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Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper Bettinelli from Fulham

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a free transfer, the Premier League club announced Wednesday. The 29-year-old left nearby west London side Fulham at the end of last season after making more than 100 appearances in over a decade with the Cottagers. Bettinelli has now agreed on a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge where he will compete for the goalkeeping position with Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. “It’s always been a special club. I know the area very well so it’s been a dream of mine to come over to this side and it’s finally happened,” former England Under-21 international Betinelli told Chelsea’s website. “There were some talks a few years ago when I was a bit younger, and for whatever reason, that didn’t come about. But I’m here now,” added Bettine...
QPR vs Man Utd: Solskjaer suffers shock 4-2 defeat after signing new deal
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QPR vs Man Utd: Solskjaer suffers shock 4-2 defeat after signing new deal

Manchester United lost 4-2 to Queens Park Rangers in a preseason friendly on Saturday. The game was played 24 hours after Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, signed a new three-year deal with the Premier League side. United took an early lead in the third minute through Jesse Lingard. However, QPR plundered in four goals through Charlie Justin, Lyndon Dykes (brace) and Moses Odubajo. Anthony Elanga reduced the deficit for the Old Trafford side. United have three more friendlies to come after facing QPR. They will play Brentford, Preston and Everton, before their Premier League opener on August 14 against Leeds at Old Trafford.
Tottenham forward, Heung-Min Son signs new Four-year deal until 2025
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Tottenham forward, Heung-Min Son signs new Four-year deal until 2025

Heung-Min Son has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham. The South Korea winger, 29, has scored 107 goals in 280 appearances in all competitions since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015 and has now agreed terms until 2025. He has been capped 93 times by South Korea, scoring 27 goals and appearing at two World Cups. "It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I'm very happy to be here," Son said. "It's like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I'm so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon." Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici said: "We are pleased to have agreed a new long-term contract with Heung...
Arsenal Confirms Player to take Ozil’s no. 10 shirt
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Arsenal Confirms Player to take Ozil’s no. 10 shirt

  Arsenal playmaker, Emile Smith Rowe, has signed a new long-term contract with the club The 20-year-old has also been given the No 10 shirt, previously worn by Mesut Ozil, for the upcoming season. Smith Rowe impressed everyone during the second half of the 2020/2021 season. He scored four goals and provided seven assists in 33 appearances in all competitions, as Mikel Arteta’s team finished eighth in the Premier League. Arsenal also rejected two bids from Aston Villa for Smith Rowe this summer. Arteta said: “As we all saw last season, Emile is an intelligent player with excellent ability. “His sharpness on the turn and exceptional vision has already made him a key player for us. His attitude and willingness to learn have also been very impressive. “I know ...
Nigerian Midfielder, Obi Joins new club
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Nigerian Midfielder, Obi Joins new club

Nigeria midfielder, Joel Obi has finally joined newly-promoted Serie A club, Salernitana. Obi signed a one-year contract with Salernitana with the option of an extension on Wednesday. The 30-year-old joined Salernitana on a free transfer after the expiry of his three-year contract at Chievo in June, this year. He scored five goals in 31 Serie B games for Chievo last season. “The US Salernitana 1919 announces that it has reached an agreement with the ’91 class midfielder Joel Obi,” Salernitana’s statement read on Wednesday. “The player has signed an annual contract with the grenade club with automatic renewal upon the occurrence of certain sporting conditions.” Obi had also played for Inter Milan, Parma and Torino in the past. Reacting, Obi wrote on Instagram, “I wo...
Ahmed Musa leaves Kano Pillars to join new club
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Ahmed Musa leaves Kano Pillars to join new club

  Ahmed Musa has left Kano Pillars and is set to sign for Turkish side, Fatih Karagumruk, according to Skorer. The Super Eagles skipper will join as a free agent. Fatih Karagumruk are also based in Istanbul and are yet to win any major trophy in their history. Musa has spent the last few weeks playing for Kano Pillars and provided one assist in nine appearances. The winger signed a short-term deal with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), with a clause that he could leave if he gets an offer from abroad. Musa is expected to arrive in Turkey in the coming days to complete the transfer.
Nashville star, Luke Prokop becomes first NHL Player to Come Out as gay
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Nashville star, Luke Prokop becomes first NHL Player to Come Out as gay

