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Real Madrid set to make a fortune from Harzard’s signing

Eden Hazard finally signed with Real Madrid after spending close to 7 years at Chelsea where he won two Premiership titles, two Europa cups, one FA Cup title and a host of awards

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Eden Hazard finally signed with Real Madrid after spending close to 7 years at Chelsea where he won two Premiership titles, two Europa cups, one FA Cup title and a host of awards for a fee in the region of €100 million (£88.5 million) plus add-ons which could go as high as €150 million (£133.5 million).

The Belgium national team captain is the fourth signing for the Galacticos following the arrival of Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, and Rodrigo to the Bernabeu.

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The Move: After two years of registering interest in signing the Ex-Chelsea skipper, the Madrid side finally succeeded in luring Hazard with a deal that could double his wages and increase his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or.

Hazard’s unveiling pulled up to 50,000 Real Madrid fans at the Bernabeu on Thursday, the first of its kind since the signing of Christiano Ronaldo in 2009 which pulled a record of over 70,000 fans. Recall that the club made over €100 million (£88.5 million) in the sales of Ronaldo’s replica shirt during the first year of his contract.

Brief Profile: Hazard was born on January 7th, 1991 and began his career in Belgium playing for local youth clubs. In 2005, he moved to France where he began his senior career, joining first division club Lille. Hazard spent two years in the club’s academy and, at the age of 16, made his professional debut in November 2007.

He went on to become an integral part of the Lille team under manager Rudi Garcia, racking up over 190 appearances. In his first full season as a starter, he won the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Young Player of the Year award, thereby becoming the first non-French player to win the award.

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In the 2009–10 season, Hazard captured the award again, becoming the first player to win it twice. He was also named to “the league’s Team of the Year”.

His Impressive Career: In the 2010–11 season, he was a part of the Lille team that won the league, as a result of his performances, was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year, the youngest player to win the award. Hazard was also given the Bravo Award by Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo for his performances during the 2010–11 season.

In June 2012 Hazard signed for English club Chelsea, where he went on to win the UEFA Europa League in his first season and the PFA Young Player of the Year in his second. In the 2014–15 season, he helped Chelsea win the League Cup and Premier League, earning him the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards. Two years later he won his second English title as Chelsea secured the 2016–17 Premier League.

Other big names that have made money for Real Madrid

Christiano Ronaldo: The Portuguese national team captain and Juventus forward was signed from Manchester United in July 2009 for a club record fee of £84.6 million and on the first season as reported by Goal.com. Real Madrid reaped over €100 million in revenues, with over a million shirts sold in the city of Madrid alone, during the first year of his contract.

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David Beckham: The Ex-England player signed for Real Madrid from Manchester United for a fee of €35 million in June 2003, and his shirt sold globally during his four seasons in the Spanish capital, with a million shirts reportedly sold in the first year.

Others: A host of galacticos have been signed by the Spanish money bag over the years, whose contracts paid off on and off the pitch; in terms of goals scored, shirt sales, endorsement deals, etc. The likes of Bale, Kaka, Rodriguez, Delima Ronaldo are typical examples.

Hazard’s Financial potentials: Hazard is undoubtedly a world class player who will most likely, prove his worth on the pitch and off the pitch. This is despite the fact that the lack of shirt number has made it difficult to track his replica shirt sales. Some fans have been reportedly sited in Qatar wearing Hazard real  Madrid jersey with a number 7, despite the fact that he was unveiled shirtless on Thursday evening.

 

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Trump to return to social media with his own platform in 2 months

Over 2 months after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, others, Donald Trump is working on making a return.

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Former US President, Donald Trump, will be back on social media in the near future, over 2 months after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and others.

This follows plans by the former President to launch his own social media platform within the next 2 or 3 months.

This disclosure was made by Trump’s Senior Adviser, Jason Miller, on Sunday, March 22, 2021, during a chat with Fox News’ #MediaBuzz.

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Jason Miller, who was a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told the media network that the former President would soon get back to social media space with a new platform of his own that would completely redefine the game.

Miller, while talking to Fox News, said, “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform. And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media; it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.”

Although he did not provide more in terms of details, Miller revealed that Trump had been having high-powered meetings at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, with various teams regarding the venture, and that numerous companies had approached Trump.

Miller said the new platform was going to be big, while also predicting that Trump would draw tens of millions of people.

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  • It can be recalled that former President Trump was banned from Twitter after the January 6, attack on the Capitol by his supporters. He was accused of inciting his supporters after he rejected the US Presidential election result which he claimed was a fraud.
  • Twitter last week said it would seek public input on when and how it should ban world leaders, saying it was reviewing its policy and considering whether leaders should be held to the same rules as other users.

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Tesla investor sues Elon Musk for causing problems with his tweets

An investor in the US electric car maker, Tesla, has sued the company’s founder, Elon Musk over alleged erratic tweets.

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Tesla Investor Sues Elon Musk for Causing Problems with His Tweets

Elon Musk, the controversial multi-billionaire is being sued by an investor in his company. Musk is being accused by the investor of unsettling the markets and exposing his investors to high risk with his “erratic tweets”.

Chase Garrity an investor in the US electric car maker, Tesla, has sued the founder of the company for his erratic Twitter messaging which according to him, has exposed the company to high legal risks and billions in price losses.

The 105-page lawsuit was published in the US court of Delaware and it accuses Musk of violating the settlement negotiated with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018.

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The lawsuit also includes the entire Tesla board and its supervisory body for not calling Musk to order.

In May 2020 Musk caused a 14 billion dollar loss in market value on a single trading day with a series of unguarded tweets. He tweeted about Tesla’s market value being too high and how he was going to dispose of all physical assets.

The lawsuit stated that any further unbridled tweet from Musk would have dire consequences for Tesla’s future funding opportunities.

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What you should know 

  • Remember Nairametrics posted a story on how Musk tweets once again caused a serious ripple effect in the crypto world. His tweet helped Bitcoin gain $6000. He later invested heavily in Bitcoin.
  • Manager Magazine stated that analysts are not comfortable with such a move and view it as some kind of manipulation.
  • Musk in April last year posted a joke photo of Tesla going bankrupt. This once again unsettled investors.
  • Tesla Management has not released a statement on this fresh lawsuit.

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