Four European Clubs Who Should Resist Selling Players This Summer

It’s almost accepted in football that ‘smaller’ clubs who have seen a bit of success will get raided during the summer months, forcing them to rebuild all over again. In a way, it’s a bit of shame. Who knows, for example, how far the Monaco team that won Ligue 1 in 2016/17 could have gone if they hadn’t been stripped down and sold for parts after that triumph? You can make an argument for reinvestment and renewal, like Ajax might do this summer, but often, they never catch the same…

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Holiday like a Premier League footballer courtesy of Cadbury and Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Summers can be cruel for Premier League fans. Lack of football can be devastating, but Premier League fans can make up for it by holidaying like their favourite footballers this summer. Thanks to Cadbury and Ian Wright, you stand a chance to live life like a Premier League footballer, travel to the US and also take a Premier League trip to Europe this summer. Cadbury is offering fans a football lifeline with their You’re Off competition which offers winners a chance to go on an amazing football themed holiday. This week’s prize…

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Report: Liverpool’s main man to turn down the new deal

German manager Jurgen Klopp has been quite a revelation in his current role at Liverpool. Klopp didn’t take long to become a fan-favourite at Anfield following his appointment in 2015. In the last four years, Klopp has transformed the club and have reinstalled them as one of the best European sides. Liverpool’s recent Champions League success has only enhanced his reputation. Besides winning their sixth Champions League title, the Reds also registered their record point-total in 2018-19 Premier League. Hence, it’s no surprise that the latest Liverpool blogs suggest that…

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Most Exciting Football-Themed Slots to Get You in the Mood

There’s a surprising number of football slots released by various developers over the years. In this post, we will describe our favourite ones, based on their overall quality, features and gameplay bonuses. Play them while waiting for a match you’ve just bet on or a new season to start in your favourite football league. If you stick to the best slots around, they’ll help you get right in the mood before the referee’s whistle. 4 Best Football Slots Bicicleta Champion’s Goal Hugo Goal Foxin’ Wins Football Fever 1. Bicicleta Slot…

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Should You Be Using a Dedicated Sportsbook or a Casino to Place Wagers?

There are two kinds of bookies available for online and mobile gamblers. First of all, there are sites offering multiple platforms such as casino, sportsbook and poker, for example. Another kind is a sportsbook that is focused on betting only. It has no casino games or bingo rooms to offer a variety of entertainment for the players. The question is: what kind of a gambling site is better for placing wagers on sports? Arguments for a Dedicated Sportsbook Are you only going to place bets on sports matches or other…

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Hazard to cost £88.5m, claims the latest report

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed over a transfer fee for Eden Hazard, according to the latest report from the Guardian. Famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the Spanish giants have agreed to pay £88.5m (€100m) plus add-ons to Chelsea for the services of the Belgian star. The report mentions that following an initial disagreement over the transfer fee, both clubs came to an understanding on Wednesday. Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Hazard for quite some time, and head-coach Zinedine Zidane is also a fan of the…

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Eriksen wants to leave, agent says ‘not a surprise’

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has admitted that he wishes to start a new challenge this summer. The Danish midfielder was part of the losing Spurs side in the Champions League final. He has only one year left in his current deal, and it is reported that Real Madrid are interested in his services. However, he has also claimed that if no suitable offer come for him this summer, he wouldn’t have any problem in signing a new deal. “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where…

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Juventus ready to push for a swap-deal for Paul Pogba

The rumours linking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba with a return to Juventus continue to intensify every day. A report from the Guardian has claimed that the Old Lady are very much interested in signing the midfielder, and they have already made contact with United. The French midfielder joined United from Juventus in a £93.2m deal in 2016. The report adds that the Serie A club are not in a position to cough up that kind of money. Hence, they are likely to offer one of Paulo Dybala, Alex Sandro…

