Twitter couldn’t believe one player being on UEFA’s list of Europe’s best players

On Monday, the UEFA announced the 10-man shortlist for the Best Player in Europe Award. As expected, some of the biggest names in football made it, but further down the list fans found one big surprise. The award is voted for by journalists from across Europe, who list their five best players of the 2015-2016 season. Lionel Messi won the first UEFA award in 2011 and also collected the trophy last year. The other winners are Andres Iniesta (2012), Franck Ribery (2013) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2014). The ten nominees, in alphabetical order, are:…

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Chelsea close to losing star striker

With Antonio Conte arriving at Chelsea, the Premier League giants were primed for a big hit on the summer transfer market and to sell a set of current players in order to raise money. The Blues have already secured the services of striker Michy Batshuayi and midfielder N’Golo Kante, and are now close to selling one of their biggest stars. Reports in Italy claim Diego Costa is close to returning to Atletico Madrid. The Spanish striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for months, as he…

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Manchester City receive massive boost in chase of star defender

With Pep Guardiola arriving at Manchester City, the Premier League giants were primed to hit hard on the summer transfer market. The Citizens have already secured the signings of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and winger Nolito, with an English record move for Everton’s John Stones reportedly being considered. However, that deal could be unnecessary as La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia) has revealed that City could be close to landing Juventus star centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. After an initial offer by Chelsea, the Citizens have now made a very serious move for the…

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Manchester United make record bid for Paul Pogba, Juventus begin to falter

With the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, the Premier League giants were primed to hit big on the summer transfer market. The Red Devils have already secured the services of defender Eric Bailly, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, they aren’t done, with Mourinho announcing that a fourth transfer will be completed. For months, that appeared to be Paul Pogba. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the…

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Liverpool set to further strengthen squad

Liverpool are on the verge of signing Augsburg central defender Ragnar Klavan , whilst the Merseyside club are also interested in recruiting Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle, according to the Telegraph. Experienced Estonian to bolster defensive options It is understood that Liverpool have agreed to initially pay £3.5m for Klavan, who played in both legs of Augsburg’s Europa League last 32 tie against Liverpool last season. The 30-year-old Estonian captain has made 108 international appearances and been named his country’s player of the year for the last three seasons. Since joining…

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The prolific Jordan Rhodes braced for debut season in the Premier League

Over the course of the last four seasons, one striker has scored far more prolifically in English football than any other. All Rhodes lead to goal From August 2012 until the present day, Jordan Rhodes has established himself as the leading goal-scorer in the top four divisions of English football by scoring 91 goals in 179 league games. The Middlesbrough striker’s career statistics are equally impressive with the 26-year-old averaging a goal every 1.94 league games, as he has scored 172 times in 334 appearances. After beginning his career with…

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