Category: Transfers in football

Top 10 richest transfers in football 2019

2018-2019 seasons has been closed with outstanding achievements of some big brands. The stories around transfer topic are always interested by fans when they focus all actions and passions of their idols.

Some people said that 2019 transfers season had some jaw-dropping contracts with intense to deal and negotiate big stars for big football clubs. With a little of excitement, we discuss top 10 richest transfer in football of 2018-2019 window. It’s a good idea to look back the recent season through transfers signing.

10/ Dani Ceballos

In 2019, Dani had a transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal FC. Although Arsenal FC didn’t reach such achievements as their expectation, Dani still became an ember in darkness. This transfer made more opportunities for this young player to perform talent on both attack and defense position.

During the 2019 season, he got 3 goals in total 23 games. He also got on average 1.4 tackles with 92.6% accurately. By his flexibility, he forwarded and supported other teammates to go up the front and receive ball perfectly.

In general, the loan for this transfer was a correct action to boost Arsenal to reach target closely.

9/ Harry Maguire

This star was transferred from Leicester to Manchester United with total €87 million. The fact that, it is the most expensive transfer which MU are ready to pay for an Englishman.

This deal made more arguments about expression of Harry and the value he received.

During the season, Harry played 31 games and had 3 goals. By great performance, he proved that he deserved to receive a high salary as this transfer singing. Furthermore, he was a potential footballer to make more victories for MU club.

All fans of MU were interesting in VVD-level performances of Harry although achievements of MU in 2018-2019 was disappointing.

Pogba is determined to leave MU with 100 million euros from Juventus

According to the Italian press, even when Man Utd expressed his intention to retain Paul Pogba, the midfielder still wants to leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

Not long ago, coach Ole Solskjaer confirmed that Paul Pogba will soon renew his contract and stay at Old Trafford. However, according to Calciomercato, the French midfielder is still looking to leave Man Utd in the interest of big clubs like Juventus or Real Madrid.

The number one priority for Juventus in the summer transfer window is to bring Pogba back to the Allianz Arena. The “old lady” of Turin is willing to spend 100 million euros to get this player’s signature. If the deal goes as planned, Man Utd could be considered a break-even after 4 years with Pogba. In the summer of 2016, the Old Trafford team recruited the French midfielder for the same fee.

The source also said that if Man Utd extended the contract with Pogba, it only gives them an advantage at the negotiating table, but cannot change the decision of the player born in 1993. In addition to Juventus, Real Madrid, Barca and PSG is also said to be keeping an eye on Pogba after the scourge in England.

However, Solskjaer still wants to keep the midfielder, especially when Man Utd has just added Bruno Fernandes. After 5 matches in the Premier League, Bruno made a mark with 2 goals and 3 assists. The Norwegian strategist is eager to combine the duo Bruno and Pogba in midfield “Red Devils”.

The French midfielder has recently shown positive signs in recovering from injury. Pogba is expected to return to the Man Utd squad soon in March. However, due to the complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, the European leagues have been declared adjourned. Therefore, fans will have to wait a little longer to see this player appear on the field.

Paul Ince blames Man Utd for failing in Haaland transfer

The Man Utd player is still angry when his former team lost to Dortmund in the recruitment of Norwegian young star Erling Haaland in January 2020.

Man Utd is said to have a great advantage in the race to win Haaland in January. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a teacher of a young compatriot striker since both of them was still at Molde Club. Man Utd also expressed interest in Haaland when the 19-year-old striker shone at Red Bull Salzburg in the first half of this season.

But in the end, Man Utd retreated. Haaland still left Salzburg in January 2020 and joined Dortmund, where he quickly integrated, scoring 12 goals in 11 matches. Paul Ince said that Man Utd should not have been concerned about the $ 22 million fee for releasing the Norwegian striker with Salzburg.

Due to withdrawing from Haaland, Man Utd was more or less passive about the force when Rashford had to take long-term injury. They then had to fight by fighting Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo from China. Although the striker is integrating not bad, Ince implies that Ighalo is still not as good as Haaland.

Merson: ‘Aubameyang is the missing piece of Man Utd’

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should join Man Utd.

Aubameyang is the Premier League top scorer 2018-2019. This season, striker Gabon scored 17 goals in the Premier League, but Arsenal are only ninth, eight points behind the top 4. Aubameyang was reportedly wanted to leave Arsenal after the team was eliminated from the Europa League by Olympiakos last month. British media revealed that Man Utd is willing to spend large amounts of money to recruit players with just over a year of contract with Arsenal.