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The rebuilding of Arsenal

Lacazette

Last Wednesday, Unai Emery’s Arsenal side capitulated in the second half of their Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku. Emery – well-versed in the art of winning European football’s second-biggest prize – could only watch on as Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea took them apart, thanks largely to the talents of one Eden Hazard. Arsenal lost 4-1 on the night and missed out on their last chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League in the process. The Gunners’ suspect backline was moved about at will by Hazard and co in…

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The genius of Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero

In July 2011, Manchester City paid Atletico Madrid €36 million to acquire the services of their young Argentine striker, Sergio Aguero. Aguero had enjoyed five seasons with Atleti after joining them from Independiente in Argentina in 2006. Even though Aguero was only 18 when he moved to LaLiga he was still Atletico Madrid’s record signing at the time, moving for €21.7 million. Standing at 5’8” tall, Aguero is smaller than the average footballer but what he lacks in height he makes up for in strength, technique and tenacity. He has…

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Several Arsenal players facing exodus after the Europa League debacle

Unai Emery

Arsenal are still reeling following their embarrassing defeat to Chelsea in the final of Europa League. Gunners’ spectacular collapse in the second half has left a lot of questions hanging over the squad, and it is clear that a lot of Arsenal careers have come to an end. Manager Unai Emery also made this very clear following the game, when he said that some of his players would need to leave in the summer. “Our idea is to continue to carry on and improve with the young players that have…

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Big-name players who could be leaving Man City

Pep Guardiola

Now that another enthralling Premier League season has drawn to a close, let’s take a look at some big-name players at Manchester City who may well be leaving the club this summer. Pep Guardiola has some decisions to make regarding three semi-regular, multi-talented first-teamers this summer. Ilkay Gundogan, now 28, is yet to sign an extension to his current contract which is due to expire in June 2020, one year from now, with many punters using their online betting codes to back his departure. The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder made…

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This season’s best players from the top 6

Bernardo Silva

In the week of this season’s Champions League and Europa League finals, we take a look back at this season’s best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker from the Premier League’s top six. Goalkeeper –A couple of years ago this position would have been a ‘gimme’ for Manchester United’s David De Gea. However, a bad dip in form in the last 18 months has seen The Red Devils’ shot-stopper drop down the rankings. This season, it was a toss-up between the Brazilians Ederson and Alisson. Liverpool and Brazil’s number one, Alisson,…

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Five transfers that could break the 100m-mark this summer window

Antoine Griezmann

It’s going to be a huge summer window in the world of football. Spanish giants Real Madrid need a huge overhaul, and everyone knows they are going to spend a lot of money. The same can be said about Manchester United. Their below-par finish to the season has made it obvious that they need to sign a number of players this window. With these two superpowers sniffing for the top talent, we can see some transfer records breaking this summer. Besides, the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich would…

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Valverde set to remain Barcelona boss, claims the latest report

It has been quite an unsettling end to the season for Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde. Ever since his side’s defeat to Liverpool in Champions League, there have been question marks hanging over Valverde’s future at the Catalan club. Earlier this week, multiple media reports suggested that he could get the sack as soon as this week. However, according to the latest from Spanish radio Cadena Ser, reports of the imminent sacking are false, and the Spaniard is set to stay in his job for the next season. Valverde has led…

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Chelsea explain Sarri’s outburst

Earlier today, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri stormed out of his side’s training session ahead of their Europa League final with Arsenal on Wednesday. The incident took place during a training session open to media in Baku, and it quickly went viral all over the internet. At first, many football fans assumed that the Italian’s reaction was due to Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz coming to blows in training just minutes before. However, a Chelsea spokesperson has dismissed this story and has claimed that Sarri’s reaction was not down to any…

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Villas-Boas gets Marseille job

Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been announced as the new man at the helm of French giants Marseille. Marseille finished just outside of the European positions this season, in 5th, despite impressive firepower such as Mario Balotelli (8 goals in 15), and Florian Thauvin (16 in 33). Coach Rudi Garcia announced his decision to stand down at the end of the season last week. The new man heading to the South coast may raise some eyebrows, and could not have been described as a frontrunner during Royal…

