What Can Saul Niguez Bring to Manchester United?

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Manchester United has long been scouting the field for a quality defensive midfielder and now it looks like that they have finally found one. Reports surfaced that Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Saul Niguez to the English giants. Now, for anyone who has followed the career of the Spanish player, it comes as no surprise that these rumors are picking up speed. United have long been linked to Saul and it’s evident the club’s management are avid admirers of his talents. However, it seems that a deal is closer…

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Was Atletico Madrid’s Win Over Liverpool Luck or Masterclass by Simeone?

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I’m sure that most of you watched the game between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The Spaniards knocked out the reigning Champions League winners after the extra time and the overall impression is that Diego Simeone and his men got fortunate. That’s what many pundits said and Jurgen Klopp had a dig at his colleague after the match. Michael Owen went a step further and directly tweeted that this was not a masterclass by Simeone but pure luck. But is that really the case? Let’s look at the main…

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Five Things We Learned from the First Leg of the Champions League Knockouts

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The first leg of the UEFA Champions League is behind us and that brings us closer to the trophy. I believe we learned a lot from the games, so it’s time for analysis before the return legs. Here are my five things we learned so far. The Teams Are Closer Than We Thought Most teams are still in it after the first leg. Only Atalanta and Bayern Munich seem certain for the next round, while all the other clubs will be hoping to progress. Sure, RB Leipzig looked good and…

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Five Things We Learned from Friday’s Champions League Games

Erling Haaland and Other Champions League Figures

We saw two exciting games of football in the Champions League last night. Borussia Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 at home, while Atletico Madrid earned a precious 1-0 lead over Liverpool. The results pretty much leave both ties in the balance until the second leg. In the meantime, there are five important things we learned on Tuesday. Erling Haaland Can Do It in the Biggest Stage We’ve known that Erling Haaland is a talented striker for a while. He scored a ton of goals in Austria, but we’ve seen other players…

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Five Players That Might Have a New Club by the End of January

Edinson Cavani, Krzysztof Piatek, Olivier Giroud and Other Soccer Players

This January transfer window in European football has been one of the quietest I can remember. There were hardly any blockbuster deals and the potential transfer of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United looks like the biggest move that will take place. There are several days left, though, so we might see other interesting deals. In this post, I take a look at five players that might be playing for another club, once the transfer window is over. Edinson Cavani, PSG The attacking power of PSG is such,…

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Antonine Griezmann set to dominate transfer headlines this window

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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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Valencia vs Atletico Madrid – An exciting start to the new La Liga season

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The new season of La Liga kicks off this weekend on an exciting note as Valencia host Atletico Madrid at Mestalla on Monday night. Both sides are coming on the back of strong seasons, and both have high aspirations this season. It would be an interesting encounter between two powers of Spanish football. After finishing a couple of seasons in the bottom-half, Valencia did well to finish fourth under Marcelino last season. The Spaniard manager has done an incredible job by guiding Los Che back into Champions League football in…

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Griezmann, Dybala, Young – Latest Manchester United transfer updates

The January transfer window is not far away now, and the transfer rumour mill is slowly but surely shifting into the top gear. Premier League aspirants Manchester United spent a lot of money on transfers last summer, and latest reports suggest it would be more of the same for them in the upcoming transfer windows. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann came close to joining United in the summer but eventually ended up staying at the Madrid club. According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, the France international is set to leave…

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Chelsea planning a late swoop for Premier League striker and more deadline day updates

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to seal a last-minute swoop for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, according to talkSPORT. Llorente, who has previously played under the Italian manager at Juventus, was also a transfer target for the Blues in January, but a move never realized. The report claims that the Premier League champions are still interested in the 32-year-old, even though they are yet to lodge a bid for the Spanish striker. Llorente, who joined the Swans on a two-year deal from Sevilla last summer, has only one year…

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Manchester United target signs new deal

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has signed a new deal with the La Liga club, according to the latest reports coming from Spain. The France international had been poised to join Manchester United this summer before Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the ruling, Griezmann verbally committed to stay at Atletico despite his initial inclination towards joining United in the summer. Now, Spanish publication Marca, via the Independent, has claimed that the 26-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a new deal, which will keep…

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Manchester United can still sign Greizmann, claims club legend

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Manchester United can still sign Atletico Madrid forward Antonio Griezmann this summer, club legend Ryan Giggs has claimed. United’s interest in the French forward appeared to be dead in the water after Atletico had their appeal against their transfer ban turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. On Thursday evening, following the ruling, the 26-year-old showed his support to his current club by tweeting “Now more than ever #Atleti #All together.” Ahora más que nunca #Atleti #Todosjuntos ?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/nfxcwInM2B — Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 1, 2017 Griezmann have…

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Top target ready to join Manchester United on one condition

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is keen to join Manchester United in the summer if the Red Devils manage to secure Champions League football this season. In a recent interview with French television programme Quotidien, Griezmann rated chances of him joining United in the summer at six out of ten. However, he rated his chances of staying at Atletico at seven, and he also added that he would know more about his future in the next couple of weeks. Now, Sky Sports’ La Liga expert Guillem Balague has claimed that…

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Arsenal target set for La Liga move

