Premier League clinch rollover £4.5bn TV deal

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Premier League clinch rollover £4.5bn TV deal

Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport have agreed a proposal to continue their existing television deal with the Premier League for a further three years.

The deal has been approved by Premier League clubs and will run from 2022 to 2025. It is worth £4.5billion.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “The Premier League would like to express our gratitude to our broadcast partners for their continued commitment to the Premier League and support for the football pyramid.”


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Masters added: “We are hugely appreciative of the Government agreeing in principle to allow this arrangement and for their continued support for the Premier League and the English game.

“Covid-19 has had a significant impact on football, and renewals with our UK broadcast partners will reduce uncertainty, generate stability and promote confidence within the football pyramid.

“We know that, once concluded, this will have a positive impact on the wider industry, jobs and tax revenues and will enable us to maintain and increase our existing solidarity and community financial commitments to the football pyramid for the next four years, even though we are yet to understand the full impact of the pandemic.

“It comes at an important time and will enable us to plan ahead with increased certainty against a more stable economic backdrop.

“Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport are excellent partners and provide fantastic coverage and programming to bring our competition to fans in the UK.”

The deal is subject to parliamentary approval and any opposition to the proposed plans needs to be made by May 28.

Premier League clubs have also agreed £100m of additional funding for the National League, women’s football, League One and League Two clubs and the grassroots game.

Marc Allera, CEO Consumer at BT Sport, said: “Throughout this difficult year the Premier League and broadcasters have all worked together to find pro-active solutions to ensure the Premier League, and the lower leagues, have a safe and secure way out of the pandemic.

“This in principle renewal of our broadcast rights is great for our viewers, but also helps to provide vital support for the broader football community that relies on the Premier League.”

Meanwhile Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport said “We very much welcome this agreement in principle from the Premier League.

“As longstanding partners we’ve worked with the Premier League during difficult times and none more so than in the last year.

“We believe the certainty that the renewal would bring for both football and our TV audiences in the UK would be of huge benefit as we emerge slowly from the coronavirus pandemic.”

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New Bayern Munich star reveals why he turned down Man Utd

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New Bayern Munich star reveals why he turned down Man Utd

New Bayern Munich signing Dayot Upamecano has revealed how his parents convinced him to turn down Man Utd as a youngster.

The RB Leipzig centre-back, who was heavily linked with a number of British clubs including Man Utd and Liverpool, .

The 22-year-old still has the German Cup final and two more Bundesliga matches to play at Leipzig before he can complete his move to Bayern.


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Upamecano, who has three caps for France, joined Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2017 and has become one of the most highly-rated defenders in Europe.

And he has revealed how he could’ve moved to Man Utd at 17 but his parents eventually talked him out of the transfer.

Upamecano told The Athletic: “I was a young boy. I wanted to sign for them straight away. Manchester United! But then my parents took me aside and said: ‘Let’s think carefully about this’.

“We thought about it for a long time and then decided that going ‘etape par etape’ (step by step) was the best option for me. Everything Ralf [Rangnick] said came true.”

Former sporting director at Red Bull Salzburg and Leipzig, Ralf Rangnick, assured Upamecano that he would be able to taste first-team football straight away if he moved to feeder club Liefering, before eventually moving up the Red Bull chain.

Upamecano added: “Ralf was the most important coach for me. He’s a professor, a scientist of football, and he also cares about everything. He’s always there for you with advice on matters football and non-football, every single day.

“It’s not natural for a coach to be this involved with a squad of 25 players. I’ll never forget what he did for me, he was a key person in my career. I’m eternally grateful.”

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann will also join Bayern Munich at the end of the season and Upamecano is thrilled to be moving to the Allianz Arena with his current coach.

Upamecano continued: “I had no idea that he would also go there when I agreed to join Bayern. It’s funny how that’s worked out. Julian is an unbelievable manager. He’ll show you a video every day to help you develop.

“He doesn’t just tell you what you did wrong but gives you concrete advice to do it better. He really takes you to another level. For example, because of Julian, I have improved a lot in terms of opening the game from the defence with precise passes into the midfield, and he told me to use my dribbling abilities in order to create spaces going forward.

“He improves everyone, perhaps even the journalists he talks to.”

 

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