Nashville Predators' Luke Prokop has become the first active NHL player signed by a club to come out as gay. The Canadian, 19, who is yet to play for Nashville, was their third-round draft pick in 2020. He made the announcement in an Instagram post. Prokop said: "While the past year and a half has been crazy, it has also given me the chance to find my true self. I am no longer scared to hide who I am. "Today I am proud to publicly tell everyone that I am gay." The defenceman added: "It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out. "From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player and I believe that living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink and improve my chances o...
Buhari Approves Appointment of New NECO Registrar/CEO
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Buhari Approves Appointment of New NECO Registrar/CEO

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). This is according to a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu. The appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from July 12. Until his appointment as NECO boss, Wushishi was a Professor of Science Education (Chemistry) at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He was born on April 5, 1965 and hail from the Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State. Professor Wushishi was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He has held other p...
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Eid-el-Kabir: Atiku calls for end to killing of innocent Nigerians, hateful messages

A one-time presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has called for an end to the killing of innocent people and hateful messages in Nigeria. Atiku, in a statement to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, said Nigeria needs to heal. In the statement he signed, the former Vice President said Nigerians should use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to learn lessons of sacrifice, love and tolerance preached during the celebration. Atiku said Nigerians need to heal from all forms of mistrust and embrace mutual respect and tolerance. According to Atiku: “Eid-el-Kabir teaches and reminds us of the meaning of sacrifice, love and forbearance with God and in our relationships with one another. “The significance of the celebration is rooted in peaceful co-exis...
Saliba Breaks Silence after Leaving Arsenal on loan to Marseille
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Saliba Breaks Silence after Leaving Arsenal on loan to Marseille

  William Saliba has said he is joining “one of the great French clubs” in Marseille after sealing his latest loan spell away from Arsenal. The 20-year-old was signed by the Gunners for £27m in 2019. But Saliba is yet to make a single appearance for the Premier League club and is now beginning his third loan move away from north London. He was immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne after signing for Arsenal, before spending the second half of last season at Nice. Saliba has now signed up for the 2021/2022 campaign with Marseille. “I am very proud to join one of the best French clubs. “I cannot wait to be on the Orange Vélodrome pitch. Where I am from, in Paris, lots of those close to me are for Marseille, I am proud to wear this shirt,” Saliba told Marseille...
Christian Atsu: Ghana winger joins Saudi club Al Raed
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Christian Atsu: Ghana winger joins Saudi club Al Raed

The 29-year-old is set to play senior club football outside of Europe for the first time in his career Ghana winger Christian Atsu has signed for Al Raed in Saudi Arabia. The 29-year-old joins the Pro League side on a two-year deal, having cut ties with English fold Newcastle United following the expiration of his contract. It is his first club outside Europe since beginning his professional career with Portuguese outfit Porto.
Edo Queens’ Ogbonna joins Swedish Club on six-month deal
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Edo Queens’ Ogbonna joins Swedish Club on six-month deal

