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Deadline Day

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408718186

Price: £25

ON SALE: 19th October 2023

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

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‘The best football book of the year. A must-read for anyone who loves football’ Harry Redknapp

Football used to be a sport. Then it became a business. Now it’s a whole industry.

For three months every year football clubs buy and sell human beings. People who are so good at their job that others are willing to pay millions and millions of pounds to work with them, and for good reason; the right deal can help you win football’s top prizes while the wrong deal can cost you your job and bankrupt your club. It’s a fast-paced, at times murky and cutthroat world worth billions – and Jim White and Kaveh Solhekol have been at the heart of it for decades.

In Deadline Day, Jim and Kaveh, two leading transfer market experts, take us behind the scenes of this uniquely tense and secretive world where the winner takes it all. They uncover what really happens in this game within the game where everything is for sale at the right price. And that’s a price that’s being paid by some of the richest people and countries on the planet, including billionaire US investors and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia who have money to burn.

Jim reveals what led him into journalism, and specifically what it takes to break the biggest stories and make it in the footballing world. Featuring a colourful cast of iconic players, managers, agents and owners – such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Sir Alex Ferguson to name a few – Jim recounts some of the most game-changing deals in history, as well as the ones that got away.

Perceptive, entertaining and dynamically told, Deadline Day addresses some of the big questions facing the game in a definitive, never-before-told inside story of football’s transfer window.


If you love football, you will love this book
Sir Rod Stewart
In modern times Jim White has broken more big football stories than anyone else I know and that's all down to how well thought of he is in the game. He's a real mover and shaker and he knows everyone. If you want the inside story about the world of football buy this book
Graeme Souness
The best football book of the year. A must-read for anyone who loves football
Harry Redknapp
The perfect read. Highly recommended. A brilliant book that takes you right into the heart of the game
Hayley McQueen
A joy to read
Kate Abdo
A fascinating read - almost as good as my own book
Simon Jordan
Offers plenty of interesting insight . . . entertaining
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