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Brian Keating

Long-term Republic of Ireland season ticket holder and passionate Liverpool fan, but will watch any sport. Especially if Ireland are playing it! Views are my own.

China’s Spending Spree Continues As Argentine Attacker Leaves Europe

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 15: Ezequiel Lavezzi of PSG tackles Jordi Alba of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona at Parc des Princes on April 15, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Over the last two decades the influx of broadcasting and sponsorship money has driven the transfer and wage figures up to ludicrous heights. But no matter how big these figures were, one could always justify them somewhat. If the clubs are generating more money it makes sense for transfer fees and wages to reflect this. That’s basic economics. However, the …

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