PRE-GAME: Everton enjoy good relations with Brazil on Richarlison while Adidas will be the biggest financial winner in Manchester United shirt sales after Cristiano Ronaldo return
- Adidas keeps majority of revenue in sponsor deal with Manchester United
- Brazil withdrew Richarlison’s summons to be available on Monday
- They asked FIFA to invoke the five-day rulebook on the other teams #
- Maheta Molango has been thwarted in her efforts to raise money for good causes
Adidas will be the biggest financial winner from the increase in jersey sales resulting from Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, with their record-breaking Â£ 750million Premier League sponsorship deal allowing them to retain the vast majority of their earnings. merchandising.
United receiving a guaranteed payout of Â£ 75million each year from adidas, the club’s commission on jersey sales and the resulting bonuses is relatively modest, at around Â£ 4 for every Â£ 60 adult jersey sold.
With merchandising revenue included, United’s accounts show they received Â£ 78.8million from adidas in 2019 and Â£ 77.8million last year as jersey sales plummeted.
Adidas will benefit the most from Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United
Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford is therefore a welcome boost for German sportswear manufacturers, especially as they will benefit from sales generated by a player under contract with their rivals Nike.
Ronaldo’s re-signing should at least allow United to regain bragging rights from Liverpool, whose shirt sales outnumbered their neighbors for the first time in the Premier League era last year. from 1.95 m to 1.7 m.
Everton enjoy positive relationship with Brazil
Everton’s relationship with the Brazilian FA (CBF) is so good that the federation withdrew Richarlison’s international call-up for this month’s controversial World Cup qualifiers to make sure the forward would not be Banned for Monday’s Premier League home game against Burnley.
The CBF had previously asked FIFA to invoke the five-day settlement preventing Liverpool, Manchester City, Leeds and Chelsea from selecting their Brazilian internationals – who were not allowed to travel to South America – until Wednesday, while Wolves, Newcastle and Watford also risked missing players this weekend after Mexico, Paraguay and Chile made the same request.
Richarlison will be available for Everton who have good relations with the Brazilian FA
While several Premier League clubs have complained about Everton’s special treatment, it is understood that the issue was resolved weeks ago, with the CBF withdrawing Richarlison’s appeal out of gratitude for Everton allowing the 24-hour player. years of representing Brazil in both the Copa America and the Olympics this summer.
Molango foiled in attempt to sell PFA’s Lowry paintings
PFA’s new chief executive, Maheta Molango, has been thwarted in an attempt to sell part of LS Lowry’s union collection of paintings in order to raise money for good causes.
Sportsmail has learned that after the former Brighton striker replaced Gordon Taylor earlier this summer after an extraordinary 40-year stint at the helm of the PFA, Molango inquired about the sale of the paints to help increase the union funding of services for former players, including those with dementia.
Molango has learned that Lowry’s collection of paintings, valued at over Â£ 3.5million, however, belonged to the PFA charity and therefore fell outside its jurisdiction.
The 39-year-old was appointed chief executive of PFA following an exhaustive recruiting process that spanned more than two years after Taylor announced his intention to step down, but the union’s charitable arm remains an entity distinct.
Maheta Molango inquired about selling paintings to increase funding for former players
The PFA has sparked controversy by paying considerable sums for Lowry paintings at auction over the past two decades, with the collection being made available to people at the Salford Art Gallery.
The syndicate’s first purchase was the iconic Going to the Match painting from 1953, which was purchased from Sotheby’s for a record-breaking Â£ 1.92million in 2009, and three more images were obtained for 1.65million six years later.
The PFA has been widely criticized for the amount of money it provides for dementia research, only around Â£ 125,000 a year, although the union receives Â£ 25million a year from the Premier League, a situation that Molango wishes to improve.
Reinforced security after the latest troubles of Euro 2020
Premier League clubs have stepped up their security this season to guard against so-called tailgating, the phenomenon of supporters storming the turnstiles which led to the crowd unrest that marred the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Several clubs have introduced several ticket controls for supporters in their stadiums, the first taking place some distance from the ground.
Fans are also subject to random checks of their Covid certification status.
Several clubs have introduced multiple ticket checks after Euro 2020 final stages