Besides Man Utd, Barca and PSG are also said to be associated with Aubameyang. However, the $ 58 million fee Arsenal offer is a challenge for teams who want Aubameyang, because the striker is 31 years old.

The latest striker that Man Utd recruited from Arsenal was Robin van Persie in the summer of 2012. This is considered a successful contract, when the Dutch striker became the top scorer of the 2012-2013 season – the most recent season that Man Utd throne Champion and also the last season Sir Alex Ferguson took charge.

Recent transfers of Chelsea club

Chelsea bought Ajax’s key player

Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech is set to join Chelsea for $ 49 million.

According to the Telegraaf newspaper (Netherlands), Chelsea and Ajax Amsterdam have reached a deal to transfer Ziyech in the summer of 2020. Initially, the English team wanted to buy in January 2020, but Ajax decided to keep until the end of the season.

Ziyech was one of Ajax’s most outstanding players last season, where they won the domestic double and reached the Champions League semi-final. This season, with six goals and 12 assists, the Moroccan striker remains one of the top players in the Dutch championship.

In the last Champions League group stage, Ziyech scored a beautiful free kick against Chelsea. This urged coach Frank Lampard to turn him into the first player he bought after a year of leading the English team.

Ziyech joined Ajax in 2016, from Twente. In 159 games played for the Dutch team, he has 48 goals and 82 passes to clear the deck.

Before Ziyech, Ajax sold Frenkie De Jong to Barca and Matthijs De Ligt to Juventus. The departure of many stars made the former European champion quickly decline. From last season’s semi-finals, Ajax were eliminated in the Champions League group stage this season and came down to play in the Europa League.

Chelsea recruited former Heerenveen player

Chelsea Club paid 44 million USD for Ajax to own winger Hakim Ziyech, since July 2020.

Chelsea also confirmed the recruitment of 27-year-old players. “The two clubs have agreed to transfer Ziyech this summer. The deal is only pending on personal terms, and Ziyech will remain with the Dutch team for the remainder of the current season,” the notice posted on the home page. The English club has a paragraph.

Ziyech was born on March 19, 1993 in Dronten, Netherlands. He is the youngest of nine children. Ziyech’s father died of cancer, when the player was only 10 years old. Ziyech mother – Moroccan – raised the children themselves. Ziyech started playing football at the age of five. He grew up in Heerenveen’s training room.

Ziyech started his career at Heerenveen (2012-2014), then went to Twente and landed at Ajax in the summer of 2016. He scored 47 goals in 157 matches for Ajax, helping the Dutch club to win the National Championship in 2019. Ziyech four the most assists of the season, and won the title of “The best player in the Netherlands” in 2018. Ziyech is also the best pass in Europe since the 2017-2018 season, based on the number of assists created.

Man Utd borrowed a striker from China

Man Utd borrowed Odion Ighalo, a 30-year-old striker from Shanghai Shanghai Bodybuilding on a six-month contract.

The deal was finalized in the last few hours on January 31 – the last day of the mid-season transfer market. According to the BBC, the contract has no terms for a definitive purchase.

Ighalo is training with Shanghai to prepare for the Chinese League (CLS) for the new season. But on January 30, the tournament announced an indefinite delay in the start of the corona virus pandemic.

Ighalo is one of many foreign stars fleeing from CSL on this occasion, both to avoid the risk of infection, and to seek opportunities to compete, maintain the style. The Nigerian striker will fly to England on February 1 to complete personal terms and medical checks.

According to Sky Sports, Man Utd must compete fiercely with Tottenham to be able to borrow Ighalo before the transfer market closes. And Ighalo’s love for Man Utd is seen as an important reason to help them win this race.

Talent of Odion Ighalo

Ighalo has played in the Premier League, scoring 40 goals in 100 matches with Watford in every arena from 2014-2017. In January 2017, the striker went to China to wear Changchun Asia shirt for a $ 26 million transfer. After Changchun relegated, Ighalo continued to stay in CSL, playing for Than Hoa Shanghai from February 2019, scoring 10 goals in 19 appearances last season.

At the national team level, Ighalo makes a stronger impression. He is the top scorer in the 2019 African Championship qualifiers with seven goals. In the final round on Egypt, Ighalo contributed five goals, winning the top scorer. After helping Nigeria win a bronze medal, he announced the end of his international career.

Ighalo is Man Utd’s third rookie in January 2020. Earlier, midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon on January 29 in a deal worth $ 62 million. On the same day, January 31, just a few hours before Ighalo was borrowed, Man Utd bought goalkeeper Nathan Bishop from Southend United.

Ighalo will help coach Solskjaer reduce headaches in the middle position, where Marcus Rashford takes a three-month injury.

