The level of the Brazilian is not returning to be the one that dazzled in Liverpool, his price is falling and he is already at 70 million euros, less than half of the 145 that the Catalans paid to the whole of Merseyside. The probability that in June Barça will see a player with a plummeting value and that he will have to go to a sale to recover what he can seems high. Real Madrid affectedReal Madrid is having a difficult season (second in the League, complicated eighth of the Champions League, eliminated in the Cup) in which some players are changing their status or are not playing the role that was expected. Thus, in addition to Hazard, three more enter this top-10: Vinicius, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic.The Brazilian is struggling to earn minutes with Zinedine Zidane although in this final stretch he participated in two of the most important games of the season: against Barcelona and against Manchester City. The Brazilian came to be valued at 70 million and has dropped to 50. Before football slowed down due to the coronavirus, several of the players’ campaigns were proving difficult: Eden Hazard and Ousmane Dembélé missed many games due to injury also Marco Asensio, who continues with his recovery. Others were not finding their best level or counting for their current coach such as Vinicus, Gareth Bale, Jovic, Kepa …His performance influences the green and also in its market value, where several figures have seen how its price has fallen in recent months.Eden Hazard has been the one that has lost the most in terms of quantity: 50 million euros. The Belgian arrived in August in exchange for 100 million and was valued at 150 but, after several injuries that have prevented him from showing his best level continuously, his value has fallen to 33.3%, returning to the price I bought the real Madrid. An operation that goes from advantageous (buy below the market price) to the fair price. The second was Ousmane Dembélé, with a drop from 100 million euros to 70. The Frenchman has been damaged by various injuries to his thigh and a level of play that did not come close to what was expected in just 492 minutes in nine games. Gallic, who gave up the Euro Cup, will do well with this postponement to try to earn his place on Deschamps’ list of 23 for the summer of 2021.The one who closes this podium, Neymar, has only lost 11%, an expected fall due to his 28 years and a new year in France in which he has been affected by injuries, although this time he did play and win in the knockout stages of the Champions League.The Coutinho CaseCoutinho appears as one of the victims on that list and the worst, the Brazilian is going to stay in limbo. Loaned by Barcelona at Bayern, it is not clear to the Bavarians that he is a player worth exercising the purchase option. China deals, injuries, controversies and ostracism. Gareth Bale has lost 33.3% in value so far this season in which he knows he does not count for Zidane, who continues to have problems with injuries and whose performance on the field has also not been expected for a player of his level. The Welshman falls to 40 million, far from the more than 100 he cost in 2013.Luka Jovic is also on the sale list. The Serbian gunship that the Whites signed from Eintracht Frankfurt is not able to find the same network in Madrid. A difficult first year of adaptation and with only two goals they make him lose 20 million euros out of the 60, a price that Real Madrid set with his purchase. Now, Naples asks about his situation for the coming season. Miranda and Mandzukic, two crashesThe marches to Chinese football and the Qatari of two former Atlético de Madrid, Joao Miranda and Mario Mandzukic, have caused their market value to collapse more than 70%.Joao Miranda left Inter to sign for Jiangsu Suning with the letter of freedom and its value fell from 3.50 million this July to the current € 750,000, 78.6%. The Croatian also ended a contract with Juventus and decided to leave European football for the first time in his career to test in Qatar. Its value falls to 5 million when it was at 18, that is, 72.2% less.
IN THE GAZA STRIP — This is not my first time in Gaza, but it is my first time here during a military operation. It is disorienting. The distances are so close.The Gaza militants lob rockets from palm groves and melon fields as you’re driving by. “Oh, look, another one,” you think. You get out of the car, take an iPhone photo of the vapor trail and start counting — one Mississippi, two Mississippi — as you would for lightning, followed by a thunder clap, to gauge distance. But in this case you’re counting to hear whether the rocket is intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome (kind of a puff sound, with white smoke) or lands just over the Gaza border in Sderot (more of a concussion) or is far, far away and cannot be heard.Then our police scanner crackles, and my Palestinian fixer, Islam Abdul-Kareem, tells me, “Sirens in Jerusalem.” I phone my wife at our home there, and she says, “Yeah, we just heard two big booms.”It is all very intimate. We visited a house in the refugee camp of Maghazi that had been hit by an Israeli air strike a few hours earlier. While I was interviewing the Nawasrah family members who survived, one of the cousins opened up a plastic bag and handed me a little finger.I didn’t flip out, only because it was the second time that day someone had shown me something like this. After the airstrikes, the Palestinians collect the dead from the debris, and sometimes the dead are no longer whole, so they gather what they can for burial. Like a finger tip.Are the Nawasrah family members terrorists? I honestly don’t know. We always ask, “Are you resistance? Are you Hamas?” They usually say no. But sometimes a neighbor, or someone in the crowd, will tell us that the fellow who lived in the house was maybe a Hamas operative.It is a very aural military operation, too. There are many whooshes, kabooms, window rattlings and thuds you can feel in your teeth. But mostly there is a constant whine, like mosquitoes in a small room. These are the Israeli drones.Little kids are expert at recognizing the sounds. I didn’t believe this at first, but it is true. In Beit Hanoun, we were gathered with a crowd of gawkers, all of us staring at a house down the lane that had been hit by a small, non-lethal missile, what Israeli military calls “the knock on the door” that signals to the occupants to get out. We all had our mobile phones out, ready to snap a picture once the house was destroyed by a serious missile.Suddenly, behind us, maybe a kilometer away, we heard a rushing galloping sound: Vvippps! My shoulders shot up to my ears.Rocket. Outgoing. Close. A child told me: “Grad.” I wrote it down in my notebook. He was probably about 8.One afternoon, we were talking to a gathering of middle-aged men who were sitting out the battle and the heat, fasting during the day because it is Ramadan (and so nobody is smoking, eating or drinking during daylight). I asked them if they thought the war, or whatever one calls this, would go on long.“Who cares?” answered Abu Ahmed, 46, an out-of-work construction worker. I asked what he meant. “We lived in hell before, we will live in hell again,” he said. The sleepy guys on the stoop just nodded in the heat.Yup. Hell.Gaza is a young place. Usually there are children everywhere underfoot. But not so much now. During the day, you see men in the mosques and in the markets, but very few women. They are all cooped up at home in their airless apartments, waiting for the six daily hours of electricity to turn the fans.A colleague in Washington asked me what the Palestinians do during an air strike. Do they run to the bomb shelters? I think about this. It is not a dumb question. There aren’t any shelters or sirens. The Palestinians don’t really do anything. When they run around is afterward.© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Unlikely friendship blossoms across front lines in Israel and Gaza Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks Latin America, Israel trade after trading insults