Super Falcons left-back Glory Ogbonna has signed a six-month deal with an option of a one-year extension with Swedish side Umea IK FF from Edo Queens, Saturday PUNCH reports. Ogbonna, 22, is currently with the Falcons squad in Vienna, Austria on an eight-day training camp. She is expected to join her new teammates next weekend at Umea Energi Arena to prepare for the remainder of the season. Following her move, she becomes the fourth Nigerian to feature for the Swedish outfit in the club’s history after compatriots Rita Chikwelu, Ogonna Chukwudi and Ebere Orji. Reacting on her move, Ogbonna said, “Playing abroad has always been my big goal and I am extremely happy and grateful for the contract with Umeå IK FF. “I spoke a lot with Rita Chikwelu and with some other national team players...
PDP, Soludo missing as INEC Releases List of Anambra Gov Candidates
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PDP, Soludo missing as INEC Releases List of Anambra Gov Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dropped the name of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Charles Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), clearing Chukwuma Michael Umeoji and Orogbu Obiageli as the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the party. The state governorship election will hold on November 6, 2021. In a statement signed and released by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr Festus Okoye, INEC left the columns of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) citing court order for reasons for accommodating or dropping the candidates on the list. The electoral commission, however, cleared Emmanuel Andy Uba and Johnbosco Okechukwu Anaedobe as the gov...
Mourinho begins Roma reign with 10-0 win
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Mourinho begins Roma reign with 10-0 win

  Jose Mourinho begun his time at Roma on a great note, as they beat Tuscans Montecatini 10-0 in a pre-season friendly on Thursday. The 58-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Serie A side in May, shortly after he was dismissed from Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho has decided to take on a new challenge in the Italian capital. And the former Chelsea, Man United and Spurs manager enjoyed the best start possible, after hammering local side Tuscans Montecatini. Spectators were not allowed to attend the game played at the Fulvio Bernardini training centre, as Borja Mayoral hit a hat-trick while Nicolo Zaniolo, who wore the captain’s armband, found the net. Carles Perez, Gianluca Mancini, Riccardo Calafiori, Nicola Zalewski and Amadou Diawara all added their names to...
Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Tuesday And Wednesday Public Holidays
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Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Tuesday And Wednesday Public Holidays

Tomark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as public holidays. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday, July 15. In a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the celebration. “I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness, and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity, and the stability of the country, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment. These mainly are ba...
LA Galaxy sign Mexico star Alvarez to two-year contract extension
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LA Galaxy sign Mexico star Alvarez to two-year contract extension

The 19-year-old played for El Tri at the Gold Cup this week, sealing his international future The LA Galaxy have announced that midfielder Efrain Alvarez has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024. Alvarez, 19, is currently away with Mexico at the Gold Cup, where his international future was sealed when he played against Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday. With that appearance, Alvarez became cap-tied to Mexico after a tug-of-war between El Tri and the United States for his services.
Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker
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Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker

The 24-year-old Chipolopolo international was paraded by the Scottish giants two months after he signed a pre-contract with them Rangers have finally confirmed the arrival of Zambia international Fashion Sakala, two months after they announced they had signed him. The 24-year-old signed a pre-contract to join the Scottish giants in May but he was not able to make it to pre-season training due to problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and passport issues. His absence from training had left many Rangers fans wondering but on Thursday, the club confirmed his arrival on their social media pages ahead of their upcoming pre-season friendly against Arsenal.
Update: APC Denies Suspending Rochas Okorocha
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Update: APC Denies Suspending Rochas Okorocha

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports it has suspended former Imo state governor cum Senator, Rochas Okorocha. On Tuesday, July 13, a letter dated July 12, 2021, and signed in the name of Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, national chairman and secretary of the APC caretaker committee, respectively, made the rounds on social media. The letter announced the ''suspension'' of Okorocha from the party over “anti-party activities”. “This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter addressed to Okorocha reads. The suspension follows after the recomme...
Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality
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Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested five men suspected of engaging in homosexuality at Sheka Barde ??in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, who confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kano on Monday, July 12, and signed by its spokesperson, Malam Lawal Ibrahim, said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the area. "All the suspects confirmed to be above 20 years of age were apprehended on July 11 during a special raid,” he said. The commander-general expressed outrage over the alleged actions of the youths. He thanked members of the community and security stakeholders for their cooperation and support in cracking down on corruption in the state. Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be c...
Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica
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Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica

