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Notes & Quotes: April 20, 2019; Open Thread

Real reportedly set for new Adidas deal and new Jovic rumors

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Real Madrid reportedly set to sign new deal with Adidas

According to El Confidencial, Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sign a new deal with Adidas worth around €120 million per season. The deal is reportedly a length of ten years and includes add-ons depending on performance.

Should Real capture LaLiga and Champions League trophies during these ten years, the add-ons would reportedly be up to €30 million, making the deal a lucrative €150 million.

This would be the highest valued Adidas deal in football as Manchester United’s current deal is worth around €75 million. Barcelona and Nike hold the biggest deal in world football with a total value of €155 million.

It’s unclear whether or not this deal will come to fruition as the article lays out the details. Should Real Madrid confirm this in the near future, this would be a huge deal for the club that would bring in even more cash flow.

This is one deal we’ll have to keep a close eye on to see if anything comes of it and if the extended deal is really going to happen.

Jovic reportedly close to signing with Real Madrid—AS reports

According to AS, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic is reportedly close to signing with Real Madrid. The article alleges that despite Frankfurt exercising the €6 million option on Jovic’s loan from Benfica, they are still willing to sell him for around €50-60 million.

The report also says that Real Madrid and Frankfurt are in advanced talks and Benfica would receive around 20% of Jovic’s transfer fee. Barcelona was reportedly close as well several months ago, before Luka’s father Milan recently commented saying Luka has no interest in Barcelona and wants to stay at Frankfurt to win there.

Obviously, Jovic is a huge transfer at only 21 years old and the skill level he is already at. He and Benfica’s Joao Felix are the two hottest young strikers in the Europa League this season and are getting all the attention.

Personally, not much stock should be put into AS transfer rumors as they are usually wrong. I think it is much more likely that Jovic stays in Germany next season to continue building his stock.

It’s definitely an interesting premise because Jovic is the striker of the future that Real would want to replace Benzema. It just doesn’t seem likely that Frankfurt would purchase Jovic from Benfica just to sell him already, even if it is for a hefty profit.

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