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Man City Deny Guardiola Rumours

Manchester City board member Alberto Galassi dismissed rumors regarding Pep Guardiola joining Juventus.  “I want to clarify what has been reported in the last few days and confirm what Guardiola said last week during the press conference,” said Galassi on Sky Italy. “He wants to stay at Manchester City. Besides, a club like Juventus would not have allowed such a news to come out like this. Man City could not have been left out without knowing and being advised. “This rumour is unfounded. It is unbelievable that the media pursue these…

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Premier League’s new-found love affair with Europa League

UEFA Europa League

Even if it is for wrong reasons, one could say that the upcoming Europa League final has almost upstaged the Champions League counterpart in terms of media coverage. UEFA’s choice of venue for the final, Baku, has attracted a lot of criticism from all corners for multiple reasons. Fans of both clubs have had to face multiple difficulties in travelling to Azerbaijan, and then there is the issue of Henrikh Mkhitaryan not being able to participle because of his Armenian nationality.    However, the final has also received unprecedented attention in…

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Bayern Munich Confirm Interest In Man City Star

Bayern Munich club president Uli Hoeness has named Manchester City star Leroy Sane as his club’s priority transfer target.  The 23 year old has produced stunning displays for the Premier League champions whenever he got the nod, but he wasn’t a regular name on Pep Guardiola’s team sheet.  Sane, who was signed from Schalke 04 in 2016, could find his way back to the Bundesliga next season as he pursues regular first team football. Being asked on Sane,  Hoeness replied “Yes, we are dealing with that name at the moment.” The…

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Real Madrid Issue Official Statement Addressing Pochettino

Real Madrid have issued a official statement dismissing  Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that his team were denied access to Los Blancos training facility.  The Lily Whites will fly into the Spanish capital soon ahead of their Champions League final clash with Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano, home to Real Madrid’s derby rivals Atletico Madrid, on June 1. Both clubs will be using Atletico’s training centre during their stay in Madrid.  Speaking to the press on Thursday, Pochettino lightheartedly claimed that he asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to accommodate his club in…

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Willian Determined For Europa League Glory

Willian

Chelsea winger Willian believes the Europa League final in Baku will define his side’s season. The West Londoners secured Champions League qualification finishing third in the Premier League this season, but manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly failed the Chelsea hierarchy with his first season performance. After a promising start to the campaign, the Blues suffered a dismal midseason run which saw them suffering humiliating defeats to Bournemouth, Spurs and Manchester City. It seemed they would be out of luck even betting on royal ascot this year. Willian did not hesitate to…

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Manchester United face a battle in keeping David de Gea

It has been stressed enough in the media that Manchester United need an overhaul in the summer. A lot of faces are supposed to make exit, while a lot of new faces are expected to arrive at Old Trafford in the summer. However, United’s main battle may lie elsewhere this window. The Red Devils face a tough fight to keep their star goalkeeper David de Gea at the club. The Spaniard has only one year left in his deal with United, and according to Sky Sports, he has turned down…

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Antonine Griezmann set to dominate transfer headlines this window

Antoine Griezmann

Undoubtedly, France international Antoine Griezmann is one of the biggest talents in football. And when a player of such calibre becomes available in the market, it is surely going to make a lot of noise. Since moving to Atletico Madrid in 2014, Griezmann has been linked with an exit for the club almost every window. However, the 28-year-old is finally set to make his exit from Atletico this summer. Griezmann has publicly announced that he would be leaving Atletico in the summer, and that has already put a lot of…

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The Premier League’s out of contract stars

As the 2018/19 season finishes, we take a look at some players from the Premier League’s (PL) top six who will be out of contract this summer. Starting at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has a lot of work today ahead of next season at Old Trafford. The players out of contract this summer at United are Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata. Ashley Young was awarded a one-year contract extension back in February so he will stay on for at least one more year. Club-captain, Valencia, will be…

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