s highest-paid Player with Man City Deal [Top 10]
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Harry Kane to Become EPL’s highest-paid Player with Man City Deal [Top 10]

  Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, would become the Premier League’s highest paid footballer if he seals his move to Manchester City. Spurs have reportedly made a U-turn on their hardline stance and are now willing to sell their prized asset. City are set to submit a staggering £160million bid. Kane is open to a move to the Etihad, with the Premier League champions ready to double his current wages. The England captain would earn £400,000-a-week if the deal goes through, which would make him the most paid player in England’s top flight. The 27-year-old would overtake Kevin De Bruyne who currently occupies top spot on £385,000-a-week at City after penning a contract extension to 2025 back in May. Premier League top earners if Harry Kane joins Manchester City: ...
Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 
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Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 

Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori has set a new Serie A record for himself after he scored for AC Milan in their 3 - 0 victory against Juventus at the weekend. The England defender nodded in a third goal as Stefano Pioli's side clinched all three points over Juventus, placing a major dent in their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League. The on-loan Chelsea defender, 23, jumped a staggering eight feet and seven inches inside the Allianz Stadium to surpass Ronaldo's record, set last season against Sampdoria. Ronaldo achieved the 'greatest leap' crown when he soared up to 8ft 5inches against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in 2019-20. Tomori's goal against Juventus also saw him become the first Englishman since David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri. A...
EPL: Glazers Set Asking Price to Sell Man Utd
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EPL: Glazers Set Asking Price to Sell Man Utd

  The Glazers are demanding a staggering £4billion to sell Manchester United, the UK Mirror reports. That is the price the American owners have slapped on the Premier League club they bought for £790million in 2005. It is the figure the Glazers believe would have been realised, if the doomed European Super League project had gone ahead. Throughout their unpopular 16-year ownership, the Florida-based family has always insisted they are in United for the long haul and have shown no desire to sell the club. They have instead taken annual dividends amounting to millions while the debt stayed high. But city investors believe a bid close to their £4billion asking price would tempt brothers Joel and Avram, who effectively run the club, to relinquish control.
”Today’s Nigeria is not of a Progressive Country but as a Mass of Cumulative Failure” – Oby Ezekwesili
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”Today’s Nigeria is not of a Progressive Country but as a Mass of Cumulative Failure” – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that Nigeria under the Buhari-led administration, is not a progressive country but a mass of cumulative failure. Ezekwesili shared this thought on her Twitter handle this morning. Her tweets read; ''For 60 years, Nigeria in a classic case of failure of Nation Formation failed to make the transition from Country to Nation. Worse, it even now risks its status as a country as it steadily hobbles down the slippery slope of Fragile State to totter on the brink under @MBuhari Sadly, the *Most Representative Characterization* of today’s Nigeria is not of a Progressive Country, but as a mass of *Cumulative Failure* which is evidently depicted by its staggering Fragile State Indices increasingly over the years. The Fragile State S...
Revealed: Jose Mourinho has been paid a total of £93.5m for his sacking as Football manager
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Revealed: Jose Mourinho has been paid a total of £93.5m for his sacking as Football manager

Football manager/coach, Jose Mourinho has been paid a staggering £93.5 million for his sackings in football. Tottenham ruthlessly sacked Mourinho and his coaching staff on Monday morning, April 19, following a poor run of form in the Premier League . He lasted just 17 months with the 58-year-old in line to receive a whopping pay-out. UK media claim Mourinho will pocket £30 million after club chairman Daniel Levy decided to end his four-year contract with the club. It's now been revealed that so many other clubs paid Mourinho huge amounts after sacking him midway into his contracts. Mourinho has had four of his contracts terminated early since he first joined Chelsea - Chelsea in 2007, Real Madrid in 2013, Chelsea again in 2015, and Manch...
Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 
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Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 

Former footballer, Jhon Viafara, who played in the Premier League for Southampton and Portsmouth, has been handed an 11-year jail sentence after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine into the United States from his native Colombia. The 42-year-old was sentenced by a federal court in Texas on Wednesday, April 1, according to US prosecutors. Viafara, from Robles, Colombia, last November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States, and was extradited north of his homeland in January. He had been accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine into the States, which equates to a staggering £21million into the United States. Prosecutors said that the former Saints star conspired with members of the Gulf Cartel to send cocain...
See Your Team’s Position on the EPL Table
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See Your Team’s Position on the EPL Table

