Liverpool scouts were present at Germany U19’s clash against Belarus last night, with one of their targets, Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz starring for Die Mannschaft with four goals and an assist. The attacking midfielder turned 18 two months ago, but is already rated as one of the hottest talents in the Bundesliga Continue reading “Kai Havertz Liverpool? Reds scouts see Leverkusen youngster score 4 against Belarus”
Javier Hernandez has moved to quell rumours saying that the Mexican international wants to leave West Ham for Spain, by saying that he is very happy at the London Stadium.
Rumours said Hernandez’s girlfriend, Andrea Duro, wanted him to move to Spain, and there would be no shortage of suitors in the Spanish top flight for Chicharito- in fact there were La Liga clubs wishing to sign him before he opted for a return to the Premier League with West Ham Continue reading “Javier Hernandez refutes Spain exit rumours”
Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala. The 23 year old, who is the Bianconeri’s second highest earner after Gonzalo Higuain, has been in a stunning form for the Old Lady, netting 10 goals in six games so far in the 2017/18 season. That’s an incredible stat, given he scored only 11 times in 31 appearances for Juve last season, and is perhaps another indication that he is entering his prime.
With Eden Hazard likely to commit to Chelsea and moves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kylian Mbappe not working out, Real have identified the Argentine as their potential new Galactico. There is also talk of a move for Antoine Greizmann, although whether Atleti will sell the Frenchman to their cross town rivals is another story in itself. Continue reading “Paulo Dybala to Real Madrid? Will the Argentine be the next Galactico?”
German gaffer Thomas Tuchel has allegedly rejected an opportunity from West Ham United to become their manager. Tuchel was sounded out by the Hammers board as a potential candidate to replace the under pressure Slaven Bilic, but he has said no to the offer to move to the London Stadium.
West Ham have had a tough start to the new season. While one could argue it was due to the fact that they played their first few games away from home (owing to Athletics commitments for the London Stadium), WHUFC fan blogs like this one have indicated that Bilic’s tactics have sometimes left much to be desired- for example playing Javier Hernandez on the wing instead of utilising his real potential at centre forward.
West Ham are currently third from bottom in the league standings and after their weekend loss to Tottenham Hotspur, the upcoming fixture against Swansea is being talked about as a “must win” for Bilic.
Other candidates being considered by the West Ham board allegedly include Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner, Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic and even Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri (although few would expect him to move given the Partenopei’s stunning start to the season)
Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is reportedly weighing up a move for former Arsenal medio Fran Merida. The Spaniard was once tipped by Arsene Wenger to be the next Cesc Fabregas, but hasn’t quite fulfilled his potential and after spells with the Gunners, Atleti, Hercules, Atletico Paranaense and Huesca, is currently plying his trade with Osasuna in the Spanish second tie. The club, despite Merida’s best efforts, were relegated from La Liga last season.
Leeds are currently joint top of the Championship table, having beaten Ipswich 3-2 over the weekend, but Christiansen has earmarked several targets to strengthen his squad in the winter, with the club having narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season after finishing 7th.
The Whites are currently in Wales preparing for a midweek Championship fixture against Cardiff City.
According to reports, Diego Costa rejected an offer to stay in the Premier League, snubbing Everton in favour of a return to his former club Atletico Madrid.
The Toffees, who have been one of the highest spenders in the recently concluded summer transfer window, had an ambitious £66m bid accepted by the Blues, but Costa felt his career would be better served in Madrid rather than on Merseyside, and rejected Ronald Koeman’s side.
Koeman also tried to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in the recently concluded window, but failed.
Everton currently have only two wins from six Premier League games, with Oumar Niasse’s double over the weekend against Bournemouth effectively saving their manager from the drop (also their first league goals in over a month)
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”
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 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
Sordell made 14 appearances for Burnley Continue reading “Marvin Sordell Colchester- former England U21 striker joins League One outfit”
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”