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Ahmed Musa Expresses his Disappointment over Crowd Troubles in the Nigeria Professional Football League
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Ahmed Musa Expresses his Disappointment over Crowd Troubles in the Nigeria Professional Football League

Super Eagles captain and Kano Pillars striker, Ahmed Musa, has expressed his disappointment over crowd troubles in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The NPFL match-day 27 match between Kano Pillars and Akwa United was disrupted at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, when fans of both clubs stormed the pitch on Saturday. In a lengthy post, the 28-year-old Super Eagles captain praised match officials and told organizers of the season league needs to do better to help the league grow. He also urged fans to conduct themselves during games at the stadiums so that players who would like to return from Europe and add value to the domestic league. The statement read: “It is disheartening to write this but unfortunately, it has to be said. In a bid to be patriotic or re...
Euro 2020: Fabregas Reacts as Spain fail to beat Sweden
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Euro 2020: Fabregas Reacts as Spain fail to beat Sweden

AS Monaco midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has reacted to Spain’s Euro 2020 goalless draw against Sweden on Monday. Spain got their campaign off to a disappointing start after failing to find the breakthrough despite a dominant display against Sweden in Seville. Strikers, Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno, missed Spain’s best chances as they played a 0-0 draw against Sweden. Reacting, Fabregas, who was part of Spain’s squad that won the Euro in 2008 and 2012 as well as the World Cup win in 2010, said the striker issues are one of manager Luis Enrique’s main concerns. “This is another example of it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” Fabregas told the BBC. “This is the big question mark about this team. “I know there have been examples where France won the World Cup wit...
‘Goal of the tournament’ – Record-breaking Schick strike for Czech Republic against Scotland has Euro 2020 fans purring
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‘Goal of the tournament’ – Record-breaking Schick strike for Czech Republic against Scotland has Euro 2020 fans purring

The Bayer Leverkusen forward netted from nearly 50 yards to stun the crowd at Hampden Park and set his country towards victory in Group D It may only be day four of the European Championship, but goal of the tournament may have already been sewn up by Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick. The Bayer Leverkusen forward scored from practically on the halfway line in the Czechs' opening game of Group D against Scotland, lobbing goalkeeper David Marshall from approximately 50 yards. It was Schick's second goal of the game, and stunned the crowd at Hampden Park who had hoped to see Scotland get a good result in their first major tournament match for 23 years.
‘They did their country proud’ – Kane hails England tournament debutants after beating Croatia at Euro 2020
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‘They did their country proud’ – Kane hails England tournament debutants after beating Croatia at Euro 2020

The striker reserved special praise for those appearing at the European Championship for the first time in a Three Lions shirt at the weekend Harry Kane hailed England's major tournament debutants after their opening Euro 2020 game against Croatia on Sunday, insisting "they did their country proud". England gained revenge over the nation that dumped them out of the 2018 World Cup at the semi-final stage thanks to Raheem Sterling's neat finish in the 57th minute at Wembley. Kalvin Phillips set up the goal to cap a superb all-round display, while Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Tyrone Mings also shone after being trusted to represent the Three Lions in the European Championship for the first time.
‘France have seven musketeers in attack’ – Papin thrilled by forward talent and return of ‘wild card’ Benzema
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‘France have seven musketeers in attack’ – Papin thrilled by forward talent and return of ‘wild card’ Benzema

The former Les Bleus striker thinks Didier Deschamps' side have the "firepower" to go all the way at Euro 2020 France have "seven musketeers in attack", according to Jean-Pierre Papin, who has expressed his excitement over the forward talent in his country's ranks and the return of "wild card" Karim Benzema. Les Bleus are being billed as the favourites to win Euro 2020, with Didier Deschamps having named a star-studded squad for the tournament as they seek to go one better than their final appearance five years ago. Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder and Karim Benzema all made the final cut, with Papin left in awe by the attacking riches at Deschamps' disposal.
Yoshinori Muto returning to Newcastle
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Yoshinori Muto returning to Newcastle

Yoshinori Muto is returning to Newcastle United. The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle are yet to find any takers for expensive back-up striker Muto. It means that the £9.6million signing from summer 2018 has left the Magpies with another big decision with Steve Bruce believing the striker wasn't good enough for a squad place last season. Bruce inherited a squad that not only contained Muto but also big earners such as Henri Saivet, Achraf Lazaar and Christian Atsu but around £6million a season has been cleared off the wage bill this summer. The Japan international could arguably nudge up a place to fourth-choice striker if Andy Carroll does not take up the offer of a one-year deal. But any hopes of recouping a fee and striking Muto off the wage bill were dealt a blow when Sp...
Benzema declares himself 100 per cent fit for France’s Euro 2020 campaign after injury scare
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Benzema declares himself 100 per cent fit for France’s Euro 2020 campaign after injury scare

