Madrid reassures Jovic

first_imgFurthermore, in Madrid they still trust Jovic, as an authorized source explained to AS: “Luka is at the perfect age to grow as a footballer and as a person, he signed a contract until 2025 and we have him. You can make a list of players who, at 21 or 22, seemed stagnant and who were at the age of 25 top ten worldIt is expected, then, that the former Eintracht, currently two goals in 766 minutes of 3,360 (one fifth) possible, can justify the 60 million paid by him in 2019. The future of Luka Jovic (22 years old) continues to paint white. AS already told on April 12 that Real Madrid has the forward for next season and this newspaper has also been able to know that the club has reassured its footballer recently. The Serbian was transmitted calm and concentration in his work for what is to come.The sports management wanted, through several calls, to send Jovic his position in the team. With the attacker already in Belgrade, Juni Calafat was in charge of conveying to people close to the player a series of guidelines to quell the fire due to his abrupt landing in his country, punctuated by a strong controversy for having skipped the isolation. Age and adaptation period, keysDespite everything, there is a lot of speculation around Jovic. First, for its discreet performance; second, by the many clubs interested in fishing in that troubled river; and third, because Haaland (19) has entered the Bernabéu’s list of objectives with great force. The economic crisis due to the coronavirus, however, is going to tighten the belt in the technical secretariats, and the Norwegian clause of 75 million euros is only effective as of January 2021. Today it has no fixed price and yours is not therefore a simple operation this summer. The intention of the contact was to point out to Jovic that he should get as far away as possible from any media noise. His priority, therefore, in addition to his family, had to be the care of his physique, something that his personal trainer helps him every day of the week, for when the competition returns. Then Zidane will be able to pull him and Madrid has him in his plans for 2020-21. 18last_img read more

Slack IPO stocks sell at 50 higher than expected as companys value

first_imgWorkplace messaging service Slack became the latest hot technology company to sell its shares to the public on Thursday, soaring 50% higher than expected on its debut.The San Francisco-based company’s shares started trading on the New York stock exchange at $38.50 – well above the $26 guide price – and closed at $38.62 valuing the company at over $24bn, making a billionaire of co-founder Stewart Butterfield and potentially ushering in a new era of stock market sales.Slack sold its shares in a direct listing – eschewing the traditional initial public offering route. A direct listing dumps the costly underwriters, who do the preliminary sales work and establish an initial price, and the investor roadshow and instead takes the company’s shares directly to the market.While the method saves on banking fees it can also lead to greater volatility in the share price. Only one other big company, the music streaming service Spotify, has gone public this way. That share sale is seen as a success and if Slack’s sale goes well too it will encourage others to follow suit.Slack started life as a messaging app in a game created by Butterfield and others. When the game didn’t take off Butterfield spotted potential in the messaging app. Reborn as Slack the company attracted the attention of top-tier Silicon Valley investors raising $1.4bn from companies including Andreessen Horowitz, an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, Lyft and others.Like most of its peers, Slack is losing money – it lost $138.9m last year and according to the company losses will “significantly increase” over the next few years. Revenues are growing fast up to $400m from $100m three years ago, but growth is slowing as the company gets larger and rival services from Microsoft and Google could eat into its business.Tilak Doddapaneni, executive vice-president of engineering at digital consultancy Publicis Sapient, said there were “question marks” over Slack’s business model despite its popularity.“While it successfully moved from being a messaging app for a video game company into a company valued at $15.7bn in just six years, the business hasn’t lived up to its ambition of toppling emails quite yet,” he said. “With Microsoft moving into its field with the introduction of Microsoft Teams last year, Slack may soon find that they lack the infrastructure and expertise to keep up with the innovation and scale of the tech giant.” Slack IPO: stocks sell at 50% higher than expected as company’s value tops $24bn … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Share on Twitter Technology Apps @dominicru San Francisco-based company sold shares in direct listing, following Spotify’s method, potentially ushering in new era of stock market sales Share on Twitter Reuse this content Last modified on Thu 20 Jun 2019 19.15 EDT Share on Messenger Share via Email Dominic Rushe in New York Share on WhatsApp Thu 20 Jun 2019 13.09 EDT Traders work on the floor at the New York stock exchange on Thursday.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters San Francisco Stock markets US markets Technology news Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Shares3434 Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share via Emaillast_img read more