Football, or as we know it soccer, in the last twenty years has both grown in superstardom but has managed to get out of control, seems like home grown players from the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy hold a much higher ransom to transfer than almost anywhere else in the world.
More recently it has got to the role of if you now play in any of the four most popular leagues in the soccer world, your transfer value quadruples.
In the most recent transfer window Tottenham Hotspur managed to bring in some top quality players, with the most recent being Erik lamella from Roma for almost $47 million, crazy money for a 21 year old, or is it.
Barcelona had an almost identical deal with Lionel Messi, and with the recent transfer market, who knows how much he would be worth right now, so could Iamella be the new Ronaldo or Bale or Messi, only time will tell, he has the raw talent to do so.
Average earnings in the English premier league is now around $100 thousand a week, but if you go back 20 years, you see players like Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne that could light a soccer pitch up earning an average of 2-3 thousand a week, that is some inflation rate right there, so by that means that checkout person who just rang you up is on 3 grand a week.
One thing we do need to look at is how Billionaire playboys have created this overnight, almost by themselves.
Example: you have a Billionaire buy a soccer club, throws 300 million at the manager and says buy the best players on the world, and in fairness who would say no to a 600% pay rise, however the new stadiums the new rates of pay our entertainers are now earning and, let’s not forget the fans are now paying for all this, merchandise is very expensive and a ticket to go and see your superstars has jumped to extreme rates.
As loyal fans we do pay, so the prices will remain high, as long as the seats are being filled and there is demand for more seats this will continue to escalate.