Day: May 22, 2019

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Pulisic wants to make same impact as Hazard

New Chelsea arrival Christian Pulisic has revealed his aspiration to make similar impact to that of Eden Hazard at the club. He also expressed his desire to play alongside the Belgian at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Blues in January but was immediately sent out on loan to Germany to continue and finish the season with Borussia Dortmund. In a chat with BBC, after his arrival at Stamford Bridge, Pulisic said: "It is incredible to see what Eden can do," "He (Hazard) is a guy to look up to and what I would love to become. "It is definitely a goal. Any player would be dumb not to want to be in the same team as him." READ: https://footiehound.com/hughton-disappointed-with-brighton-sack/ It remains to be seen if the £58 million signing f...
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Hughton disappointed with Brighton sack

Former Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has expressed his dissatisfaction with the way he was relieved of his managerial duties at the club. Hughton said he was hugely disappointed and surprised after he was sacked at the end of the season after finishing 17th on the Premier League log. This was after a four-and-a-half-year-spell at the Amex. It can be recalled that the 60-year-old took Brighton to the semi-final of the FA Cup but his side ended up with just 3 wins in their last 23 Premier League games. READ: https://footiehound.com/rafa-benitez-wants-mata-at-newcastle/ He has since been replaced by Swansea boss Graham Potter. Chris Hughton joined Brighton in 2014 and helped them secure their first ever promotion to the Premier League in 2017. They finished 15th on...
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Rafa Benitez wants Mata at Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is eager to reunite with Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata this summer according to reports from The Sun. Juan Mata's current deal with Manchester United will expire at the end of the season and he has been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal. It is unclear if Mata will remain at Old Trafford. However, his former manager at Chelsea, Rafa Benitez, wants him at Newcastle. READ: https://footiehound.com/dortmund-sign-thorgan-hazard-from-monchengladbach/ This is dependent on Rafa Benitez' stay or departure from St James' Park as he is also in talks with the club about his future. One major issue that will likely hamper the deal is Mata's wages as he currently earns £140,000 at Old Trafford. Benitez will have a tough task convincing the...
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Dortmund sign Thorgan Hazard from Monchengladbach

Borussia Dortmund have completed the acquisition of Thorgan Hazard from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Thorgan Hazard, younger brother to Eden Hazard now joins the eight-time Bundesliga champions for an undisclosed fee. Speaking after signing for Dortmund on Wednesday, Thorgan said: 'I'm grateful for the five wonderful years I've spent at Borussia Monchengladbach and the good memories I take with me,' READ: https://footiehound.com/spurs-identify-ceballos-as-potential-replacement-for-eriksen/ 'Now was exactly the right time to take the next step in my career. I'm proud that I'll be able to play for Borussia Dortmund. It's a top club with amazing fans.' Thorgan Hazard, 26, already has 21 caps for Belgium with 3 goals to his name. He scored 13 goals and provided...
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Spurs identify Ceballos as potential replacement for Eriksen

Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Real Madrid starlet Dani Ceballos as the ideal replacement for Denmark international Christian Eriksen if he decides to part ways with the club this summer. Eriksen has been heavily linked with a departure from Tottenham with Real Madrid believed to be one of the clubs harboring a major interest in the playmaker. READ: https://footiehound.com/liverpool-eyeing-leeds-19-year-old-left-back-leif-davis/ Tottenham didn't reinforce last season, but emerging reports from AS suggest that Mauricio Pochettino has identified Ceballos and wants to sign him for the club this summer. According to AS, Ceballos wants to leave the Bernabeu following the return of Zinedine Zidane. The 22-year-old made 34 appearances for Real Madr...
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Liverpool eyeing Leeds’ 19-year-old left-back Leif Davis

According to reports from The Sun, Liverpool have identified Leeds full-back Leif Davis as a potential summer transfer target having sent scouts to assess him in action. The 19-year-old joined Leeds from Morecambe in 2018 and made 4 appearances in the Championship this season, playing his part as his side secured 12 points out of a possible 12. The English left-back has been hailed as one for the future and his versatility which enables him to also deputize as a center-back makes him more of an asset. The Reds now have their eyes on the young defender as they intend to bolster their left-back position with Andrew Robertson being the only natural defender in that position for the club. Meanwhile, Leeds boss, Marcelo Bielsa wants to keep hold of the defender if he remains in cha...
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Cech denies reports of a return to Chelsea

Reports are rife that Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will join Chelsea as sporting director in the summer. However, the veteran goalie has dismissed the claims, insisting that he won't decide his future until after the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku. The goalkeeper has already announced his decision to retire at the end of the season and according to reports, his next path leads to a Stamford Bridge return. Cech made 494 appearances for Chelsea in 11 seasons before he left to join Arsenal in 2015 after being replaced by Thibaut Courtois. Petr Cech played his part for Chelsea in winning 4 Premier League titles, 3 League Cups, the FA Cup on some occasions, as well as 1 UCL and 1 Europa League title. READ: https://footiehound.com/tottenham-reportedly-end-interest-in-za...