Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – DFL managing director Christian Seifert has warned of an finish to the growth in skilled soccer.
“It can be very, very negligent if we assumed that within the subsequent few years the stadiums would nonetheless be 90 % bought out and that we’d nonetheless routinely have round 15 million folks in entrance of the varied screens each match day,” mentioned the highest supervisor of the Germans Football League as an added visitor on the Association Congress of the Federal Association of Digital Publishers and Newspaper Publishers (BDZV).
The DFL offers intensively with youthful goal teams. At the identical time, the event within the media can also be an enormous alternative, as a result of “the much-cited Generation Z is the primary era that is aware of that content material on the Internet prices cash”. Seifert once more referred to a research by the European Club Association, the curiosity group for European golf equipment. The fan habits in seven international locations was examined with the outcome that for the 16- to 24-year-olds soccer is turning into much less vital.
The 51-year-old additionally sees a change within the switch market. The truth is that there’s at all times a marketplace for prime executives in all areas of society, this additionally applies to Lionel Messi, whose switch price at FC Barcelona is claimed to be 700 million euros.
“But you will notice that the switch charges as an entire come underneath vital strain,” mentioned Seifert. For the subsequent two years, this is applicable particularly to mid-level gamers. “I don’t suppose that there shall be no extra absolute prime transfers, however even these – I predict now – would have been many instances greater if there hadn’t been Corona.”