The 21-year-old defender becomes the Gunners' first signing of the summer Arsenal have signed Portugal Under-21 full-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for £7m ($9.7m). The 21-year-old, a graduate of Benfica's youth system, has signed a long-term deal to become the Gunners' first signing of the summer. He is currently in quarantine to comply with UK government coronavirus regulations for international travellers, but is expected to link up with his new team-mates for their pre-season training camp in Scotland next week.
Rename Ministry of finance to foreign loans and debts accumulation – Civil Society group tells President Buhari
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Rename Ministry of finance to foreign loans and debts accumulation – Civil Society group tells President Buhari

Worried by the several foreign loans the Buhari administration has collected since assuming office in 2015, the Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has asked President Buhari to rename the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to the Federal Ministry for Foreign Loans and Debts Accumulation. In a statement titled ‘Rename Finance Minister To Minister Of Foreign Loans Collection:- HURIWA Tells President Buhari’, and signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, and its Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, said the amount of loans being requested for by this administration is becoming worrisome. The statement was in reaction to the recently approved request by the Senate for the President to borrow N2,343,387,942,848, to...
Sergio Ramos makes promise after joining PSG
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Sergio Ramos makes promise after joining PSG

  New Paris Saint-Germain signing, Sergio Ramos, has vowed to help the club win many silverwares. Ramos also promised to improve the French Ligue 1 giants during his time at the club. The 35-year-old officially joined PSG on Thursday after he left Real Madrid last month. The Spanish defender signed a two-year contract with PSG that will see him remain at the club until 2023. “I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos told the club’s official website. “This’s a big change in my life, a new challenge and it is a day I will never forget. “I’m very proud to be a part of this ambitious project, to be a part of this squad with so many great players. “Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has already proven itself at the highest level. I want to continue to...
Liverpool forward Liam Millar completes £1.3m Basel move
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Liverpool forward Liam Millar completes £1.3m Basel move

The Reds have agreed a 20 per cent sell-on clause for the 21-year-old Canada international, who moved to Anfield from Fulham in 2016 Liverpool forward Liam Millar has completed his £1.3 million (€1.5m/$2m) switch to Basel. The Reds agreed a fee with the Swiss outfit earlier this week, having rejected their initial offer, with the 21-year-old ending his five-year stay on Merseyside. Millar, a full Canadian international who made one senior appearance at Anfield, completed a medical in Basel on Tuesday and has signed a four-year contract having been released from the Canada squad for the forthcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Ex-Man City Striker, Mario Balotelli Finally Signs for new Club
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Ex-Man City Striker, Mario Balotelli Finally Signs for new Club

Former Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli, has finally signed for newly-promoted Turkish club Adana Demirspor on Wednesday. Ballotelli will now meet up with former Nice team-mate Younes Belhanda at Demirspor. Demirspor made the announcement in a tweet via their Twitter handle. “World star Mario Balotelli has signed a three-year contract,” Demirsport tweeted. Ballotelli joined Demirspor after a short spell in Italy’s Serie B side Monza last season. The 30-year-old has previously played for both Inter Milan, AC Milan and Nice.
Marseille sign Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi on season-long loan
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Marseille sign Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi on season-long loan

The French midfielder will spend the 2021-22 campaign in Ligue 1, with the option to make the deal permanent next summer Marseille have signed Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi on a season-long loan with the option to buy. Guendouzi, who joined the Gunners from Lorient in 2018 but spent the 2020-21 campaign out on loan at Hertha Berlin, confirmed he was leaving the north London club in a social media post on Monday. He made 82 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring once, but has not played for the club since June 2020.
Grant explains why he signed new Manchester United contract to stay as fourth-choice goalkeeper
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Grant explains why he signed new Manchester United contract to stay as fourth-choice goalkeeper

The experienced shot-stopper says he still has an important role to play at Old Trafford, as back-up to David De Gea, Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton Lee Grant says the opportunity to push his fellow Manchester United goalkeepers to even greater heights was one of the main reasons he decided to extend his stay at Old Trafford, despite being fourth choice. The 38-year-old has made just two competitive appearances in two years since joining on a free transfer from Stoke in 2018, but has extended his contract by another season despite being pushed further down the pecking order following the arrival of Tom Heaton. However, Grant says he feels “valued” at the club and believes he still has a role to play, even if he is behind David de Gea, Dean Henderson and now Heaton in the Red Devils...
APC states agree to strengthen internal security
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APC states agree to strengthen internal security

