One of the more prolonged transfer sagas of the close season is over after Juventus completed the purchase of highly rated Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax. The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the finest prospects in world football and will cost Juve a total of €85.5million, with the Serie A champions beating […]
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Matthijs de Ligt’s protracted move to Juventus has finally been completed, with the defender becoming one of football’s priciest teenagers. The Ajax captain will play for the Serie A champions next term after Juve saw off competition from clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester United. De Ligt’s star rose last term with Ajax reaching the […]
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Juventus have signed the much-coveted Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax for an initial €75million on a five-year contract, the Serie A champions have confirmed. The teenage defender agreed personal terms earlier this month and successfully completed a medical on Wednesday after Juve committed to a steep increase on their reported opening offer of €50m. De […]
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Savo Milosevic said Aston Villa belong in the “top six or seven clubs in England” as the former striker hailed the club’s return to the Premier League. After three seasons in the second tier, Villa finally secured promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in May. Milosevic became a fan favourite during his time […]
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Pep Guardiola has lofty expectations for Rodri following the midfielder’s debut in Manchester City’s friendly win over West Ham. City’s record signing Rodri started against the Hammers in the Premier League Asia Trophy match in Nanjing on Wednesday, playing 69 minutes. Seemingly signed as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, Rodri is likely to occupy a […]
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The Football Association (FA) has contacted Huddersfield Town after the Championship club released their new home kit on Wednesday. Huddersfield’s announcement set tongues wagging with the Umbro design featuring the name of betting company Paddy Power in a bold sash across the front of the kit. The club’s managing director, Sean Jarvis, said the 2019-20 kit was […]
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Odion Ighalo was gifted an early goal as Nigeria claimed third place in the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia. Aiming to maintain their perfect record in AFCON third-place play-offs, Nigeria were presented with the lead when Tunisia goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia and defender Yassine Meriah combined to tee up Ighalo. […]
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to be ready to rotate roles in Manchester United’s frontline next season. The forward duo were each on target in Wednesday’s 4-0 friendly victory over Leeds United as part of the Red Devils’ pre-season tour. Manager Solskjaer has deployed both at the focal point of […]
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Galatasaray are in talks to sign Fulham flop Jean Michael Seri on loan. The Super Lig champions confirmed via a brief Twitter statement on Wednesday that negotiations are underway. Seri signed for Fulham from Nice last year for a reported fee of £25million – a club record at the time – after having previously been […]
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Kevin De Bruyne will “gladly” accept the Manchester City captaincy should his team-mates choose him as the player to take over from the departed Vincent Kompany. City are without a club captain since Kompany left for Anderlecht at the end of last season and they are yet to confirm who will fulfil the role next […]
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