Another fantastic week for this fund, with a total gain of £142.51 (roughly 4.3%) and putting the fund up by £201.31 overall. Happy days!
Two players absolutely smashed it this week. Callum Hudson-Odoi received a significant investment from traders, shooting up by over 8%. This came after the news that Maurizio Sarri was indeed leaving Chelsea and with the likelihood of Frank Lampard being tasked with managing the team through a transfer ban (and with rumours that he might end up at Bayern continuing to bubble away in the background). Ampadu also got a decent rise this week for similar reasons and continues to look a good prospect, even if he might end up on loan next year.
Matheus Cunha was the other player who benefited from a big rise this week, off the back of receiving the ‘best goalscorer award’ at the Toulon Tournament. His rise was a massive 20%, leaving him sitting at a profit of £44.04 in my porfolio now. He’s got bags of potential so I can only see his stock continuing to grow next season but I think I’ll need to keep a close eye on him after a rise of that size.
Some notable mentions for Kang-In and Tonali, both of whom had a nice increase and continue to carry plenty of positive sentiment. Tonali has featured as a fringe player for Italy in the U21s European Championship, as has Maier for Germany, who has also seen a decent rise this week of close to 9% off the back of scoring a goal in the last game.
The only significant drop this week was on Bruno Fernandes, which was probably to be expected considering the price he’s sitting at relies on a constant stream of transfer rumours. I still fully expect him to move and, when he does, to become a decent PB shout, so I’m content to sit on this for now.
One player I definitely didn’t want to sit on was Calvert-Lewin. His price rise came a lot more quickly than I’d expected, largely due to trader excitement about the U21s. England were clearly heading for the exit door of the tournament so I sold him before the match against Romania, while his stock was still sitting high at £1.04. In the end, he reached a high of £1.10 during the game, before immediately crashing down to 91p. I exited with a profit of £16.92 (roughly 20% yield). A decent trade!
So what do to with the cash?
I decided to stick it all on the Rennes striker, Ismaila Sarr, a player who is getting a reputation as a future star, with some EPL links beginning to appear, and is heading to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Senegal. I don’t have many players at AFCON so this trade really appealed to me. With the money left in the kitty, I was able to buy 76 futures at £1.34 each.
You can view the updated list of players and their loss/gain so far on the Potential assets page.