Chris Sutton impressed with Celtic’s pursuit of Shane Duffy

 

Former Celtic star Chris Sutton has said that he has been surprised by the club’s pursuit of Shane Duffy this summer. The Republic of Ireland international has been a key player for Brighton & Hove Albion since their promotion to the top-flight, but he is free to leave them on loan this summer as he does not have the guarantee of regular game time.


He was initially fancied to make the switch to either West Ham United or Newcastle United, but over the past few weeks, the Hoops have jumped ahead of the duo to land his signature. The Scottish champions appear on the cusp of announcing his arrival and Sutton believes his former club could make a statement by bringing him.
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Nuno Not Distracted ByMartino’s Comment On Jimenez

 

Mexico football coach Gerardo Martino has recently said that Wolves striker Raul Jimenez should be the target of Manchester United. Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t worried about the interest of United on his player. Since his arrival from Benfica in 2018,he has become the star player in Wolves. He has scored 17 goals in the initial season for the club as he signed the contract with the club making his loan to a permanent deal.


In the current season, he has scored 24 goals for the club across all competitions helping them secure the sixth position on the table and to lead them to last 16 of Europa League. His performance at the club has led to havinghis interests from the top clubs of Europe with Manchester United and Juventus stands out in this speculation.
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Arsenal have little option but to sell Aubameyang

Arsenal will have to sell Pierre–Emerick Aubameyang if he doesn’t agree with the club’s deal, says former player Ray Parlour. But he still wants the player to stay as he is nearing the last twelve months of his deal. Aubameyang holds great importance to the club and Arsenal will not surely let him stray away like that.

As the transfer window is approaching the club will be putting forward new deals and negotiations. This may result in either positive or negative note as per the player’s wish. He can also decide to start somewhere new like Manchester United or Real Madrid as they are among the clubs that have shown interest towards him. Continue reading “Arsenal have little option but to sell Aubameyang”

Phil Thompson believes Timo Werner would ideally suit Liverpool

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes the Reds need competition for places and they should land the services of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has constantly depended on Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino in the frontline but Thompson feels the club need competition for places similar to Manchester City.


He told Sky Sports: “I think he’ll give a realistic challenge to the front three. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino – they look as though they’re set. We do have Divock Origi but I think everybody realises that he’s more of an impact player, for sort of the last 15, 20 minutes – but that’s not really good enough. We do need somebody a little bit better. Some people will say ‘Will Werner get in and will he want to come to Liverpool?’. I think he would and I think he does. You look at Manchester City, they’ve got two top class players in every position. That is what Liverpool need and I think Werner would help to give us that.”
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Lacazette insists he has no reason to part ways with Arsenal

French striker Alexandre Lacazette has insisted that he is happy with the proceedings at Arsenal and has no reason to leave the club at the end of the season. A recent report claimed that the striker has an agreement with the Gunners whereby he could head through the exit door, if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.


When about the speculation, Lacazette said that he has no idea and added that everyone around the club is pleased with him, he told: “I didn’t know about this. I did not know. Yes, I have a contract with the club so there is no point for me to leave, everybody is happy with me at the club. A lot of people can talk. There is always something to say so I don’t really think about this. If the manager, the coach, my team-mates are happy with me then that’s the most important thing.”
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Frank Lampard dismisses the prospect of Christian Pulisic leaving on loan

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has dismissed the prospect of Christian Pulisic leaving on loan during the winter transfer window. The United States international has witnessed a tough beginning to his Blues career and he has recently been on the bench with Lampard preferring the likes of Willian, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Mason Mount ahead of him in the pecking order.

As a result, there has been the speculation that Pulisic could be loaned back to former club Borussia Dortmund at the turn of the year but Lampard has refuted those claims by citing that he sees the big picture with Pulisic, he told reporters: “No. With Christian he’s come to us in a big move, let’s make no mistake about it, and then he’s just turned 21 recently, and we’ve got a competitive squad here.

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Three Experts Boost Confidence for Man City

Three experts in the field of football have handed over a boost to Manchester City in the title race for Premier League. They have made it clear that the fight between them and Liverpool can be resolved before it comes to an end. Liverpool has enjoyed a good start in the new season and they have also opened a lead of eight points over Manchester City that out the side of Jurgen Klopp to drive for ending the wait for almost 30 years to get a league title.

The trio of experts comprises of Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson, and Matt Le Tissier. Nicholas is a former player of the Arsenal club, Matt played for Southampton and Phil is a former player from Liverpool. Three of them have cleared out several twists and turns within Manchester City and Liverpool. They have given explanations individually about the reasons city should be hopeful to close the gap between them and their rivals. Charlie Nicholas said that the race for getting the title is not over yet. A kind of hopelessness was attached at the back of Liverpool that was not evident during the last season and so they fell upon Sheffield United and Leicester City.

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Danny Murphy believes United can break into the top four this season

Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy believes Manchester United could make the push for the top four after missing out on the same during the previous campaign. The Red Devils finished a disappointing sixth in the league last season with an average defensive record but they have managed to sort the concerns with the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

In a report covered by The Mirror, Murphy said that there are no concerns regarding the title race this season with Manchester City and Liverpool once more expected to compete at the top. He added that Tottenham Hotspur should take up the third Champions League spot available with the Red Devils completing the top four.

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Liverpool legend Ray Clemence urges Reds to spend big to catch Manchester City

Liverpool legend Ray Clemence has said that the Reds must spend big during this summer’s transfer window in order to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League crown. The Reds failed to win their maiden Premier League title last term by the margin of just one point but they still ended the season on a high note by winning the Champions League title.

Speaking to The Mirror, Clemence said that the Reds must keep getting better to compete with the Citizens and they should make a few notable signings this summer, he told: “The thing is – and Liverpool and Klopp will know this better than anyone – you’ve got to keep trying to get better. What they did last year was great, but they still finished second and I’m sure City will be looking to improve.

“For Liverpool to keep up, they need to make purchases as well. They have to go up another level because of the way City play. They got 97 points, lost one game all season and came second. That’s just incredible and it’s why I’m delighted they won the Champions League. To have won nothing would have been unbelievable.”

The Reds have so far remained quiet in the transfer window with PEC Zwolle graduate Sepp van den Berg being the only player purchased. On the contrary, the same has been the case with the Citizens but it is quite evident that the Mancunian giants are aiming to strengthen the squad with Rodri and Harry Maguire eyed from Atletico Madrid and Leicester City respectively.

As such, Jurgen Klopp’s side cannot afford to rest on their laurels for the summer and it remains to be seen whether the club make any marquee signing during the remaining five-and-a-half weeks of the transfer window. The Reds start off the new Premier League campaign with a home game against newly-promoted Norwich City.

Jurgen Klopp admits Mane and Salah worry after Huddersfield win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he was concerned with the regular running from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane during the Premier League triumph over Huddersfield Town. The Merseyside outfit romped to a comfortable 5-0 win over the relegated side on Friday night and both Mane and Salah starred with a brace apiece.

Speaking after the game, Klopp admitted that he was worried by the fact that both Salah and Mane was constantly chasing after every ball, considering they have a Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona in midweek, he said: “It’s difficult. I didn’t want them to chase back and stuff like that. Both looked really good and were running with each ball. You think: ‘What the heck are you doing?’ But it’s good. Today was a day where you have to leave then on the pitch and manage the game in a very offensive way, which they did.”
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