The Real Madrid striker has confirmed that he is back in full training with Les Bleus after recovering from a slight knock Karim Benzema has declared himself 100 per cent fit for France's Euro 2020 campaign after shaking off an injury scare. Benzema was called up to the France squad for the first time in six years ahead of their latest international tournament, but left head coach Didier Deschamps sweating on his fitness after limping out of their final warm-up game against Bulgaria. The 33-year-old was replaced by Olivier Giroud in the 41st minute of the 3-0 victory after going down under a challenge from opposition defender Ivan Turitsov, leading to question marks over his participation in France's Group F opener against Germany.
‘Is this the best place for me?’ – Mbappe openly questions PSG future
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‘Is this the best place for me?’ – Mbappe openly questions PSG future

The French striker has revealed he is undecided about playing in Ligue 1 next season Kylian Mbappe has openly questioned whether Paris Saint-Germain is the right place for him, adding fuel to transfer speculation that should intensify even further after Euro 2020. The forward said he feels good at his current home, but has wondered aloud whether another location could prove even more joyous. PSG failed to win Ligue 1 this past season and were blown away by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final. Mbappe has been strongly linked to Real Madrid in the past but would be the subject of interest from most of Europe's top clubs should he push for a transfer.
‘I don’t care if Kane costs £120m!’ – Keane urges Man Utd to sign Spurs striker despite leadership doubts
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‘I don’t care if Kane costs £120m!’ – Keane urges Man Utd to sign Spurs striker despite leadership doubts

The Red Devils legend would like to see the England captain move to Old Trafford and show more aggression on the pitch Roy Keane has urged Manchester United to fork out £120 million ($170m/€140m) to sign Harry Kane, despite also admitting to having doubts about the Tottenham striker's leadership skills. Kane is being tipped to leave Spurs after their latest trophyless season, having openly admitted that he is driven to win the biggest team prizes the game has to offer. The Red Devils are among those being tipped to make a move for the 27-year-old, and Keane would love to see a deal come to fruition, but has also pinpointed the one area of the striker's game he believes needs to be improved.
Sevilla’s Bounou: Europa League final save is best in my career
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Sevilla’s Bounou: Europa League final save is best in my career

A year ago, the Morocco international produced a standout performance as Julen Lopetegui's men saw off the Nerazzurri in Cologne Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou has chosen his save against Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku during the 2019-20 Europa League final as the best in his career so far. With the score 2-2 at the RheinEnergieStadion, the 30-year-old produced a moment of brilliance to stop Lukaku from beating him for a second time after the Belgian star had earlier converted a penalty in the fifth minute. The save helped Sevilla from going behind in the encounter as the former Manchester United forward later deflected Diego Carlos's strike in the 74th minute which turned out to be the match-winning effort.
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 ...
Chelsea to Offer Four Players in swap Deal for Dortmund’s Haaland
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Chelsea to Offer Four Players in swap Deal for Dortmund’s Haaland

Chelsea are ready to give Borussia Dortmund four players in a swap deal for their striker, Erling Haaland. According to the Express, Chelsea are eager to sign Haaland this summer and the Blues are prepared to use Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham as makeweight in a deal for the Norway international. Haaland had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and several top European clubs in the past few weeks. The forward will reportedly be available for £68.9m next summer due to a release clause in his contract. The 20-year-old finished the 2020/2021 season as the highest goal scorer in the Champions League with ten goals. Meanwhile, speaking about Haaland’s future at Dortmund, the club’s Sporting Director, Michael ...
‘Racism in Football is at an ‘all-time high’ – Romelu Lukaku Laments 
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‘Racism in Football is at an ‘all-time high’ – Romelu Lukaku Laments 

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku believes racism in football is at an "all-time high" ahead of the start of the European Championships. The 28-year-old who is preparing for Belgium's opening game of the Euros against Russia on Saturday has received racial abuse a number of times, notably when he was the subject of monkey chants from fans in 2019. Lukaku believes abuse towards players is currently getting worse "I think racism in football right now is at the all-time high. Why? Because of social media now as well," Lukaku told CNN Sport. "I understand why people like Thierry Henry are blocking social media because it's easy, you can track somebody down ... The social media companies, they have to do more for me." Earlier this year, former Arsenal forward Henry deleted hi...
Mourinho Advises Harry Kane on next club
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Mourinho Advises Harry Kane on next club