Manchester city top the English Premier league table with with 50 points after beating Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield on Sunday night, February 7. City top their neighbors Manchester United, by 5 points and still have a game in hand, after United struggled against Everton during the 3-3 draw over the weekend. Leicester city are third on the rankings while defending champions, Liverpool are 4th with 40 points. Chelsea are in the 5th position and are gradually climbing up the table while Arsenal are in a distant 10th. On the lower part of the table, Fulham and West Brom are in 18th and 19th position respectively while Sheffield are bottom of the table having picked up just 3 wins and a staggering 18 losses all season.
Staggering Iago Kiladze Stunned Nigerian Prospect Efe Ajagba After Dropping Him With Powerful Shot
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Staggering Iago Kiladze Stunned Nigerian Prospect Efe Ajagba After Dropping Him With Powerful Shot

Georgian-Ukrainian underdog Iago Kiladze produced a shock moment when he managed to floor Nigerian prospect Efe Ajagba in their 2019 boxing clash. Ajagba, 26, had sent Kiladze crashing to the canvas in the second round and looked to assert his dominance in the third round. The 'One and Only,' who is undefeated in the squared circle, connected with a powerful right that sent Kiladze stumbling backwards. Kiladze managed to stay on his feet and astonishingly found space to connect with a powerful right that floored Ajagba. The 34-year-old Georgian-Ukrainian became the first man to send Ajagba crashing to the canvas, but he wasn't able to hand him his first professional defeat. Ajagba would recover from the third-round knockdown to drop Kiladze in the fifth. And the bout wo...
‘De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world’-Xavi
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‘De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world’-Xavi

The former Barcelona playmaker has heaped praise upon the man who picked up the Premier League Player of the Year award last season Kevin De Bruyne is the "best midfielder in the world", according to Xavi, who says the Manchester City star is "on another level" to his peers. De Bruyne has established himself as one of the most consistent performers in the Premier league since completing a £55 million ($73m) move to City from Wolfsburg in 2015. The 29-year-old has hit 57 goals in 222 appearances for the Blues, while also providing a staggering 89 assists, 20 of which were recorded in the top-flight last season.
Europe’s wealthiest man, Bernard Arnault has Lost $30BILLION During Coronavirus Crisis
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Europe’s wealthiest man, Bernard Arnault has Lost $30BILLION During Coronavirus Crisis

Bernard Arnault, the richest man in Europe and third-richest billionaire worldwide, has lost an astonishing $30billion during the Coronavirus pandemic more than any other person in the world. The Frenchman, 71,  is the chairman and CEO of the prestigious luxury empire LVMH Moët Hennessy and oversees a portfolio of 70 luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. While the economy is struggling globally due to the Coronavirus pandemic, LVMH shares has plummeted by 19% in a year, Bloomberg reported. It means Arnault's net worth has plunged by a staggering $30billion, as calculated by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It was also reported that he has lost more than any other individual in the world. As of May 6, the businessman had lost as much money as Jeff Bezos, ch...
Simon Dolan Launches Legal Challenge Against UK Government Demanding Coronavirus Lockdown Ends
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Simon Dolan Launches Legal Challenge Against UK Government Demanding Coronavirus Lockdown Ends

Simon Dolan, one of the UK's richest businessmen, worth a staggering £141million on the Sunday Times Rich List, has launched a legal challenge against the United Kingdom, demanding the government ends it's Coronavirus lockdown as it is affecting businesses and the economy. According to Dolan's lawyers, three major points will be used in challenging the UK Government: the legality of lockdown under UK law, whether it breaches human rights law, and if an exit strategy has been properly considered. His legal challenge comes after the UK Government this week announced that it will not ease lockdown until it is sure there is a “sustained and consistent” fall in daily deaths, the rate of infection has decreased, the NHS can cope, there is enough PPE and there is no risk of a second w...
Lille Football Club of France Place Massive €100m Price Tag on Victor Osimhen
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Lille Football Club of France Place Massive €100m Price Tag on Victor Osimhen

