The transfer season has always been an exciting time for football fans across the country. Now Football Index has given fans an opportunity to profit on this, the excitement levels have been turned up a few notches. However, it is not always green numbers and profit across trader’s portfolios, as this week has shown. Naturally players are linked to a number of clubs throughout the summer months, some links will be great for their Football Index prices and other will be nothing short of disastrous.
Let’s take a look at some of those transfers that haven’t been good for traders.
Arnautovic has today agreed a £23m move to Chinese Super league club Shanghai SIPG. Now the transfer has been confirmed his price is only heading one way. Already down to 41p from a high of 65p only one week ago the Austrians price doesn’t look like recovering anytime soon as he sees out his prime years in China. Traders who bought in to his price when he was linked to Inter Milan on the 22nd June are likely to have had an uncomfortable couple of weeks. This transfer highlights the risks involved when using the transfer speculation strategy.
The West Brom striker had a fantastic season last year on loan at Newcastle and has been heavily tipped to return to the Premier League with West Ham for the upcoming campaign. However, now Rafa Benitez (Rondon's manager at Newcastle last season) has taken over at Chinese club Dalian Yifang. If this move was to be completed Rondon's price would continue to fall, traders seem to be cottoning on to this news as his price has already decreased from 61p to 48p with no official confirmation on the move.
A performance dividend ‘must have’ for the last couple of seasons Sevilla's captain has been strongly linked with a move to Turkey this summer. Sitting comfortable at 92p only 3 weeks ago, links began to surface that the Argentine fancied a summer move away from PB eligible leagues and his price went into steep decline- hitting lows of 64p. His price has now settled at 69p but should these links become more concrete, history would suggest his price may fall further. On the other hand should Banega decide to stay at Sevilla, traders who buy in now will have themselves a bargain for next season.
Another strong performer in terms of dividend returns last year, Max Kruse has completed a move away from Germany to Turkey meaning he is no longer eligible for PB or In play dividends. Kruse has signed for Fenerbache having scored 11 goals in 32 games for Werder Bremen last season. Traders have reacted with his price dropping from 53p last month all the way down to just 23p as of today. At 31 there doesn’t seem much chance of a return to a PB league for the forward and his price reflects that.
The Dutch legend left Bayern Munich at the end of last campaign and had various transfer links to Leicester City, Inter Milan and Manchester United to name a few. On the back of these rumours traders showed optimism for Robben's price next season as he hit a peak of 33p from his in season price of circa 18p. Perhaps surprisingly the winger announced his retirement from professional football earlier this month leaving traders holding his shares now worthless at 0p. A costly trade for traders who bought in on the back of another season in a PB league.
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