One of the outcomes of the just announced massive new three year deal for the TV rights to the Premier League, is that more players will want to play in England, and one big reason for that is the big money available and of course the agents will be rubbing their hands at all the money they will be able to make from the summer of next year when the new deal kicks in.
The old TV deal was also a draw for top players, but it will be even more so now.
Max Kruse – proud to be associated with Newcastle
The new deal – which we reported on yesterday – is a massive £5.14B, up from the £3B it is for the current three year deal, which runs out a year come June.
That will help to catapult the 20 Premier League teams up the Deloitte Money League, which is based on the revenues of football clubs.
The English clubs will gain on all other European clubs who don’t have anywhere near the TV money from the TV rights to their leagues.,
So with that background, it’s not surprising that Borussia Monchengladbach striker Max Kruse has said that he is proud that Newcastle have shown interest in him.
This is what he said in SportBild, when asked about the interested of a certain Newcastle United:
“I have noticed, and it makes me already proud that such clubs are being connected with me, but it is not the time to deal with this.”
In fact a lot of the top players in Europe will now be eyeing the Premier League, because of the big money (and wages) that will be available, and also it’s the most watched sports league around the world.
When the new deal kicks in it will also be the richest league in the world and overtake the NFL.
Max Kruse was one of the strikers we were linked with before and during the January transfer window.
Here’s some information about the player and it was the Mirror who reported that we were willing to bid £9M (seems a lot) for the German International:
Max is only 26 years old so he fits the profile of players owner Mike Ashley likes to sign for the Magpies, and while at Freiburg before he joined Monchengladbach in the summer of 2013, he scored 12 goals in 39 appearances, so the 5’11¨ player is a decent enough goalscorer but not prolific.
Southampton are also said to be interested in signing the player, according to the Mirror report – and this lad would look like a good buy for Newcastle, if we can get him through the door.
Kruse was at FC St. Pauli for three seasons before moving to SC Freiburg,and he scored 22 goals in exactly 100 appearances for the club.
Kruse got his first call up to the German senior squad for a friendly against Ecuador in May of last year, and since then he has 10 full caps and one goal for Germany, and he also played for the Germany U19, U20 and U21 sides.
He played 24 times for those German Youth sides with 8 goals.
Kruse failed to make the German World Cup squad last summer, but he was in the German team that beat Gibraltar 4-0 in the last International break and played the whole game, and he was also a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Ireland.
This season in the Bundesliga he has scored 7 goals in 21 appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach.
He has 10 full German caps with one goal.
So Max Kruse would seem to be a decent signing if Mike Ashley is willing to pay out the money for him in the summer.
The side effects of the massive new PL deal will be increased wages and increased transfer fees (we’re not saying that’s particularly good), with top players more willing to come to play in England in what will be the richest and most popular sports league in the world.
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