Tuesday's Most Important Stories: Bundesliga clubs record first combined loss in nine years; West Ham reveal £65 million loss and a £120 million loan arrangement with MSD; Cardiff chairman urges EFL to "pick a fight"; Lyon players agree to be compensated in shares to offset Covid losses

9 March 2021

Photo: Alamy "It is clear that the massive ramifications of the pandemic will require all of the clubs to continue to act with absolute financial discipline and considerable foresight," outgoing CEO Christian Seifert said.
Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner nielson@offthepitch.com

1. Bundesliga clubs record first combined loss in nine years

Clubs in Germany's first division recorded a negative cumulative net result after taxes of €155.6 million last season, the first loss in nine years, as the pandemic slashes revenues across the board.

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