Jose Mourinho has advised Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, to “play where he is happy”. Kane has informed the club he wants to leave this summer, resulting in interest from the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United. The England captain has, however, admitted that moving abroad does not “really interest” him, suggesting that he will make the move to another Premier League club if he does leave Spurs this summer. 17-month stint in charge of Spurs, believes the striker will be playing in the Premier League next season. “I think he has to play where he is happy. And I think he is happy in England. He is a very Premier League guy,” he told the UK Sun. Mourinho also described Kane as “one of the top strikers in the world”....
Real Madrid striker Benzema hands France injury scare
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Real Madrid striker Benzema hands France injury scare

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has handed France an injury scare during their friendly against Bulgaria. Benzema was forced off after 39 minutes. Benzema had a painful collision with Ivan Turitsov as he looked to direct a shot on goal, leaving the Real Madrid striker clutching his right knee. He asked to be substituted, before being replaced by Olivier Giroud. The injury is a blow with France's Euro 2020 campaign just around the corner. However it did not look serious, on a night where Benzema started well and linked up brilliantly with Kylian Mbappe before having to come off.    
Chelsea veteran Giroud bags brace in France victory over Bulgaria
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Chelsea veteran Giroud bags brace in France victory over Bulgaria

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud scored a double as France claimed a 3-0 win over Bulgaria in their final Euro 2020 warm-up match. The reigning world champions fielded a strong team with Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann in attack. Barcelona star Griezmann broke the deadlock with an acrobatic bicycle kick with 29 minutes on the clock. Giroud came off the bench to score a clinical strike before sealing a brace seven minutes later. Les Bleus open their Group F campaign at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, 15 June with an exciting tie against Germany.
Barcelona schedule date for Depay signing announcement
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Barcelona schedule date for Depay signing announcement

Barcelona are preparing to announce the signing of Lyon striker Memphis Depay this week. Sport says Depay will become Barcelona's fourth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Sergio 'Kun' Agüero, Eric Garcia and Emerson. A final agreement is close to being signed off and Barça hope to officially announce Depay's signing on Friday, before the start of the European Championships. That way, the Lyon forward's future will not become a distraction during the tournament and he can focus exclusively on the Netherlands. Depay's deal with Lyon expires on June 30 and he will sign for Barça on a free transfer. The forward wants to make the move to Camp Nou and be reunited with Ronald Koeman, his previous coach with the Netherlands, and the final details should be sorted soon. ...
Erling Haaland’s preferred move revealed
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Erling Haaland’s preferred move revealed

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, wants a move to Chelsea. Haaland had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and several top European clubs in the past few weeks. But according to The Telegraph, Haaland is ‘interested in a switch to Chelsea and is ‘attracted by the prospect’ of joining Thomas Tuchel’s side. The report added that Chelsea is fully aware of the difficulty of signing Haaland this summer transfer window and are considering the option of securing an agreement that would see the youngster delay his Dortmund exit until next year. The cost to sign the 20-year-old this summer transfer is expected to be in excess of £150 million. The Norway international will reportedly be available for £68.9m next summer due to a release clause...
Hudson-Odoi: Ghana intensify chase for Chelsea and England winger with presidential intervention
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Hudson-Odoi: Ghana intensify chase for Chelsea and England winger with presidential intervention

President Nana Akuffo-Addo wants to see the attacker line up for the Black Stars Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has bolstered their quest to convince Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to switch his international allegiance from England. Son of Ghanaian immigrants in the United Kingdom, the winger is among a host of UK-born players on the radar of the Black Stars, the other targets include Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Brighton & Hove Albion fullback Tariq Lamptey. Champions League winner Hudson-Odoi, who is currently on holiday in Ghana after being snubbed by England for the upcoming European Championship, paid a courtesy call on Akufo-Addo on Monday evening, days after the 20-year-old opened the door for a possible international switch.  
Cottee: Why Iheanacho was outstanding for Leicester City
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Cottee: Why Iheanacho was outstanding for Leicester City

The former Foxes striker has provided insight on why the Nigerian star was splendid in front of goal for Brendan Rodgers’ men last season Tony Cottee has stated the reasons behind Kelechi Iheanacho’s impressive goalscoring exploits for Leicester City during the 2020-21 campaign. Before heading into 2021, the former Manchester City wonderkid could only boast two Premier League games, without finding the net, as he played second fiddle in the Foxes’ squad. Nevertheless, a change of fortune saw him revive his scoring form which proved pivotal in the King Power Stadium outfit’s FA Cup triumph.  
Newcastle ready to move for release Everton striker Josh King
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Newcastle ready to move for release Everton striker Josh King

