Dalian Yifang sign Carrasco and Gaitan February 2018

Newly promoted Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang have completed the signings of Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan from Atletico Madrid. Gaitan becomes the latest Argentine to make the CSL switch following in the recent footsteps of Javier Mascherano and Augusto Fernandez.

The owner of Dalian is Wang Jianlin, who also has a holding in Atletico Madrid.

Carrasco, 24, had a rocky relationship with Diego Simeone and become the second Belgian international to move to the CSL. He is expected to earn around 10 million euros a year in China, with Dalian paying Atleti Continue reading “Dalian Yifang sign Carrasco and Gaitan February 2018”

Man City in late bid for Mahrez?

With just over a day of the transfer market left, Man City are considering a serious late bid for Leicester City’s Algerian star Riyad Mahrez. But the Foxes, who have let Ahmed Musa and Leonardo Ulloa go on loan to Spartak and Brighton respectively, are, as expected, not pleased to let one of their star players go this late in the window, but will reportedly consider all “exceptional” offers.

Whether the 60 million pound bid that City are considering making qualifies as exceptional, we’re not sure, with Leicester wanting more in wake of the insane amounts that the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk have commanded in this window. Continue reading “Man City in late bid for Mahrez?”

West Ham sign Joao Mario

West Ham have moved to strengthen their midfield options by signing Joao Mario from Inter Milan. The Portuguese star, a Euro 2016 winner, has moved for increased playing minutes with a view to making the Seleccao’s Euro 2018 squad, and could see plenty of action with Manuel Lanzini expected to be out for an extended period of time following the injury he picked up in the club’s 1-1 draw against Bournemouth Continue reading “West Ham sign Joao Mario”