TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New Santos coach Sampaoli urges Rodrygo to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Santos coach Jorge Sampaoli has urged Rodrygo Goes to delay his move to Real Madrid.Rodrygo is due to join Real next summer when he turns 18.But Sampaoli said: “I think that Rodrygo, for the good of his career, should consolidate a couple more years here, it would be better for him – and for me too – but that is not something I can decide.”Some boys go very quickly to Europe and they can’t find the quality they need day to day. “It would be good if they arrived (more ready).”
Lukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is struggling to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge.The Daily Mail says it’s understood that Lukaku has spent this week on compassionate leave and is unlikely to return to the club until Boxing Day. He will not be available to Solskjaer until United face Bournemouth on December 30. The news is a blow for the 45-year-old Norwegian, who started a six-month stint in charge of United on Thursday. Solskjaer is expected to restore Paul Pogba to the line-up at Cardiff on Saturday after telling the squad they will have a “clean slate” under him. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Modric rejects Real Madrid contract offer after Inter Milan proposalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuka Modric has rejected a new contract offer from Real Madrid.Telemadrid says the midfielder has rejected the first proposal from Real – with a lucrative offer from Inter Milan already on the table.Modric is tied to Real until 2020 and wants to give Real the chance to up their offer.However, Inter’s package is tempting, being worth €10m-a-year and with the option to later play in China for their sister club Jiangsu Suning.Modric feels Real should hand him a significant pay-rise after winning the Ballon d’Or this month.
Fosun International keen to sell stake in Wolvesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFosun International are seeking fresh investment in WolvesBirminghamLive reports the Chinese conglomerate took control of Wolves three years ago after buying out Steve Morgan and the club’s ascent towards the upper echelons of English football under their ownership has been rapid.Since appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach in 2017 Fosun have bankrolled transfer deals totalling in excess of £180million, including the £32.6million club-record acquisition of Mexican forward Raul Jimenez from Benfica.Owner Guo Guangchang is believed to be willing to give up a stake in the club whilst retaining overall control.It’s being reported elsewhere that Fosun value Wolves at £350million and are open to negotiating the sale of a 20 percent stake with potential investors. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: We have unsettled squadby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes there is uncertainty in his squad at the moment.Spurs are suffering since the start of the season, unable to show the kind of form that got them to the Champions League final last term.And Pochettino believes that it has to do with the transfer speculation that surrounded so many of his key players this summer.He said to reporters after their Carabao Cup loss to Colchester United: “I think we talked a lot in pre-season. We have experience in football and it’s so important the feelings were how I explained in pre-season but now it’s not about what I said in pre-season. it’s about that we knew or I knew it would be a tough situation.”When you have an unsettled squad always it’s difficult and you lose time and then you need time to recover the time you lose. That’s where we are.”Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra, which is mental, connection, it’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad. We need time again to build that togetherness that you need when you are competing at this level.”
Bruce happy with Newcastle’s market approachby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce is happy with the club’s market approach.Now working alongside Steve Nickson, Newcastle’s head of recruitment, Bruce believes the club’s current transfer policy is the way forward.“I agree with the policy. I agree with it because it’s everybody’s policy. There’s not many that want to spend big, big money on a 29-year-old,” he told reporters ahead of Sunday’s game against Leicester City.”Tottenham is the same, Man U is the same. We’re not alone in this. If you’re going to spend big, big money then it makes sense to spend it on a younger one than someone who is 29 or 30.”All the Premier League teams really are looking at that. If there is one out there who is a Bosman, an Andy Carroll, or Fede [Federico Fernandez], we’ve bought experienced ones, too.”If you’re going to really, really spend, big money, you’re going to spend it on a young one. I agree with that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Former Chelsea star Zenden: Lampard in middle of snowball effectby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea star Bolo Zenden is delighted seeing Frank Lampard succeed as manager.Chelsea are at Ajax for tonight’s Champions League clash.And Zenden told De Telegraaf of his former Blues teammate: “If you realise your goals, you get respect and a snowball effect is created.”Frank is intelligent, has a good relationship with the press and was an international. “The snowball was getting bigger, so did he and his personality.”Zenden is curious about how Chelsea will perform in the busy winter months. “The bill is then often paid. But Ajax has to work, because Chelsea is still in a fairly positive flow. But let’s be honest: it is no longer the Chelsea of a few years ago.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd launch Maddison charm offensiveby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United remain hopeful of completing a deal for James Maddison.The Manchester Evening News says the Leicester playmaker has caught the eye with a host of eye-catching performances which have seen him called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate.The report also claims Harry Maguire, a close friend of Maddison, could help get the deal over the line.United tried their luck in the summer but to no avail and they’re expected to return for the midfielder.Old Trafford sources believe United’s England contingent of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard helped sway Maguire amid competition from Manchester City, who outlined their intention to move for Maguire on the day United agreed an £80million fee with Leicester.
Twitter/@chengelisCollege GameDay viewers may have noticed that a key member of the panel was missing today. Desmond Howard was not in Stillwater, because he is up in Ann Arbor, having his No. 21 retired ahead of today’s Michigan vs. Ohio State game. So @DesmondHoward honored — retired jerseys pic.twitter.com/DuxvNsQxRw— angelique (@chengelis) November 28, 2015Desmond Howard’s #21 flies over the Big House. Congrats, @DesmondHoward. pic.twitter.com/nKPcnVi7AW— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 28, 2015Michigan honoring Desmond Howard today by retiring his jersey. pic.twitter.com/olxySgO2MA— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) November 28, 2015Hanging with my boy @DesmondHoward Go Blue!! pic.twitter.com/ihL2OuwNif— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) November 28, 2015Honoring this guy right now – Congrats to my classmate @DesmondHoward ! #goblue pic.twitter.com/GgEk5zLOwi— MVictors (@MVictors) November 28, 2015Getting a jersey retired at a place like Michigan is a pretty incredible feat, but Howard deserves it. In 1991, he cleaned up the award circuit, taking home the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, and Maxwell Award.
ESPN announced this afternoon a couple of new additions to their college football broadcasting team for the 2016 season. The moves: Dave Flemming will call Thursday night games. Adam Amin will call Friday night games. Laura Rutledge is the new Thursday night sideline reporter. David Pollack has re-signed with ESPN, will continue his work on College GameDay and will have a more prominent in-studio role. From ESPN:“The new opportunities for Dave, Adam and Laura prove, once again, the quality of our on-air lineup and the growth opportunities that exist at ESPN, while Molly’s addition adds another high-caliber reporter and host to our roster as we enter a new season,” senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting said. “Thursday and Friday night telecasts are an integral part of our college football coverage and we look forward to these two new commentating teams working these primetime games each week.”—–“David’s analysis, insights and, most importantly, his opinions have elevated him to a top college football analyst,” said Fitting. “Having him on our studio programming, nearly on a daily basis throughout the season, maximizes his strengths and makes ESPN’s college football coverage better.”Earlier today, ESPN announced that Molly McGrath, previously with Fox Sports, was returning to the network. She’ll work Friday night games and have a role on College Football Live.You can view ESPN’s full release here.