American Jesse Marsch has been named the new Leeds United manager following the dismissal of Marcelo Bielsa earlier this week. Argentine tactician Bielsa was relieved of his duties as the Leeds United manager on Sunday and club officials have wasted no time in announcing his replacement.
FA CUP: BRENTFORD HANDED RAYA BOOST
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.
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NEWCASTLE MAKE FIRST JANUARY SIGNING
Newcastle United have made their first transfer of the current January transfer window with the signing of England defender Kieran Trippier.
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EVERTON END WINLESS RUN AGAINST ARSENAL
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.
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LEEDS CLIMB OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE
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.
NATIONS LEAGUE: TORRES AT THE DOUBLE
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”
JAMES LEAVES UNITED TO SIGN FOR LEEDS ON DEADLINE DAY
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.
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CITY CONFIDENT THEY CAN GET A DEAL DONE FOR GREALISH
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.
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CHELSEA AND PSG CONTINUE THEIR BATTLE TO SIGN HAKIMI
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.
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MANCHESTER UNITED’S TRIPPIER CHASE TAKES NEW TWIST
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.
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