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is inclining towards a summer move to La Liga side Atletico Madrid, according to French publication L’Equipe. The 25-year-old has been in superb goalscoring form for Lyon this season and has scored 31 goals in all competitions. He is a transfer target for a number of major European clubs including the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain Premier League side Arsenal have also been a long-term admirer of the French striker, but the striker recently made it clear that he would like to join…

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Manchester United set to acquire top target in the summer

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Manchester United are set to trigger the release clause of Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Greizmann. United have been after the France international for quite some time, and now the Telegraph claims that they are ready to plot a £85 million summer bid for the 26-year-old. Recent reports in Italy had reported that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are favourites to sign Greizmann, but the latest report from the English daily claims that United are confident of getting their man. Paul Pogba is supposedly trying to convince his national teammate that the…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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Defender wants to join Manchester United, star player in contract talks

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez is keen on a summer move to Manchester United, according to a report from Manchester Evening News. United manager Jose Mourinho is supposedly a fan of the player and considered buying him during the January transfer window. Gimenez is undoubtedly a talented player, but he currently finds himself behind the centre-back partnership of Diego Godín and Stefan Savic this season. He has managed just 16 stars for Diego Simeone’s side in the current season. The 22-year-old has a £56million buyout clause in his contract, but…

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Top Manchester United target talks down summer move

It is no secret that Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann has been a long-term target for Manchester United. For several past windows, United have been consistently linked with the France international, and it is understood that current manager Jose Mourinho is also a fan of the player. As we head into the summer, the transfer market is once again heating up, and multiple sources have, once again, claimed that United will launch a big-money move for Griezmann in the coming days. However, the player, in a recent interview, has downplayed…

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Griezmann backed to join Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been backed by former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit to join Manchester United in the summer. Griezmann has emerged as one of the best football players in the world during his time with Atletico and has been consistently linked with major European clubs in the recent seasons. Manchester United, in particular, have been strongly linked with the player and Petit, who played for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona in his career, thinks that his compatriot will definitely sign for United in the summer.…

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It’s 2009 again as Fernando Torres scores a stunner in Atletico win

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres turned back the clocks as he scored a spectacular overhead goal in his side’s thrilling 3-2 win over Celta Vigo. Playing at their home ground Vicente Calderon, Atletico found themselves trailing to Gustavo Cabral’s just five minutes in to the game. Torres, who was regarded as one of the world’s best striker during his time with Liverpool, scored from a spectacular overhead kick to pull his side level six minutes later. The 32-year-old, who has had a semi-successful second stint with Atletico, also managed to…

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Atletico president dismiss Diego Costa’s China move

Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has dismissed the possibility of Chelsea striker Diego Costa moving to China in the summer. The Spain international was a subject of a mega-bid from one of the Chinese clubs in January and the offer supposedly led to friction between Costa and manager Antonio Conte. Costa ended up staying with Chelsea but multiple sources have reported that the striker is set to move to China in the summer. However, Atletico President doesn’t agree with this view point. He thinks that the West London club will…

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Griezmann to Manchester United hinted by player’s ‘image advisor’

Antoine Griezmann’s image advisor Sébastien Bellencontre, in an excerpt in the Frenchman by So Foot published this morning, has fanned the flames of the Griezmann to Manchester United transfer. When questioned about the meteoric rise of the player’s brand, he had this to say. “Beckham because he’s [Griezmann’s] idol, but also because I want to make him a fashion icon that goes beyond his football career. Zidane for the French DNA, simplicity, family values, and loyalty too. We want Antoine to finish his career with Puma, for example.” “When I read…

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Manchester United favourites to land Griezmann in summer

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Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague thinks that Manchester United would be in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann if he becomes available in the market. The France international has been strongly linked with United of late, and some reports have even claimed that he has a pre-agreement to join the Red Devils in the summer. Balague has dismissed such reports and has claimed that the 25-year-old doesn’t have any agreement with United. He also thinks that the Frenchman could end up staying at Atletico beyond…

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United reject Lyon bid for winger, set to make a move for forward and more

Manchester United are set to make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann during the summer, according to reports by the Independent. The 25-year-old Frenchman scored six goals during his country’s run to the finals of the European Championship and finished third in the subsequent Balon d’Or awards. Griezmann, a known United fan, has made little secret of his desire to play for the club. “I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,” Griezmann said in an interview with Sky Germany back in November. “I think they are a…

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Atletico Madrid dominate annual La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid dominated the annual LaLiga awards last night. The awards were presented at the LaLiga 2015/16 Gala. The who’s who of the Spanish football was present at the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday. Most of the major categories were picked up by Atletico while Barcelona and Real Madrid also got their hands on some categories. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, won the Best Newcomer of the Year award. Marco Asensio is the ‘Best Newcomer in LaLiga Santander 2015/16’! https://t.co/jb5Up9DZRq#PremiosLaLiga pic.twitter.com/79F7O925fE…

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United in talks with Wayne Rooney’s replacement

Rumours linking Atletico Madrid frontman Antonio Griezmann with a summer move to Manchester United are gathering pace. The Mirror has claimed that United manager Jose Mourinho has identified the French international as a natural successor to current skipper Wayne Rooney. Rooney has started United’s last three games on the bench, and it’s getting more and more evident by the day that his future doesn’t belong with his current club. The report claims that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has already held talks with Atletico and has intimated them that United…

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