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Too Unfit To Play And £23m Better Off, Carlos Tevez Is Living The Life Of Riley At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez appears to have taken the popular misconception that a move to the Chinese Super League roughly equates to a move into semi-retirement to heart, fobbing it all off from the start while absolutely raking in the filthy lucre.

The Argentinian striker, 33, is currently one of, possibly *the* highest paid footballer in the world all thanks to the mammoth£640,000-a-week contract he signed with Shenhua last December.

Milan Goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma, 18, Signs New Contract To Become Third Highest Paid Player In Italy

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After weeks of wrangling, Gigio Donnarumma has reportedly agreed a new five-year contract to stay put at AC Milan.

With a word in his ear from agent Mino Raiola, the 18-year-old goalkeeper turned his nose up at an improved contract offer from Milan last month, instead opting to tout his wares around Europe's elite in a bid to leverage more money out of the Rossoneri.

Colorado Rapids

USOC And Salary Info

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Two pieces of news today. We'll start with the small stuff first. The 4th round U.S. Open Cup draw was held today and it was determined that the Rapids will host the winner of the game on June 1st in Arizona between Arizona United and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, both USL teams. The game will be sometime between June 14th and 16th.

2016 Salary Cap Estimation

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I just did a rough look at our salary cap situation. The 2016 cap is $3.66 million. I took a guess at who our top 18 senior players would be, including Howard. I charged the full max amount for Howard, Gashi, Jones, and Doyle of $457.5K. I also charged $215K for Sarvas as that's what we're rumored to be picking up for him.

2015 Rapids Player Salaries

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With the final approval of the CBa yesterday the Union released the player salaries.

Alvarez Carlos 70,000.00 70,000.00
Badji Dominique 50,000.

2014 Salaries And A Trade

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The union released the player salaries today, here are the Rapids. The first number is the base salary, the second is the guaranteed 2014 salary. The cap hit number is generally between the two.

Berner John $36,500.00 $36,500.00
Brown Deshorn $75,000.00 $123,000.00
Buddle Edson $325,000.

2013 Player Salaries

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The 2013 Salary List is out, here are the Rapids salaries:


Player
Pos Base Guaranteed
Armstrong David M 46,500.

Pablo, Pickens, and Salaries

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Some news and notes for the off-week:

  • Today's update on Pablo's condition is encouraging, but long-term. He is practicing with the team multiple days a week but he's not yet ready to play. Apparently he'll make a decision about retirement once the season is over. It sounds like he wants to continue playing but I still believe that he'll decide to retire.

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You Get What You Pay For

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It is that time of year when season ticket holders are eagerly awaiting to receive their tickets and scarves in the mail. There is a great deal of time and money spent off the field and behind the scenes to get you into those seats. Nonetheless, it is the product on the field that we are concerned with the most.

MLS Low Salaries Benefiting Biggest Rivals

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By: Rescinded Red

The twenty-five year old 2013 Golden Boot winner, Camilo Sanvezzo, leaving North America for a stronger league would be a coup for Major League Soccer. Aside from Camilo and his family attempting to obtain permanent residency in Canada so he can dawn the maple crest, a flight from MLS is imminent.

The Good, The Bad... The Overpriced - MLS player salaries illuminate unbalanced TFC

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"The boys at Lambda Lamda Lamda will not be pleased!"
Toronto FC loves them a good bargain. They have turned a lame bird act into their own version of Bargain Harold's Benfica, they always sell players well before their expiry date (well, well before) and no one knows how to turn a 5-Year Plan into an 8-Year Plan with such simple calculations!

THE STARTING 11: Other ways Toronto FC player's salaries could be spent

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Put some Wellie on it!
Late last week, the MLS Player's Union (which shockingly doesn't include the three construction workers on Columbus' badge) released the latest salary list for their members. When these numbers come out it is always fodder for supporters to argue who is a bargain and who is a burden on their club's strict cap.

Transfer Talk

Manchester City offer to triple Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United wages

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Manchester City plan to offer Adnan Januzaj a big money deal to quit rivals Manchester United. Reports in the Metro suggest City plan to take advantage of the 18-year-old stalling over a new contract by offering him a £45,000-a-week deal to move across Manchester. That would triple his current United salary.

Yoann Gourcuff contract talks stall, Arsenal ready to pounce

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Arsenal are said to be on alert after France international Yoann Gourcuff's contract negotiations with current side Lyon ground to a halt. The 27-year-old is under contract until 2015, but the French side want him to sign an extension. They are also in the middle of a drive to reduce their wage budget, and top [.

