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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe 20:46 - Aug 24 with 1257 viewsMullet

Insane. 160m Euros.


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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 20:52 - Aug 24 with 1211 viewsJDB23

Think that's less than what PSG paid for him from Monaco, but he only has a year left on his contract so that's a pretty mental fee.
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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 21:11 - Aug 24 with 1148 viewsnoggin

Whenever I read these headlines, I want to give up on football. Is this what we all aspire to? It's disgusting.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 21:25 - Aug 24 with 1102 viewschicoazul

They’re broke. In fact it’s worse than that, they owe something like €700m. Guess the club of Franco will get bailed out by the state again.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 21:50 - Aug 24 with 1027 viewsWD19

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 20:52 - Aug 24 by JDB23

Think that's less than what PSG paid for him from Monaco, but he only has a year left on his contract so that's a pretty mental fee.


Or put another way, a little bit less than Spurs want for an increasingly injury prone Harry Kane.
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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 08:40 - Aug 25 with 771 viewsDeano69

Football. Ruined.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 08:42 - Aug 25 with 766 viewsHerbivore

Kayden Jackson is available for a fraction of that if they're after a striker that's all about pace and not much else.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 08:47 - Aug 25 with 750 viewsbluelagos

160m Euros is £137m

Given his age, that looks like a very good price in comparison to the £160 Spurs want for Kane.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 08:57 - Aug 25 with 725 viewsMattinLondon

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 21:11 - Aug 24 by noggin

Whenever I read these headlines, I want to give up on football. Is this what we all aspire to? It's disgusting.


Why is it disgusting?
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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:04 - Aug 25 with 705 viewsbluelagos

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 08:57 - Aug 25 by MattinLondon

Why is it disgusting?


The amount of money in football leaves a number of issues for me. The player wages, transfer fees, agent fees all need funding.

Who pays? You and me. Whether that is Sky subs, vastly increased ticket prices or the £100+ shirts on offer.

Premier league football has become the preserve of the wealthy. No more a working class game for ordinary people. Check out ST or match day prices at Arsenal or Chelsea for evidence of that.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:07 - Aug 25 with 693 viewsnoggin

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 08:57 - Aug 25 by MattinLondon

Why is it disgusting?


Because due to the obscene wealth divide around the world, many people, even in the richest nations, can't afford to feed their kids, let alone take them to a football match. I guess it's just my opinion but the huge amounts of money being spent by football clubs just doesn't sit well with me.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:37 - Aug 25 with 613 viewshype313

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:04 - Aug 25 by bluelagos

The amount of money in football leaves a number of issues for me. The player wages, transfer fees, agent fees all need funding.

Who pays? You and me. Whether that is Sky subs, vastly increased ticket prices or the £100+ shirts on offer.

Premier league football has become the preserve of the wealthy. No more a working class game for ordinary people. Check out ST or match day prices at Arsenal or Chelsea for evidence of that.


The irony of Arsenal is that they are one of the most, if not most, expensive tickets in the country, whilst having no Champions League or Europa League to speak of.

Essentially, for these London clubs it's a day out and a tourist attraction like Madam Tussauds, London Zoo and the Imperial War museum to tick off the box.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:43 - Aug 25 with 595 viewsSwansea_Blue

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 21:11 - Aug 24 by noggin

Whenever I read these headlines, I want to give up on football. Is this what we all aspire to? It's disgusting.


I don't think we're aspiring to bid €160m for Mbappe


It's a tad on the obscene side isn't it.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:54 - Aug 25 with 569 viewsOsborneOneNil

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:07 - Aug 25 by noggin

Because due to the obscene wealth divide around the world, many people, even in the richest nations, can't afford to feed their kids, let alone take them to a football match. I guess it's just my opinion but the huge amounts of money being spent by football clubs just doesn't sit well with me.


It’s like the Movie Star too, isn’t it. Getting £20 Million for a film. Is that right?
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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:55 - Aug 25 with 566 viewstractorboy1978

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:04 - Aug 25 by bluelagos

The amount of money in football leaves a number of issues for me. The player wages, transfer fees, agent fees all need funding.

Who pays? You and me. Whether that is Sky subs, vastly increased ticket prices or the £100+ shirts on offer.

Premier league football has become the preserve of the wealthy. No more a working class game for ordinary people. Check out ST or match day prices at Arsenal or Chelsea for evidence of that.


They've let the genie out of the bottle in allowing super rich business people, and in some instances entire nations, to run football clubs. It's too late to put it back now. When this whole Super League thing kicked off, pundits and fans were kicking off because these wealthy individuals needed to understand football in this country. It's actually the other way around, all associated with football need to understand the motives of big business.

Man City and PSG are effectively pawns in a game between two nations that want to have a dick measuring contest.
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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 11:10 - Aug 25 with 477 viewsjayessess

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 09:07 - Aug 25 by noggin

Because due to the obscene wealth divide around the world, many people, even in the richest nations, can't afford to feed their kids, let alone take them to a football match. I guess it's just my opinion but the huge amounts of money being spent by football clubs just doesn't sit well with me.


I have the same feelings about the wealth divide, but the focus on football always strikes me as a bit irrational, really. Football clubs are quite small businesses, relatively speaking. Real Madrid's revenues are less than 1/5th of Sports Direct's, 3% of Asda's.

They're buying a revenue-generating asset in much the same way as any other business would. They'll pay him a massive salary in much the same way Asda will pay their senior management massive salaries.

Yet, morally and emotionally football club spending upsets people more. Football clubs furloughing employees during Covid stoked much more outrage than much larger businesses doing likewise did. It's like we only notice basic bits of capitalism because they put a football team out on the pitch.
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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 11:26 - Aug 25 with 442 viewsnoggin

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 11:10 - Aug 25 by jayessess

I have the same feelings about the wealth divide, but the focus on football always strikes me as a bit irrational, really. Football clubs are quite small businesses, relatively speaking. Real Madrid's revenues are less than 1/5th of Sports Direct's, 3% of Asda's.

They're buying a revenue-generating asset in much the same way as any other business would. They'll pay him a massive salary in much the same way Asda will pay their senior management massive salaries.

Yet, morally and emotionally football club spending upsets people more. Football clubs furloughing employees during Covid stoked much more outrage than much larger businesses doing likewise did. It's like we only notice basic bits of capitalism because they put a football team out on the pitch.
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The difference for me is that I still think of a football club as a community asset, built for the ordinary people of that community. Like I've said many times, football left me behind years ago.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 11:35 - Aug 25 with 417 viewsjayessess

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 11:26 - Aug 25 by noggin

The difference for me is that I still think of a football club as a community asset, built for the ordinary people of that community. Like I've said many times, football left me behind years ago.


But most football clubs were built by the local bourgeoisie, to show off, to sustain their pre-eminent status in their local community, as something to occupy their sons, as a branding exercise, as paternalism towards their workforce. Then they spent much of the second half of the 20th Century passing from the historic local bourgeoisie into the hands of various petty local capitalists then finally into the hands of global capital.

You could count the number of genuine community-owned assets in the English football league on one hand.

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Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 13:45 - Aug 25 with 331 viewsgordon

Real have bid the GDP of a small country for Mbappe on 21:50 - Aug 24 by WD19

Or put another way, a little bit less than Spurs want for an increasingly injury prone Harry Kane.


If I were Spurs I would have cashed in on Harry Kane, definitely.
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