Chen’s signings already pay him: – 10.07 million

first_imgRubén Duarte0.4 Beautiful12.5 Total102.7 Raúl de Tomástwenty-one NamePrice Álvaro Vázquez3 Borja Iglesias10 Marc Navarrotwo Vargas10.5 Oier1.5 Darder8 Jury1.5 NamePrice Didac0.25 Mamadou2.3 Cabrera9 Javi Fire0.75 Embarba10 Oscar Duarte1.15 Jordanone Roberto Jimenez3 Borja Iglesias28 Jordan (c. Future sale)2.4center_img PURCHASES SALES David Lopez4 In just three weeks, since the signing of Raúl de Tomás became official on January 9 until Oier Olazabal arrived, on the 31st, Chen has invested more in signings than ever, concentrating on just one market and just four players (the two mentioned, plus Adrián Embarba and Leandro Cabrera) almost 40 percent of the money that, since its landing in January 2016, had been used in reinforcements. And the most striking: four years later, Chen gets paid. The difference between your investment in incorporations, that now increases to 102, millions of euros, and Revenue from transfers, amounting to 92.63 million since last summer, it’s from 10.07 ‘kilos’.This is an exceptional behavior for an emergency situation (“Chen prefers to spend the money to stay than to go up,” Vice President Carlos García Pont explained on a couple of occasions). And this is how Espanyol has become the LaLiga team that has most invested in signings in this winter market, and surpassing the following one in more than ten million, Real Madrid and its 30 by Reinier Jesus. Anyway, surely this huge expense even enters the plans of the Chinese tycoon. Álvaro González4 Javi Fireone Baptistao7 Gerard Morenotwenty Aaron Martin9 Buying and selling in the Chen era As unperturbed as his pose, which hardly knocks down with a smile in his few public appearances (and null press conferences), he had been the policy of signings of Chen Yansheng in Espanyol. Fully fulfilled his already famous 50-40-10, consisting of reinvesting each sale half in a signing, 40 percent in repairing debt and one tenth in improving the club. Until, en the winter market that ended last Friday, the owner of Espanyol decided to throw the house out the window. Caicedo2.5 Pau (future sale clause)1.08 Baptistao6 Calero8 Naldo2.5 Piatti1.3 Chest0.7 Total92.63 Balance-10.07 It is no coincidence that, before the winter market, the Espanyol had a budget of 20.64 million (before taxes) for this year, a record higher than the sum of all the benefits of the last decade. This course is also exceptional in television, commercial income and, in general, all the derivatives of participating in the Europa League and of having Wu Lei on the roster. A mattress with which to face those signings unthinkable in any other season.Even so, Chen would not even get the accounts out after disbursing 41.5 million in three weeks, in a year in which he will also convert 50 million of the club’s debt with his company into shares. His unwavering policy of 50-40-10, once the sports situation is resolved, suggests that a sale will be made before the end of the exercise, on June 30. It has been and it will be.last_img read more

Test Under Fire

first_img“For four quarters, it was wild,” Mays said. “I just remember it being loud and seeing lots of balloons.” Whatever else confronts USC today, Trojans coach Pete Carroll wants to make sure the atmosphere does not affect his players. “This is a very difficult task,” he said. “This environment is a challenge to the young guys and it’s important they get through it. It’s going to take a complete game for us.” Fourteenth-ranked Nebraska (2-0) hopes to offer other reasons to give USC problems, but the crowd might be the one thing it can count on today. And if Huskers coach Bill Callahan is smart, he will open up the offense a lot more than last year, when the Trojans won, 28-10, in a boring encounter. Nebraska was so conservative, the normally reticent Carroll let slip to a booster group that he felt the game was little more than a 9-on-7 practice drill. Even the Huskers’ highly regarded tailback, Marlon Lucky, gained just 27 yards but averaged 161.5 yards in this year’s first two games. And Nebraska upgraded at quarterback, where strong-armed Sam Keller is eligible a year after transferring from Arizona State. “We feel like they might come out and spread it out and throw the ball,” Mays said. “They’ve got a quarterback who can sling it.” “This is a very complex offense. You’ll see them shifting and motion all over the place and so we have to adjust very well,” Carroll said. “If we get in the right situation by our adjustments then we’ll get to see good defense and see how we do.” But USC (1-0) also has its own issues. The offense performed inconsistently in the season opener against Idaho. Quarterback John David Booty threw an interception and the Trojans committed three turnovers while forcing just one. The wide receivers lacked a breakaway threat and the tailbacks also need to demonstrate an ability for big plays. In USC’s perfect world, those weaknesses will be fixed today with the reappearance of wide receiver Patrick Turner and tailback Chauncey Washington from injuries, along with the continued maturation of freshman Joe McKnight. “We still feel like we have guys who can make big plays,” Carroll said. “We’ve got more than a few. Patrick can, (wide receivers) David Ausberry and Vidal Hazelton can be those kind of guys. We think Joe can and (freshman wide receiver) Ronald Johnson.” If Carroll’s right, USC will live up to its current No. 1 ranking and stave off the challenge of No.2-ranked LSU, which gained ground in the polls after routing Virginia Tech. If not, it could be a difficult trip. Much more difficult than any current Trojans remember from their visits. “Nebraska was my favorite school growing up and the first school to send me a letter,” Mays said. “I don’t remember why I didn’t go there. I think it was the location. It was far from home and in the middle of nowhere and I didn’t know how I’d handle it.” Neither did Wright. “It’s too cold,” he said. “I like being close to home (Colton) and I didn’t think I could deal with the weather.” scott.wolf@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The fans out there are crazy. The fans are loud,” Wright said. “The Coliseum gets loud but for a short period. Nebraska is loud for the whole game. “There’s nothing else out there.” Cornhusker fans will not be cheering Wright this time because he is part of the first No. 1 team to visit Nebraska since Oklahoma in 1978, when the Trojans face the Huskers tonight at 5. But as hostile as the reception might be for the top-ranked Trojans with 85,000-crazed fans, USC is not completely unfamiliar with the atmosphere. Wright, linebacker Rey Maualuga and tailback Allen Bradford are among the Trojans who took recruiting trips to Lincoln and attended a game. Safety Taylor Mays went to a game 10 years ago with his family as he watched the Huskers drub Washington, 55-7. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 1 USC must cope with Nebraska’s crazy crowd as well as a top-20 team. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER OMAHA, Neb. – The last time USC cornerback Shareece Wright visited Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium, his name was shown on the video screen and fans asked for his autograph. last_img read more