Barca jumped into the race to get Eriksen, Conte joined Inter

Barca jumped into the race to get Eriksen

After Inter, Barca wanted to recruit Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in the transfer window in January.On January 20, Eriksen met Tottenham President Daniel Levy and reaffirmed his desire to join Inter.

The two clubs have yet to find a consensus on the transfer fee, but the individual terms are said to have been completed.

However, according to Sky Sports (UK), Barca interrupted. The Nou Camp team is interested in the Swedish midfielder and plans to recruit him as a free agent in the summer. But, they changed their plans and wanted Eriksen right this transfer window.

Eriksen is valued at about 22 million USD, but Inter only wants to pay 14.5 million USD. In a recent statement, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta was optimistic. “It’s a great player. We are waiting and still confident in the success of this deal,” he said.

Eriksen has played 28 matches for Tottenham in all competitions this season, but has only scored twice in the Premier League.

Conte joined Inter

Winger Victor Moses reunited coach Antonio Conte when he joined Inter on a loan deal from Chelsea on January 23.

Moses only plays for Inter in the second half of this season, before the parties involved consider a more sustainable plan.

The Nigerian was a pillar of Chelsea under Conte to win the English Premier League in 2017. But after his teacher left, Moses was not used by the next coach Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard. In the past year, the 29-year-old winger went to Turkey for a Fenerbahce shirt on loan.

Chelsea had just summoned Moses, after Inter had asked him to borrow him in early January. Before Inter’s launch ceremony on January 23, Moses went out to dinner with his new teammates. A photo taken at this meeting was striker Romelu Lukaku posted on social networks from January 22.

Moses is the fourth player to leave the Premier League to join Inter this season, after Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez in the summer of 2019 and Ashley Young recently. In the new shirt, Moses will most likely be the main stone in the right wing position in the favorite 3-5-2 diagram of Conte.

Inter are second in Serie A, four points behind leaders Juventus. This Sunday, Conte teachers and students will receive Cagliari.

Ronaldo’s fame disappeared when he left Real Madrid (Part 2)

The battle between Ronaldo and Messi has also been pushed up a new ladder during this time. Both broke a series of new steps in football history. From the number of goals, to the collective title and finally to the number of Golden Balls.

Ronaldo has it all at Real, from fame, to the number one star in football, to an unending battle with Messi, the perfect catalyst for the hyperbole of the Portuguese superstar.

What is Ronaldo at Juventus? It is the leadership of the leadership, the respect of the fans and the respect of both opponents. Juve or Italy too “good” with Ronaldo. That backfired on this big ego star.

Ronaldo does not lack money, but he lacks an opponent that will compare with him every day to push himself beyond the limits. Messi and Barca have always done that for nearly 10 years of the peak of Ronaldo’s career at Real Madrid.

Juventus with a unique position in Serie A does not have that. The defeat in the Champions League quarter-final of 2018/19 against Ajax is a testament to Ronaldo’s inability to drag the rest of the army to Juve’s aspiration to the peak of Europe.

They need a real counterweight in the domestic arena to motivate themselves, and push Ronaldo to create miracles, just like Messi and Barca have done.

Can Ronaldo get up after failure?

Without Ronaldo, Real Madrid lost to Barca 1-5 in the first El Clasico match of last season, fired two coaches after only nine months, went blank in all competitions and had to ask for help from Zinedine Zidane.

But similar to the story of the cup, Ronaldo himself was heavily influenced by leaving Real Madrid. He is no longer backed by the utopia of Los Blancos and accepts the pervasive Italians, thereby losing the edge in flashy races like the Golden Ball.

16 months after apart, Ronaldo and Real Madrid have ever realized that they both need each other to oppose Barca with Lionel Messi? That question will permanently have no answer. In football, few people like to talk about the past if they want to rise.

With Ronaldo’s personality, today’s defeat to Messi could be the stepping stone for a race to the Golden Ball 2020 starting tomorrow. The fondness of that CR7 has always helped him overcome difficulties from being a small boy to Lisbon to study football to the days of consecutive defeat against Messi and Barca at Real.

Kluivert: ‘De Ligt regrets leaving Barca, following Juventus’

Player Patrick Kluivert said that compatriot Matthijs de Ligt is regretting choosing to join Juventus after leaving Ajax last summer.

“I won’t say that I tried to persuade De Ligt. I only said good things about the city of Barcelona and the club to him. He and his agent were the ones who decided. De Ligt had a choice, and I think he’s a bit sorry about that. In life, when you make choices, sometimes you make the right choices, or very badly. You have to learn from your decisions”, commented Kluivert.