States governed by the All Progressives Congress have resolved to strengthen security committees at the local government levels to improve security in their states. Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman and the Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Muhammad Aliyu, said this in a Communiqué they jointly signed, in Abuja, on Saturday. According to them, the Communiqué was the outcome of the 12th Quarterly Meeting of Secretaries to Government of APC controlled States, held in Lafia, Nasarawa State. Towards this end, they agreed to share information on a regular basis as well as support Federal Government’s initiatives to secure all parts of the nation. The Communiqué said the states agreed to “Undertake to strengthen regular processes of informa...
You’ll earn respect – Oshiomhole welcomes Gov Bello Matawalle to APC
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You’ll earn respect – Oshiomhole welcomes Gov Bello Matawalle to APC

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has welcomed Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to the ruling party. Oshiomhole, in a letter personally signed and made available to journalists in Benin on Saturday, said it was with great pleasure, relief and deep sense of personal satisfaction that he welcomed Matawalle to the APC. According to Oshiomhole, “It takes a man of courage, conscience, principles and honour to make the long-awaited move, which not many politicians in our clime would have the audacity to undertake.’’ The former Edo governor said that he was absolutely confident that all APC stakeholders in Zamfara would welcome Matawalle with open arms and accord the governor the well-earned respect that he richly deserved....
Arsenal warned Smith Rowe sale would be ‘complete disaster’ as Winterburn reacts to Aston Villa bids
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Arsenal warned Smith Rowe sale would be ‘complete disaster’ as Winterburn reacts to Aston Villa bids

The former Gunners full-back is hoping to see the promising playmaker stay put, and doubts Ruben Neves will be signed from Wolves Arsenal allowing Emile Smith Rowe to leave would be a "complete disaster" says Nigel Winterburn, with Aston Villa having two bids knocked back for the 20-year-old. The Gunners have a prized academy graduate tied to a contract through to 2023 and are hoping to put fresh terms in place this summer. Those plans are being disrupted by unwelcome attention, with Premier League rivals Villa pushing hard to get another creative influence onto their books.
Heaton returns to Manchester United on two-year contract after leaving Aston Villa as Grant signs new deal
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Heaton returns to Manchester United on two-year contract after leaving Aston Villa as Grant signs new deal

The experienced goalkeeper, who spent 13 years with the Red Devils in his younger days, finds himself back in familiar surroundings Tom Heaton has returned to Manchester United on a two-year contract, with the 35-year-old goalkeeper heading back to Old Trafford as a free agent some 11 years on from bringing an initial spell with the Red Devils to a close. The former England international, who has three caps for his country, made no competitive appearances for United after stepping out of their youth ranks. He did gain experience from a number of loans - spending time with the likes of Swindon, QPR and Rochdale - but left on a permanent basis for Cardiff in 2010. He is one of two veteran goalkeepers to sign terms with United on Friday, with the club also announcing that Lee Grant, 38...
Mata signs new one-year contract at Man Utd to keep him out of free agent pool
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Mata signs new one-year contract at Man Utd to keep him out of free agent pool

The experienced Spanish midfielder has agreed to extend his association with the Red Devils into a ninth season Juan Mata has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, with that agreement keeping him out of the free agent pool and at Old Trafford until the summer of 2022. The 33-year-old World Cup winner had seen his previous deal with the Red Devils expire at the end of June. Discussions regarding fresh terms had, however, been taking place for some time and a long-serving member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad will be sticking around for a ninth season.
Oyegoke: Brentford complete signing of Arsenal youth star
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Oyegoke: Brentford complete signing of Arsenal youth star

The Nigerian descent has brought an end to his stay in North London and he is ready for a new challenge with the Bees Brentford have signed Arsenal U23 star Daniel Oyegoke on a three-year contract with the option of a further year. The permanent move brings an end to Oyegoke's four-year spell with the Gunners, having joined the club's academy at the age of 14. The 18-year-old is expected to prove his qualities in the Brentford youth team in the 2021-22 season after he made 11 appearances for Arsenal’s U23 side in the last campaign.
Frank Onyeka scouting report: What does Nigeria midfielder add to Brentford?
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Frank Onyeka scouting report: What does Nigeria midfielder add to Brentford?