Bafetimbi Gomis says Newcastle deal fell through when they haggled on wages

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Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis claims he had agreed a deal to join Newcastle in the summer. But the transfer collapsed when the Magpies asked him to lower his wage demands. The France international had agreed a deal verbally with the Toon. But when it came to progressing the deal after a fee had been agreed [.

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina set to join Barcelona in the summer

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Pepe Reina seems likely to have played his last game for Liverpool, with media reports in Spain suggesting he has already agreed a deal that will see him join Barcelona next season. The long-serving keeper has been shipped out on loan to Napoli this season after Brendan Rodgers paid £9m to bring Sunderland goalie Simon [.

Wigan and Watford lead race for Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah

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Wigan and Watford are the favourites to secure Chelsea starlet Nathaniel Chalobah on loan for the season. The 19-year-old earned rave reviews with his performances for the Hornets last season, prompting Jose Mourinho to scout him in the Championship playoff final before he had been officially confirmed as the new Chelsea manager.

Ex-Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas would not have joined Man Utd for double his wages

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Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he had no intention of joining Manchester United this summer even if they had offered to double his salary. The former Arsenal captain had been widely linked with a move to Old Trafford during the transfer window, with David Moyes' side lodging bids for him with Barca.

Lyon president claims Yoann Gourcuff wants to take pay-cut to join Arsenal

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Yoann Gourcuff wants to join Arsenal and is happy to take a pay-cut to make that happen, according to the president of his current club Lyon. The 27-year-old was once dubbed the new Zidane, but a series of injuries mean his career has never hit the heights expected. His £80,000 have limited the options available [.

Video: Clint Dempsey explains why he quit Spurs for MLS

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Seattle Sounders' new signing Clint Dempsey has been explaining why he decided to leave Spurs and the fact that he is getting a better basic salary than David Beckham was on at LA Galaxy didn't even get a mention. The USA international says he had the "itch" to come home after six-and-a-half years in [.

Newcastle’s Darren Bent deal collapses, Aston Villa striker scared off by Joe Kinnear

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Newcastle's attempts to sign Darren Bent have fallen through. According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, the deal broke down after a meeting between Bent, his agent and Toon director of football Joe Kinnear when the former Wimbledon manager made it clear he would only be offering Aston Villa £2m for the England international.

Tottenham’s deal for Croatian duo Tin Jedvaj and Alen Halilovic collapses over school fees

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A widely expected Tottenham double signing has fallen through because of school fees. Highly-rated Dianmo Zagreb pair Tin Jedvaj and Alen Halilovic were expected to move to White Hart Lane in a £15 million deal. But the move is believed to have collapsed, with the Croatian media suggesting the Halilovic family's demands were the stumbling [.

Tottenham to sign David Villa this week

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Barcelona striker David Villa will complete his move to Tottenham this week after he agreed a deal in principle. The two clubs now need to set a fee, which they have not yet been able to do, according to reports in the Mirror. Barca value the Spain international at £8.6 million, while Spurs chairman Daniel [.

Juventus complete signing of Carlos Tevez from Manchester City

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Carlos Tevez has completed his transfer from Manchester City to Juventus. The controversial Argentine has sealed a £10 million switch to Serie A. That amount could rise to £12 million with add-ons. The 29-year-old has completed a medical at Juve and signed a three-year contract. City feared that Tevez would walk away from the club [.

Video: David Beckham confuses his PSG conference with a job interview

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Former England skipper David Beckham completed his move to Paris Saint Germain this afternoon but then appeared to think he was still applying for the job. To be fair he is an unpaid intern for now (his salary is being donated to a children's charity in Paris), so perhaps he is still angling for [...

Arsenal

Arsenal interested in signing Wayne Rooney?

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Rooney to Arsenal? The silly season's started early by FD

It's no secret that Wayne Rooney has been less than happy with being little more than a bit-part player in Manchester United's Premiership-winning side. When he was recently reported as wanting a move away from Old Trafford, the football world must have shrugged and muttered "so what's new?

Champions League bonus scheme must be good for Arsenal

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There were reports in most of the national newspapers and media outlets last week about Arsenal planning to dock the player' salaries if they failed to qualify for the Champions league, but looking past all the rhetoric, it seems to be a quite straightforward and normal practice for football clubs to pay a lot of wages in bonuses linked to performance.

In Praise of Almunia

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It's not so much the fact of players leaving that riles fans, it's more the manner of their leaving.

