Day: May 11, 2020

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How coronavirus will affect football as we know it

Major football competitions across Europe and worldwide have been on suspension since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Football enthusiasts have been waiting earnestly to see if football makes a return as a cure for the virus is being sought for. The Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Portuguese League, the Bundesliga amongst others were suspended due to the pandemic, and fans have been starved of quality football action since then.  The likes of the French Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie have already been brought to an abrupt end with plans being put in place for the commencement of a new season. However, one major good news is that the Bundesliga will be returning to action on May 16. This will provide major respite for fans who want to see some action. READ: Totte...
Barcelona, Liverpool FC, News, Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham not willing to sell Ndombele in the summer

Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in selling Tanguy Ndombele this summer although he has been linked with a move away from the club after a difficult first season with the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona reportedly interested. Regardless, Spurs are not prepared to let him leave on loan or permanently when the summer transfer window reopens. The 23-year-old joined the North London outfit last summer for a club-record deal of £55million plus add-ons from Lyon. READ: La Liga return – Games to be played every day for a month The player has struggled to make a mark although Jose Mourinho remains committed to the player's development after being pictured in one-on-one training with the France international during the first few weeks of the coronavirus lockdown. Ndombele is keen t...
News

La Liga return – Games to be played every day for a month

A report by Daily Mail claims that La Liga is set to return with games to be played every day for a month. According to the league president, Javier Tebas, La Liga will finish its season once football returns in June. La Liga was put on hold in March along with other major leagues around the world due to coronavirus. However, a plan for a restart is being made for June 12th, similar to what is being planned in England. Tebas insisted that the risk to players would be minimal once football resumes in Spain but pointed put that June 12 is not cast in stone and is subject to change. In a chat with El Partidaso on Movistar as cited by Daily Mail, he said: “I don’t know when football will return. I don’t know if the most probable date is June 19, I would like it to be June 12. It will ...
Manchester United, News

Man United contract talks with Angel Gomes stall

Man United's contract talks with Angel Gomes are currently at a standstill with time running out as the 19-year-old has just a few weeks left on his current deal at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have offered Gomes a new contract but both parties are yet to agree on a deal. The teenager will be able to leave the club for free next month as his contract expires at the end of June if no resolution is reached. The Premier League has not yet discussed the fate of players whose contracts with their clubs will end in June before the completion of the league season. Regardless, the youngster has played very few games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term. READ: Man City owners purchase Belgian club Lommel SK There were hopes that Gomes would agree fresh terms but talks have been on hold....
Manchester City, News

Man City owners purchase Belgian club Lommel SK

Man City owners, known as City Football Group have purchased a ninth club and it is Belgian second division side Lommel SK. They already have the likes of New York City FC, Girona, Melbourne City, Yokohama F. Marinos, Mumbai City, Sichuan Jiuniu, and Montevideo City Torque under their ownership. Lommel SK have become the third European club in their books after a reported deal worth £2million, with the agreement to be completed after the renewal of the club's professional football license. Ferran Soriano, chief executive of the CFG said: “We are excited to welcome Lommel SK to City Football Group and to work together with the fans and the city to develop the club. “Belgium is one of Europe’s best football countries as demonstrated by the success of the national team and the dev...
Juventus, News

Tardelli disappointed with Chiellini’s remarks about Melo and Balotelli

Marco Tardelli has not hidden his disappointment with Giorgio Chiellini after his harsh comments about Felipe Melo and Mario Balotelli. The Juventus captain described Mario Balotelli as a negative person who deserved a slap for his behavior when he was part of Italy's squad at the 2013 Confederations Cup. He went on to describe former club teammate Felipe Melo as the worst of the worst, adding that he told the management of the team that the Brazilian midfielder was a rotten apple. Since then, both players have responded to Chiellini's criticisms. Mario Balotelli insisted that he had never disrespected the Italy shirt and blasted the defender for not telling him outrightly to his face while Melo branded Chellini unprofessional. It can be recalled that Tardelli spent 10 seasons ...