Category: Transfers in football

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.

Arsenal midfielder replaced Pogba in France

France coach Didier Deschamps called Matteo Guendouzi to replace Paul Pogba in the rally.

Pogba lost the opportunity to play due to an ankle injury in the recent match of Man Utd (1-1 draw on Southampton’s field in Round 4 of the Premier League). Coach Deschamps decided to put his trust in Guendouzi, the midfielder who is performing at Arsenal.

This is the first time Guendouzi has been called up to France. The 20-year-old star will have the opportunity to debut against Albania or Andorra within the next week. “I was only about to take a nap for about 10 minutes when someone knocked on the door to the room, saying ‘You have to get up now, to return to the national team.”

Guendouzi has been an important part of Arsenal since the beginning of this season. After the Tottenham 2-2 draw, he received many compliments from fans and experts.

Thanks to the performance of players like Guendouzi, Arsenal are ranked fifth in the Premier League. They only lost to the Liverpool candidate, drew against Tottenham and won the remaining two matches.

In Group H qualifying Euro 2020, France is leading thanks to goal difference. They have the same nine points with Turkey and Iceland after four games: three wins and one draw.

The top two teams in each group will have tickets to the final round. The two matches against Albania and Andorra have important implications for France in “cutting off” Turkey and Iceland.

As the 2018 World Cup champion, France is well positioned and well prepared to be crowned the Euro. New factors like Guendouzi are expected to make a positive contribution to this process.

Solskjaer confirmed Pogba will stay at Man Utd

Man Utd coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists midfielder Paul Pogba will stay at Old Trafford despite rumors to Real Madrid.

Paul Pogba has long had a reputation to go to Real Madrid. The Spanish team also openly expressed their desire to have midfielder Man Utd, but the obstacle of this deal lies in the transfer value. Real have two days left to attempt, before the transfer market in La Liga closes on September 2.

Barca does not buy Neymar for January 2020

Barca president Bartomeu denied the possibility of returning to negotiations with PSG on the transfer of Neymar.

“Neymar is not in Barca’s recruitment plan for January. At the end of the transfer window, Barca was unable to meet PSG’s demands. We have never included players in negotiations, but it is demanding asked PSG. We did everything we could, “said Barca president Bartomeu.

On the last day of the summer transfer – September 2, the negotiations between Barca and PSG ended with no results. According to the Spanish press, the reason for the failure is PSG’s demand: 165 million with Rakitic, Todibo, and Dembele. Meanwhile, Barca is only ready to buy off for about 180 million or borrowed with the terms of the following season.

“This transfer is not easy, in terms of both economic and influence to the fans,” Bartomeu said.

The Barca president also denied that some pillars of the team urged leaders to buy Neymar. He asserted: “Messi never told me about buying Neymar. It was a lie. Other players did not say anything about this. The technical department and leadership are the decision-makers.”

Before the deal to buy Neymar failed, Barca promptly bought Antoine Griezmann, Junior Firpo, Neto, and Frenkie De Jong. In addition, defending champion La Liga has also released a number of surplus players such as Coutinho, Malcom, Rafinha, Juan Miranda, Cillessen, Denis Suarez, Andre Gomes, or Cardona.

“This summer we prepare very quickly. The team is less, with 21 players, but it is more competitive,” Bartomeu said.

Regarding the purchase of Griezmann for $ 135 million, the Barca president revealed how to turn the money: “We borrowed $ 70 million. The rest is the money that other clubs pay when buying our players.”

Coach Sarri returned to the Juventus training ground

The treatment of pneumonia by coach Maurizio Sarri is progressing well.

Sarri returned to the Juventus training ground on September 4. He works with a group of players who don’t have to play for their national team. Most of the Juventus squad have returned to the team to play in the Euro qualifiers or friendlies.

Man Utd bid farewell to Smalling and Darmian

Man Utd coach Solskjaer confirmed defenders Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian to Italy on loan.

According to Sky Italy on March 30, AS Roma reached an agreement to borrow Chris Smalling for $ 3.2 million a year. “The summer transfer window of 2019 is only a few days away. This opportunity belongs to Smalling and we discussed it very carefully,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the same day, during a press conference before the match against Southampton in the fourth round of the Premier League.

After recruiting Harry Maguire, Man Utd panic crisis of center-back. Bailly was injured, while Maguire, Lindelof, and Tuanzebe were prioritized by Solskjaer. The remaining people will be liquidated from now until the end of the transfer period.

“We have too many center-backs and I cannot guarantee Smalling’s starting kick. He has been on his way to Roma. It’s a good club, in a good tournament. Hope Smalling likes the experience, “Solskjaer added.

Before Smalling, Man Utd also parted with Alexis Sanchez. Former Arsenal player on loan to Inter Milan. Besides, the redshirt team also moved farewell to Matteo Darmian. The Italian defender has returned home to complete a $ 1.7 million contract with Parma

In the summer of 2019, Man Utd sold and loaned five players, Romelu Lukaku, Sanchez, Smalling, Darmian and Joel Pereira. They also let the three of them leave on their own as Antonio Valencia, James Wilson, and Ander Herrera. However, their first team still has 26 players.

Man Utd lost Martial and Shaw

Striker Anthony Martial and defender Luke Shaw were unable to make it to the Southampton game in the Premier League this weekend.

Both players were injured in last week’s defeat of Crystal Palace. According to the medical department of Man Utd, a seven-day break is not enough for the two to return.

Martial’s absence will put significant pressure on Man Utd. In the first three games of this season, the French striker was the author of two goals against Chelsea and Wolves.