Which is why I want to single out Manuel Almunia for a round of virtual applause (more of him later).

Not all players can guarantee the affection of supporters once they have moved, but they can guarantee a degree of respect.

In Praise of Almunia

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It's not so much the fact of players leaving that riles fans, it's more the manner of their leaving.

Which is why I want to single out Manuel Almunia for a round of virtual applause (more of him later).

Not all players can guarantee the affection of supporters once they have moved, but they can guarantee a degree of respect.

Arsenal Fans Should Be Thankful To Man City! – Part 2

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Just to clarify any confusion over my Man City Arsenal Bank article yesterday By CS ALL players essentially, have to be nurtured, developed and ‘salary' paid for – The POINT I'm making is Disruptive Players (good or otherwise) have been taken off Arsenals hand's – NONE OF THEM WANTED TO STAY – They [.

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Infographic: The finances behind David Beckham’s deal at PSG

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Love him or loathe him, there's no denying the impact that David Beckham has had on the global football stage. From his early days as a 17-year old with Manchester United, through his controversial signing with Real Madrid, and then his trip across the pond to act as a defibrillator for Major League Soccer, Goldenballs [.

MARCA Compile List Of Top 10 Highest Paid Players In The World

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By Chris Wright

Just to compound Cristiano Ronaldo's narcissistic woes, here's MARCA's little infographic of the highest paid players (salary-wise) in world football as is...

You've got to sympathise with Ron. How's a chap supposed to survive on a measly €10 million a year?

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Liverpool Likely To Shelve Interest In Dutch Strike Star

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Liverpool could shelve their interest in free-scoring Dutchman Ricky van Wolfswinkel after the player's agent confirmed the striker's intention to extend his stay at Sporting Lisbon.
Louis Laros, Van Wolfswinkel's representative, has revealed that plans are in place to renegotiate his client's contract at Sporting later this month.

RUMOUR: Chelsea have their eye on Chicharito!

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With Robin Van Persie signing for United joining the likes of Wayne Rooney and the emergence of Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez must be wondering what's going to happen to him this season?

Now this is only rumour and there is no concrete truth in the story as yet but this is something that could gather momentum right up until transfer deadline day.

Manchester City

Rodgers Casts Doubt Over Adam's Liverpool Future

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Charlie Adam has been warned by his manager that he may have to leave Liverpool if he wants regular first-team football.
Brendan Rodgers has indicated to Adam that he will only be a squad player at Anfield this season. Adam was not involved on Sunday as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Premier League champions Manchester City, and is understood to have acknowledged that he needs to move on.

Spurs Form Up

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It was only a matter of time... and how much they were willing to pay up front to keep their weekly wage bill low as Adebayor signs with Spurs from Man City for a £6mil fee and his 170K/week salary sees a cut to keep it in line. With this signing, Spurs finally have the pair up top they want, quick little Defoe (who finds goal frequently) and big bad Ade (who finds goal frequently).

The Rest

Giorgio Chiellini Becomes Latest Footballer To Pledge 1% Of Salary To Juan Mata’s Common Goal Charity Campaign

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Giorgio Chiellini has become the latest footballer to pledge 1% of his salary to charity as part of Juan Mata's admirable Common Goal campaign.

Mata launched the drive at the beginning of August with the aim of supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children the world over.

Moving On From Minnesota To Salaries

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When you realize tomorrow's Monday... #MINvCOL | 0-0 pic.twitter.com/izBSgtZMSW — Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) April 23, 2017

Oh Badji. Oh no. #MINvCOL pic.twitter.com/uMy8yxX5yX — Total MLS (@TotalMLS) April 23, 2017
And that's really all we need to say about that game.

LA LIGA: Ronaldo Debuts Brand New €124.3 million Smile Ahead Of Real Madrid’s Champions League Opener

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When it comes to Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's approach is basically that of Donald Trump waving a blank cheque at a thrift store often ruthless with no expenses spared.

Basically, a gang could hold Florentino Perez at knife-point outside a churro cafe today and he'd be holding hands to his face yelling : "Take me, take the Ferrari and take all the hot chocolates, por favor, but leave Cristiano alone!

The Price is Red

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We really could have used a 10...
When the annual salary report is released by the MLS Players Union it leads to all kinds of financial naval gazing among the clubs' supporters. Who is money well spent? (Cough, Bendik. Cough, Boss. Cough, Osorio) Who isn't worth their inflated salary?