The Bees have signed the relatively unknown Super Eagle from sister club Midtjylland, but what does the 23-year-old bring to the newly promoted side? Premier League clubs are busier than most during the transfer-driven offseason, and there’s a predictable focus on their business in the media and among supporters. While the top teams attract the most attention, a certain focus is placed on the newly promoted sides, with pundits usually extremely observant of the ins and outs to assess their squads on paper. Watford’s move for the divisive Emmanuel Dennis has already raised eyebrows because of the forward’s problematic attitude and underwhelming return in front of goal and Brentford’s latest transfer has interested Bees supporters and some observers.
Manchester City captain, Fernandinho signs new deal to stay at Premier League champions until 2022
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Manchester City captain, Fernandinho signs new deal to stay at Premier League champions until 2022

Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has signed a one-year deal to remain at  the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.   The Brazilian arrived at the Etihad from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, and have since amassed 350 appearances for the club and winning 12 trophies, including four Premier League titles and a record six League Cups.   The City captain insists he still has unfinished business and is targeting another shot at the Champions League after losing to Chelsea in their first final last month.   "In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet and so that's why I decided to stay here another year and try to help the team and the club to achieve the goals that they're looking for," he said.   "In my point of view, we can do that, there's ...
‘That makes me so proud’ – Mount’s childhood hero D’Alessandro vows to swap shirts with England ace
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‘That makes me so proud’ – Mount’s childhood hero D’Alessandro vows to swap shirts with England ace

The Blues star has a signed and framed D'Alessandro Pompey shirt and hopes to add another jersey to that collection Former Argentina star Andres D'Alessandro confessed that he was over the moon to have been the childhood hero of Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount, and vowed to swap his Nacional shirt with the youngster's Blues jersey should the opportunity arise. D'Alessandro spent six memorable months in the Premier League with Portsmouth in 2006 on loan from Wolfsburg, helping the club avoid relegation to the Championship with his talents on the ball. And though that spell was brief, it was enough to catch the eye of a young Pompey fan with a big future ahead of him.
‘No one wants to watch!’ – US columnist tells Meghan Markle and Harry over the production of their Netflix series
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‘No one wants to watch!’ – US columnist tells Meghan Markle and Harry over the production of their Netflix series

In September 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a huge deal with streaming service Netflix worth £109million. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the deal to make original contents which includes documentaries, children's programmes as well as scripted shows, and feature films. While a full list of their plans is yet to be revealed it was announced back in April that Harry was working on a series about the Invictus games. However, many of their fans can't wait to finally see the pair's hard work on screens, but other people including US columnist Maureen Callahan are definitely not as excited after hearing the Netflix announcement. The columnist brutally hit out at the pair and their ambitions of becoming Netflix mega-stars, writing in the New York Post: "Meghan ...
Kelvin John: Tanzanian youngster signs for KRC Genk
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Kelvin John: Tanzanian youngster signs for KRC Genk

The 18-year-old has signed a three year deal and becomes the second Tanzanian player after Mbwana Samatta to play for the side Tanzanian youngster Kelvin John has sealed a transfer to KRC Genk of Belgium. According to the club, John, who is nicknamed Mbappe, has penned a three-year contract that will see him serve the club until 2024. “KRC Genk has attracted Tanzanian attacker Kelvin John (18),” the club said in a statement on their official website. “He has signed a contract for three seasons, until mid-2024, with an option for two additional seasons.
Ethan Mbappe, younger brother of Kylian, signs new PSG youth contract+
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Ethan Mbappe, younger brother of Kylian, signs new PSG youth contract+

