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Disillusioned Messi Once Asked Barca For Transfer To Man City

Lionel Messi was so disillusioned after his tax fraud charges last year, that he asked Barcelona for a transfer to Manchester City according to sources in Spain. After missing the decisive penalty against Chile in the Copa America final, the Argentinian decided to quit the national team and then ten days later found himself receiving a  21-month suspended sentence after being found guilty of avoiding paying 14.7million euros in tax. According to the Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo during this time the Ballon d’Or told Barca chiefs he wanted to leave…

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Speculation Continues Over A Move For Ronaldo

The speculation continues on Tuesday whether Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United, after it was announced on Friday the Portuguese wanted to move away from Spain following Tax evasion accusations. The 32-year-old signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid in November 2016, but has told international team-mates that he wants to leave after being left angered that the Spanish state prosecutor had requested that his case for alleged tax evasion be taken to court. But newly elected Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has said he had not currently…

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Everton Sign Sunderland Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

Everton have signed Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a club record £30m fee, which manager Ronald Koeman described as ‘significant statement of intent.’ Reportedly Everton will pay £25m up-front which could rise to £30m depending on team and individual performances. The fee makes Pickford the third most expensive keeper in history and Everton’s most expensive signing. After joining Sunderland academy in 2010, Pickford was loaned to Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston North End. He also represented the England international team at every level from…

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Southampton FC Confirm Claude Puel Sacking

Southampton FC have confirmed the sacking of their manager Claude Puel less than a year after his three year appointment at St Mary’s. Puel joined Saints in June 2016 taking over from Ronald Koeman who had spent just two seasons at the club and departed for a move to Everton. Despite Puel taking Saints to eighth in the Premier League in 2016-17 and carrying the side to the EFL Cup final, they finished the season with their lowest Premier League points total for four seasons and were knocked out of…

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Top 10 most valuable clubs

Tottenham Hotspur Despite their second place finish in the much coveted English Premier League, they have managed to make it to the top 10 of the most valuable clubs in the World. This has little do with the football squad, and it depends on the excellence of the marketing team. Spurs have leapfrogged in recent times, and it shows with their rise from $441 million to $646 million keeping them stable at number 10. Liverpool The Merseyside club has remained on the fringes of the top 4 and top 7…

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5 things you should know about Victor Lindelof, United’s new signing

The ‘Iceman’ The 22-year old Swede has been given the nickname of ‘Iceman’ by his Benfica teammates due to his calm and composed nature on and off the field. A ball playing modern-day defender, Lindelof looks unfazed when pressed or put under pressure by the opposition. His ability to get past players even inside his own penalty area makes him a deadly defender. Lindelof belongs to those rare breed of defenders who like to stay on their feet as long as they can, resulting in fewer rash tackles and cards….

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Harry Kane Slams England Performance As ‘Not Good Enough.

Last night England succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against a 10-man France in Paris and Harry Kane has slammed the team’s performance as ‘not good enough.’ The Tottenham striker, who captained England for the second time on Tuesday night put The Three Lions in the lead at the Stade de France in the international friendly in the 8th minute, but France equalised 12 minutes later thanks to Samuel Umtiti’s rebounded effort. Just before the break Djibril Sidibe put France ahead with a close range goal, but minutes later the team…

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VAR To Be Used In This Evening’s France V England Friendly

England are to experience use of a VAR (video assistant referee) for the first time, during their international friendly against France at the Stade de France on Tuesday evening. FIFA had selected certain senior level international matches to trial the VAR before taking it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia next summer. Both the FFF and the FA had to agree to use this new exciting technology, which will be great experience for the Three Lions having never played a game with this system in use. On the other…

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Top 5 Chelsea transfer targets this summer

Alvaro Morata Rumours of Diego Costa returning to Atletico Madrid have resurfaced, and it looks a highly probable one. Conte will look to bring in Alvaro Morata, a player he has admired due to his playing style. The Spanish striker is tall, powerful, and pacey. He has been brilliant in the limited appearances for Spanish giants Real Madrid netting 20 times in all competition. Morata has all the capabilities of fitting into the Premier League and make a threatening combination with Eden Hazard. The 25-year old is nearing his peak…

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Simpson Hails England Under 20’s ‘Ultimate Professionals’

The Three Lions boss Paul Simpson has hailed his England Under 20’s squad as ‘ultimate professionals’ after they won the World Cup for the first time since 1966. The Young Lions are the first England side to get a World Cup final at any age level for half a century since Sir Alf Ramsey’s players lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy half a century ago. It follows their 1-0 victory over Venezuela in South Korea on Sunday which showcased a fine brand of attacking football style, after three weeks in the…

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