Timo Werner indicates he might be open to Premier League switch next summer

In demand Leipzig striker Timo Werner has indicated that he may be open to a move to the Premier League next summer. The 21 year old was one of the cornerstones of Leipzig’s success last season (they finished second behind Bayern and ahead of more fancied teams like Dortmund and Leverkusen) and played in their first ever Champions League game against Monaco last night. Team-mate Naby Keita has already agreed a move to Liverpool and Werner might choose to follow the former north to England. Continue reading “Timo Werner indicates he might be open to Premier League switch next summer”

Baggies sign Gibbs

West Bromwich Albion have officially confirmed the signing of Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for a fee of 7 million pounds. Gibbs has served Arsenal loyally over the last decade, and leaves the club on good terms, evinced by the many positive reactions on Twitter. He has had some great moments in the Gunners jersey- most prominent among them being this volley goal vs Swansea. There have been some not so-great moments as well- remember him slipping and Man Utd’s Park Ji Sung taking advantage of it to score?

Gibbs has seen Shaw and Rose overtake him at national level and will be hopeful that his stint at the Hawthorns gets him back in an England jersey.

Marvin Sordell Colchester- former England U21 striker joins League One outfit

Marvin Sordell has joined Colchester United on a free transfer after being released by Burnley. Sordell, 24, will be with Colchester till the end of the current season.

Sordell, a Watford academy graduate who has represented England at U21 level and played for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, said he was not concerned about dropping down leagues.

I’m not one of those who’s bothered whether he’s playing in front of 90,000 like I did for Team GB or 3,000 or 5,000 at Colchester. I’m like a five or 10-year-old who just wants to play football.

The choice was stay at Burnley and probably not play, or come and play some football

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Chicharito Leverkusen- Man Utd exodus continues as Hernandez leaves

Javier Hernandez has become the latest player to leave Man Utd after completing a transfer to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen. The Mexican forward has not started a game for LVG’s men in the last year, and has moved for a fee of £7.3m. Hernandez made over 150 appearances for United since joining them from Chivas in 2010, and scored 59 times for the Red Devils Continue reading “Chicharito Leverkusen- Man Utd exodus continues as Hernandez leaves”

Adnan Januzaj Dortmund 2015- Januzaj joins BVB on loan

Dortmund have completed the signing of Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj on a season long loan. The move will re-united Januzaj with former Manchester United teammate Shinji Kagawa, who is currently at the Westfalenstadion.

Januzaj has three years left on his current deal with Manchester United. The arrival of Januzaj is set to allow Jakub Blaszczykowski and Kevin Grosskreutz moves away from Dortmund.

Januzaj is set to wear the No.9 jersey at Dortmund Continue reading “Adnan Januzaj Dortmund 2015- Januzaj joins BVB on loan”

Ola Toivonen Sunderland Loan Deal- Swedish star joins Wearsiders

Sunderland have completed the signing of Swedish star Ola Toivonen on a season long loan from Stade Rennais. The move re-unites Toivonen, who can play both as an attacking midfielder and a a striker, with Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who coached the former when he was at PSV Eindhoven.

Advocaat has publicly hit out at Sunderland’s transfer spending in recent years, saying that “crazy spending” on “lower than adverage” players has left him handicapped in the current transfer window.

Zelalem Rangers Loan Deal- Arsenal loan out USA youngster

Rangers have completed the signing of Gedion Zelalem on loan from Arsenal. The 18 year old was born in Germany, but raised in the United States, and played for them in the U20 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year.

Rangers currently compete in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of Scottish League football. Zelalem will be on loan at Ibrox till January 2016. Continue reading “Zelalem Rangers Loan Deal- Arsenal loan out USA youngster”

Salomon Rondon Albion- Baggies pay £12m for Zenit star

West Bromwich Albion have broken their own transfer record after shelling out £12m to sign Jose Salomon Rondon from Russian outfit Zenit St.Petersburg. Rondon’s transfer fee comfortably exceeds the previous record £10m Albion forked out to sign Brown Ideye.

Rondon has signed a four year contract with the Hawthorns. He has also had stints with Malaga and Rubin Kazan, and WBA manager Tony Pulis said he had spoken to Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who was Rondon’s manager in his time with Malaga.

Rondon will however not be eligible to play in Albion’s Premier League opener against Man City tonight

Lyon sign Rafael from Manchester United

A year after his twin Fabio left for Cardiff, Rafael da Silva has bid adieu to Manchester United by signing for French giants Olympique Lyonnais?

How much did Lyon pay for Rafael?

Man Utd did not disclose Rafael’s transfer fee, but it is widely rumoured to be around £2m. Great deal for Lyon given the valuations of some of the other players in the current market

What is the duration of Rafael’s Lyon contract?

He has signed a four year deal Continue reading “Lyon sign Rafael from Manchester United”