European heavyweight clubs will have to cough up a staggering €100m if they want to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. The 21-year-old Edo native has scored 18 time in 38 appearances in all competitions in 2019/2020 and has been linked to clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona and Arsenal who all need strikers. According to French magazine, Le 10 Sport, Liverpool who enquired of Osimhen's services have been told that they will have to come up with an offer of €100m (£92.8m) if they want to sign Victor Osimhen from Lille during this summer’s transfer window. Osimhen has a contract at Lille until the summer of 2024 but it is currently unclear when the next transfer window will open due to the Coronavirus pandemic affecting the world.
Kenyan Youths Stone man to Death after they Suspected him of having Coronavirus
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Kenyan Youths Stone man to Death after they Suspected him of having Coronavirus

A group of Kenyan youths have killed a man they suspected had the deadly coronavirus. The man identified as George Kotini Hezron, was on his way home from a drinking spree in the village of Msambweni in Kwale County when he was attacked on Wednesday at around 9pm The residents had suspected him of having coronavirus and then attacked him by throwing stones at him before fleeing the scene, according to local media. Hezron was rushed to Msambweni Subcounty Hospital where he died of his injuries. Confirming the incident, County police commander Joseph Nthenge said the attackers took advantage of his drunkenness and beat him up, leaving him for dead. He told Kenyan newspaper The Star: 'Someone reported that the attackers saw the man staggering. They approached him, started a...
Bill Clinton Spills Out Why he Cheated With Monica Lewinsky
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Bill Clinton Spills Out Why he Cheated With Monica Lewinsky

Former President of the USA, Bill Clinton has revealed why he cheated on his wife with Monica Lewinsky while he was in office. Clinton speaking in a new documentary series, ‘Hillary’ set to air on March 6th said he cheated with Lewinsky because it helped to ‘manage his pressures and anxieties at the time in the White House. The former President admitted that when he met Lewinsky, the pressure of the job was too much and he thought to himself ‘Here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while.’ Bill revealed that the pressure being a president at the time made him have an affair with Lewinsky. He described the extra-marital affair as something that he used to take his mind “off work for a while.” Media reported that the scandal at that time led to Clinton being...
Erling Haaland Has A Staggeringly Low Release Clause Of £63m At Borussia Dortmund
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Erling Haaland Has A Staggeringly Low Release Clause Of £63m At Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland's release clause for Borussia Dortmund has been revealed and it's a lot lower than you'd expect. Haaland only signed for Dortmund for £18 Million earlier this window. Erling Haaland has already been tearing up the Bundesliga in the incredibly limited appearances he's already made. In only two games in which he's only played a combined 59 minutes, Haaland has hit the net five times with a goal every 12 minutes. The biggest surprise was the incredibly low transfer fee it took to take Haaland from RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund. The £18 Million deal that was sent to Salzburg doesn't include the agent fees that were reported to be higher than the actual transfer fee, but the deal is already a bargain regardless. However, the deal's fee could be low due to the ver...
World Billionaires Get Poorer, Lose A Staggering $388bn – Report
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World Billionaires Get Poorer, Lose A Staggering $388bn – Report

The world’s richest people became a little ‘poorer’ last year, according to a report by UBS and PwC, as geopolitical turmoil and volatile equity markets reduced the wealth of billionaires for the first time in a decade. Billionaires’ wealth fell by 388 billion dollars globally to 8.539 trillion dollars, the UBS and PwC Billionaires Report found, with a particularly sharp decline in Greater China – the second-biggest home for billionaires after the United States – and the Asia-Pacific region more broadly. Private banks including the world’s largest wealth manager UBS have felt the effects of U.S.-China trade tensions and global political uncertainties, as clients last year shied away from trading and taking on debt in favor of hoarding more cash. “Billionaire wealth dipped in 2...
Jay-Z Officially Becomes Hiphop’s First Billionaire
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Jay-Z Officially Becomes Hiphop’s First Billionaire

Jay-Z once told us that he's not businessman, he's a business, man. According to Forbes' latest cover story, Hov has crossed the proverbial finish line, thanks to his many business endeavours. The cover story details how the rapper born Shawn Carter's net worth "conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire - and the first hip-hop artist to do so." Not only is Hov looking at a whopping $220 million in cash and investments, but when you add his partnerships with liquor brands such as Armand de Brignac and D'Usse where he nets a staggering $410 million combined, in addition to his ownership of Tidal ($100 million), his company Roc Nation ($75 million), and more, you can see why his climb to a billion at 50 years old is an imp...

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