The 15-year-old has signed on with the capital club for another three seasons Ethan Mbappe, the younger brother of star forward Kylian, has signed a new youth contract with PSG, the club have announced. The 15-year-old has been in PSG's youth system and has now signed on for a further three seasons, through 2024. PSG announced the younger Mbappe's signing along with another player born in 2006, Senny Mayulu.
Red Bulls starlet Clark to join RB Leipzig
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Red Bulls starlet Clark to join RB Leipzig

The 18-year-old midfielder will finish the season in MLS before heading to the Bundesliga New York Red Bulls midfielder Caden Clark has officially signed with RB Leipzig but will remain on loan in MLS for the rest of the season. Clark, who spoke to Goal in April about his path towards Europe, has long been expected to trade New York for Leipzig, with that path seen as one of the reasons behind his decision to sign with the MLS club. But the 18-year-old midfielder, who originally joined the club at age 16, will have the chance to finish off an MLS season that he has started in fine form.
Transfer: Barcelona Offer Griezmann, Coutinho, Roberto in deal to Sign Cristiano Ronaldo
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Transfer: Barcelona Offer Griezmann, Coutinho, Roberto in deal to Sign Cristiano Ronaldo

  Barcelona are offering three players to Juventus in order to signed Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. Ronaldo, who has one year remaining on his contract in Turin, has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Diario AS reports that Barcelona president Joan Laporta is formulating an audacious plan to lure Ronaldo to Barcelona where he will unite with Lionel Messi. The prospect of Ronaldo and Messi playing for the same team is something improbable which has fascinated football fans over the last decade. Messi and Ronaldo are entering the last years of their careers and it becomes more possible they will pen short-term deals with the highest bidder. The reports say that in the eyes of Barcelona president, Laporta the...
Memphis Depay responds to questions over two-year Barcelona deal
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Memphis Depay responds to questions over two-year Barcelona deal

The attacker had long been expected to join the Catalan side but signed a surprisingly short contract Memphis Depay says he and Barcelona are happy with the duration of the contract he signed with the club. The Netherlands star's move to Camp Nou was confirmed on Saturday after a long period of speculation. Depay was linked to the Catalan side last summer and again in January but ended up running down his contract at Lyon and making a free transfer.
Barcelona complete Depay signing as a free agent on two-year contract
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Barcelona complete Depay signing as a free agent on two-year contract

The Dutch winger had been linked with the Catalan side for over a year and has finally signed a deal Barcelona have completed the signing of Memphis Depay. The 27-year-old winger has joined on a free transfer after running down his contract at Lyon. The attacker is the fourth player to join the Spanish side this summer, following Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, who were both signed after leaving Manchester City, and Emerson Royal.
‘Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona’ – Koeman confident new contract will be announced ‘soon’
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‘Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona’ – Koeman confident new contract will be announced ‘soon’

The Blaugrana boss believes fresh terms will be agreed with a talismanic figure at Camp Nou, preventing him from hitting free agency Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi "has to finish his career at Barcelona", with the Blaugrana boss expecting a contract extension for the mercurial Argentine to be announced "soon". The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is yet to make an official decision on his future, with the 33-year-old still seeing his current deal run down towards free agency. The expectation is, however, that he will extend a career-long association with the Liga heavyweights, with fresh terms on the table and ready to be signed.
Doctors begin two Weeks Warning Strike in Ondo
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Doctors begin two Weeks Warning Strike in Ondo