De Ligt currently plays not really comfortable at Juventus. Thanks to the long-term injury of Giorgio Chiellini, the 20-year-old Dutch midfielder has the main position. De Ligt also suffered a lot of criticism for making mistakes in the early stages of the season.

Before joining Juventus for $ 84 million, De Ligt had a long time to contact Barca. The former Ajax captain has also consulted with Kluivert, who has played successfully for Barca and is currently the club’s young football director.

Contrary to De Ligt, former teammate Frenkie De Jong is very comfortable at the Nou Camp. After the summer transfer of 2019, the young Dutch midfielder quickly took a main position and received many compliments from experts.

“De Jong is a very high quality midfielder,” Kluivert said.

Regarding the possibility of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman returning to Barca in the future, Kluivert said: “I do not know. That may happen, but with respect for incumbent coach Valverde, I do not want to talk about other coaches. In terms of competence, Koeman is a good coach. He is leading the Netherlands very well. “

Recently, the Dutch Football Federation has revealed, the contract with Koeman has a clause that allows the coach to go to Barca at any time without compensation. Time player, Koeman has played very successfully for Barca. He has just led the Netherlands to qualify for Euro 2020.

Man Utd risk losing three pillars when playing Bournemouth

Rashford, Maguire and Lindelof all had to be looked after by medical staff, two days before Man Utd’s trip in the 11th Premier League.

“All three asked the doctor to take care of yesterday and today too. Right now I cannot tell their exact situation. Hopefully they can recover to play tomorrow,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said at the meeting. foreshadowed round 11 Premier League on Friday 1/11.

Besides Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, Man Utd certainly does not have the services of Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe on Saturday night 2/11. “They are not ready. Even after a team rally, we will be at great risk if we let the three return soon. But two weeks later, everything will be more possible.”

Maguire and Lindelof have been Solskjaer’s top priorities at the Man Utd defense center since the beginning of the 2019-2020 season. And Rashford is in high form, with four goals in the last four matches. Thanks to the sublimation of the English striker, “Reds” won three away matches. Solskjaer also escaped the scene of constantly receiving public opinion axes.

“In football, sometimes you need luck. On Chelsea‘s trip we won with an unbelievable free-kick from Rashford. Before that, the Man Utd defense had stood firm in Belgrade. We also There is a good game in Norwich. The whole team is full of confidence. Obviously, the gap from success to defeat is very small, “continued Solskjaer.

In early October, after losing to Newcastle 0-1, Solskjaer once thought that the match against Liverpool on October 20 would change the situation. Everything went as expected of the Norwegian military leader. Man Utd drew on a victory with the top team, before opening a series of three away wins.

“The preparation of a two-week break for the national team to give us a good game against Liverpool. As a result, the Man Utd player is energized. They are satisfied with the work and the results. achieved, “said Solskaer. “Every match is an opportunity to prove yourself. As a player, I always try every game to show the coach that I deserve to be on the next game. Hopefully, my students now have that feeling too.”

Mourinho: ‘My future does not lie in Italy’

Jose Mourinho has denied the possibility of returning to Italy in the case of a return as a coach.

In the summer, he has been linked with Juventus, Inter or Napoli, but has not yet returned to the coach seat. Answering TV program Tiki Taka on 29/9, Mourinho also affirmed: “My future? I don’t think it lies in Italy”.

After winning a La Liga and a King’s Cup in three years leading Real, Mourinho returned to Chelsea to win an English Premier League. After this period, his career began to cause controversy with a series of incidents at Chelsea and Man Utd. Since being sacked by Man Utd in December 2018, Mourinho has appeared more as a commentator.

Peter Kenyon: ‘Man Utd was wrong to dismiss Mourinho’

Former Manchester United CEO Peter Kenyon believes Jose Mourinho is still a top-class coach.

“If you give me the job of leading a big team and need to appoint a coach, the first person I think of is Jose Mourinho,” Kenyon said on September 26, on the sidelines of the World Football Summit. “He is intelligent, fit and very experienced. He is not out of date. I just think he needs to find a suitable club. I am sure you will see Mourinho working for a big club.” .

Mourinho has successfully led Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real. But when he arrived at Old Trafford, he could not meet the club’s expectations and was fired in December 2018.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped Man Utd win consecutively during his time as interim manager, after Mourinho was fired. However, the Old Trafford team leveled off afterwards. This season, through the first six matches in the Premier League, Man Utd are sixth with two wins, two draws and two losses.

Kenyon said Mourinho was good enough to help Man Utd regain glory on the condition that he must be told how the club works behind the scenes.