Brentford have been handed a massive boost on the injury front following the news that first choice goalkeeper David Raya is ready to return to the team. The Spanish shot stopper missed some months due to a serious knee injury andhas now returned to full fitness weeks ahead of schedule.
Raya is almost certain to be in the Brentford squad for the FA Cup tie at struggling Everton. The two teams meet this weekend in the last 32 of the competition with a place in the last 16 the reward for the winning team. Continue reading “FA CUP: BRENTFORD HANDED RAYA BOOST”→
Newcastle United have made their first transfer of the current January transfer window with the signing of England defender Kieran Trippier.
31-year-old Trippierhas joined Newcastle United from Spanish La Liga club Atletico Madrid for a fee believed to be around £12m plus add-ons. He had 18 months left on his contract with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid before he made the move to Newcastle United. Trippier has signed a two-and-a-half year deal until the end of the 2023-24 season. Continue reading “NEWCASTLE MAKE FIRST JANUARY SIGNING”→
Merseyside giants Everton have ended their winless streak in the Premier League following the win over Arsenal at the Goodison Park on Monday night. It was the first win in nine Premier League outings for the Toffees.
Everton went into the Arsenal game on the back of an eight-game winless run and a five-point deficit over the relegation zone. The Merseyside giants had to do it the hard way after they came from a goal down at the half-time break to score two second half goals in the space of ten minutes to seal a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Gunners. Continue reading “EVERTON END WINLESS RUN AGAINST ARSENAL”→
Leeds United are out of the relegation zone on the Premier League standings after they defeated bottom team Norwich City 2-1 away from home when the two teams met at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon.
After a goalless situation at the end of first half, Leeds United took advantage of a four-minute spell to score two goals and secure the three points at stake in the process. The away win over the Canaries helped the Whites out of the danger zone as far as Premier League football is concerned. Continue reading “LEEDS CLIMB OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE”→
Manchester City forward Ferran Torres was unstoppable as he led Spain to the UEFA Nations League final ahead of European champions Spain. The ex-Valencia man scored twice in the first half as he helped Spain beat Italy 2-1 in their semi-final clash at the San Siro on Wednesday.
The Italian defence could not cope with the movement of Torres in the box and they were punished on two occasions as a result. Torres scored the first of his two goals on 17 minutes off the assist from Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal. Continue reading “NATIONS LEAGUE: TORRES AT THE DOUBLE”→
While they have been criticized for their inability to find buyers for players they are no longer in need of, English Premier League giants Manchester United have made it clear that they can still sell some of their unneeded players as long as the right offer comes in for them. The Red Devils have completed the sale of attacker Daniel James to their Premier League rivals Leeds United even though the negotiations between the two clubs started just a few hours before on Tuesday, the summer transfer window deadline day. James was already surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would have seen his chances of playing in the team more restricted than normal.
Manchester United announced that they had agreed a deal in principle for the signing of Ronaldo from Juventus and it was indeed a huge piece of news, especially to United fans, as they have now had their hopes of seeing their club fighting for major titles go over the ceiling. James had always made headlines particularly because of his lack of playing time and there were reports that he could be allowed to leave the club and join another side on loan for the rest of the current campaign.
Manchester City are continuing to grow in confidence that they can get a deal over the line for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish after already opening transfer negotiations for the England international midfielder some days ago. City manager Pep Guardiola has already made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that he would love to have the Aston Villa captain in his team and they have been working on the deal to try and complete it as quickly as possible. Grealish is said to be keen on a move to the Etihad Stadium this summer and it has continued to look like the 25-year-old will finally make his dream switch to the Premier League champions as it continues to look like a matter of when and not if it will happen.
Grealish is one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League and has been chased by Manchester United in recent times as well but the Red Devils decided not to sign him because of the huge transfer fee that has been slapped on his head. Villa have said that for any deal to happen, they first want to negotiate with a club that will be willing to pay his £100 million transfer fee and as things are going currently, City are looking like they will pay up the cash and seal the transfer. Continue reading “CITY CONFIDENT THEY CAN GET A DEAL DONE FOR GREALISH”→
English Premier League side Chelsea and French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain have both continued their tug of war as they both continue their chase for Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi. The two clubs are the only two sides battling for the defender’s signature and while it has been an interesting race so far, it still appears that there is no winner in the deal yet.
Hakimi is currently a hot cake and is regarded as one of the best players available for a summer transfer, which explains why both PSG and Chelsea have declared that they are not ready or willing to let their guards down anytime soon. After the remarkable season he had the last term it is no surprise that he will be a great addition to any team he joins this summer and with the window already open for business, it is only normal for interested parties to start submitting bids to Inter Milan to acquire the player’s services – exactly what the two clubs have been doing. Continue reading “CHELSEA AND PSG CONTINUE THEIR BATTLE TO SIGN HAKIMI”→
English Premier League giants Manchester United have shown that they are very much interested in signing Atlético Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in this summer’s transfer window. The Red Devils are in the market for a new right-back who will serve as a major challenger for the position with Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Wan-Bissaka is currently the club’s best option for the right-back role and Olé Gunnar Solksjær believes that in order for the team to continue their quest in challenging the league’s top teams, they have to bolster the squad.
The Norwegian manager is interested in having serious competition for places in his squad and has made it clear that he wants to have at least two very good players for one position. Solksjær has admitted on several occasions that he usually has a selection headache whenever he wants to choose who will start in goal for the club between David De Gea and Dean Henderson. He says he loves that kind of competition as it is very healthy and proves that the squad is filled with quality. Continue reading “MANCHESTER UNITED’S TRIPPIER CHASE TAKES NEW TWIST”→
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has continued to eye several targets he wants to sign for the club and his search has taken him to a direct rival club, Tottenham Hotspur. According to several reports from multiple sources, the Italian manager is interested in signing Gareth Bale from Spurs this summer, amid reports that the Wales international winger may not be making his switch to Tottenham permanent.
Bale joined Spurs from Real Madrid last summer on a season-long loan with an option to buy, but it continues to look highly unlikely that the London club will exercise the purchase option at the end of the season. Mourinho was the manager who engineered the winger’s transfer to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in the summer as he looked to add some more firepower to an attack that already had Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son in it. Continue reading “ANCELOTTI PLANNING TO SIGN BALE FOR EVERTON”→