Doctors in Ondo under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, have embarked on a two-weeks warning strike over some pressing issues in state. The doctors are alleging that the state government had failed to pay their salary arrears for some months and also failed to resolve the issue of exodus of doctors and other health workers, among other issues. A letter signed by the state chairman and secretary of the NAGGMDP, Roland Arohunmolase and Richard Obe respectively, and titled  ‘Notice of Withdrawal of Service’ read; “With due respect to your office, we write to notify your office of the immediate withdrawal of service by our members working under Ondo State Government Civil Service. “Following Ordinary General Meeting of o...
Why Lukaku Didn’t Flourish at Chelsea, Man United – Mourinho
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Why Lukaku Didn’t Flourish at Chelsea, Man United – Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has given reasons why Belgium striker, Romelu Lukaku, did not hit the heights at Chelsea and Manchester United. The Portuguese believes the European Championships will give Lukaku the perfect stage to confirm his status as one of the world’s best strikers. Lukaku was briefly coached by Mourinho during his formative years at Chelsea before the Special One signed him for United in 2017. The 28-year-old amassed 113 goals in 252 Premier League appearances for four different clubs, having also represented West Brom and Everton. However, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Mourinho’s United successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Lukaku has since rebuilt his reputation with Inter Milan, where his goals helped power the Nerazzurri to a first Serie A title ...
Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

  The English Premier League has confirmed that the six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League (ESL) will pay a combined £22m fine. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Premier League and the Football Association on Wednesday afternoon. The teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have also agreed to a £25m fine and a potential 30-point deduction, if it happens in future. “As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes,” the statement read in part. It added that “the clubs have agreed to support rule ...
Northern traders threaten to cut off food supply nationwide
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Northern traders threaten to cut off food supply nationwide

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has threatened to resume its strike and cut off food supply nationwide to protest failure of the Federal Government to pay the N4.75 billion compensation agreed with them. The Northern traders gave the government a three- week ultimatum to implement the signed agreement that led to the calling-off of their strike in March this year. The union alleged its members were still being extorted by security agencies and harassed in the South – East. The Northern traders had blocked food supply to South to demand the payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSars protest and Shasha market chaos. The traders had also demanded the dismantling of all road blocks on ...
Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish
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Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, wants to add both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane to his squad this summer, ESPN reports. Aston Villa captain Grealish is set to start for England in their Euro 2020 opening game against Croatia on Sunday. City believe they can land the 25-year-old after the competition, with Villa expected to demand £100million. Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Grealish and has publicly admired the player’s ability in the past. Grealish has a deal until 2020, but City will be encouraged by the arrival of Emiliano Buendia at Villa Park from Norwich City in a £33m club record move. The Spaniard is also determined to find a world-class replacement for Sergio Aguero who has since signed for Barcelona as a free agent. England captain Ka...
Arsenal Misses out on Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa agree club-record transfer fee of £40m for the Argentine Midfielder
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Arsenal Misses out on Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa agree club-record transfer fee of £40m for the Argentine Midfielder

Aston Villa have announced they have reached a £40million agreement to sign Norwich star Emiliano Buendia, handing Arsenal a huge transfer blow after they also showed interest to also sign him. The 24-year-old midfielder is currently on international duty with Argentina and is set to have his medical before completing his move to Villa on Tuesday after a World Cup qualifying game against Colombia. Villa confirmed the agreement on Monday morning, adding the transfer for Buendia will be completed after Argentina play Colombia on Tuesday evening. The fee Villa will pay could rise to nearly £40m with bonus add-ons. Buendia was named Championship player of the season for 2020-21 following Norwich's promotion to Premier League. He scored 15 goals and registered 17 assist...
Nigerians still Using Twitter Will Know the Law they’re Violating when Charged to Court – Malami’s aide says
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Nigerians still Using Twitter Will Know the Law they’re Violating when Charged to Court – Malami’s aide says

The media aide to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Umar Gwandu, has said that Nigerians still using Twitter despite the ban on the micro-blogging site in Nigeria will get to know the law they are violating when they are charged to court. On Saturday, June 5, Malami in a statement signed by Gwandu announced that anyone found violating the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria will be prosecuted. Premiumtimes reached out to Umar and was asked what laws such Nigerians will be prosecuted upon and he responded “We will invite journalists at the time of prosecution, and they will know which laws are used to prosecute. The point is Twitter has been banned. Anybody should not try to use Twitter. At the time we are gathering them and as...

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