Newcastle United are ready to move for released Everton striker Josh King. The Evening Chronicle says King is heading for the exit door at Goodison Park after failing to impress on Merseyside with no goals in 11 substitute appearances in the Premier League. King was on Steve Bruce's wish-list 12 months ago but the striker ended up staying at AFC Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship after failing to get a move last summer. King shares the same German-based agency as current United striker Joelinton, ROGON GmbH & Co.KG, with head of recruitment Steve Nickson having good ties with the player's representatives. Having worked with ROGON before on the £40million Joelinton deal, the chance to get King on a free transfer will now present itself to Newcastle and potentially conti...
Benzema Should be Scoring 50 Goals, not 30 – Real Madrid coach, Ancelotti
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Benzema Should be Scoring 50 Goals, not 30 – Real Madrid coach, Ancelotti

  Newly appointed Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has insisted that striker Karim Benzema should be scoring 50 goals and not 30 goals for the club in a season. Ancelotti described Benzema as a ‘top striker’, adding that he has done really well for the club. The Italian disclosed this on Wednesday during an introductory press conference. The 61-year-old returned to the Santiago Bernabeu from Everton on Tuesday. Ancelotti said, “Benzema should be scoring 50 goals, not 30. Vini Jr. has to score more and we have to get more goals from the others too. “These are the players I’ve got, Karim has done really well. Karim has improved a lot in this period, he has more responsibility. “He’s a top striker. Then there are young players with a lot of potential. The ai...
Arsenal fan pleads guilty to Maupay death threats and faces £10,000 fine or two years in prison
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Arsenal fan pleads guilty to Maupay death threats and faces £10,000 fine or two years in prison

The Singaporean man sent abuse to the Brighton striker after he scored the winner against the Gunners last June A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty to sending death threats to Brighton forward Neal Maupay. Derek Ng De Ren faces a fine of up to £10,000 or a two-year prison sentence after he sent the abuse to Maupay through Instagram following the Premier League game between Arsenal and Brighton in June 2020. Brighton reported the messages to the Premier League through its online abuse reporting system, with the league then working with the club and authorities in Singapore to locate and prosecute the man.
Cristiano Ronaldo awarded Serie A’s MVP Striker award
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Cristiano Ronaldo awarded Serie A’s MVP Striker award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the award of best striker for the 2020-21 Serie A campaign. The 36-year-old striker won the Serie A Best Striker award after a season in which he finished top scorer with 29 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus. The Portugal international beat out the likes of Romelu Lukaku, who was second in the scoring standings with 24, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who found the net 15 times in the Italian top flight to scoop the award.
Champions League final: Guardiola Explains Why Man City Lost to Chelsea
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Champions League final: Guardiola Explains Why Man City Lost to Chelsea

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has given reasons why they could not beat Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday night. According to him, Thomas Tuchel’s men defended strongly and were quick with their counter attacks. However, Guardiola is hopeful his side have learnt their lessons and will come back one day to win the trophy. “It’s an exceptional season we’ve had. It’s an honour to be here. “In the second half, we were brilliant and brave. But they defended so strongly and were so fast on the counter-attack. We will come back maybe one day again. On starting without a recognized defensive midfielder and striker, Guardiola added: “I did what was best for the team [on selection]. “He [Kevin de Bruyne] was injured but this happens. In these...
EURO 2020: Karim Benzema arrives at France’s Clairefontaine base for his first call-up since 2015
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EURO 2020: Karim Benzema arrives at France’s Clairefontaine base for his first call-up since 2015

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has arrived at France's Clairefontaine base for his first call-up since 2015. The 33-year-old joined the squad at France's Clairefontaine training centre on Wednesday May 26, looking happy and relieved despite his alleged sex-tape blackmail of former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. The striker is accused of pressuring Valbuena in 2015 to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured. The scandal led to his ban from the France national team since November 2015. His six-year exile from the national team over his alleged role in a blackmail plot came to an end last week when he was recalled by Deschamps for this summer's delayed European Championship. "It's a non-event," insisted Deschamps. "That it in...
Barcelona Asked me to Beg Messi to Stay – Suarez
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Barcelona Asked me to Beg Messi to Stay – Suarez

  Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez, has claimed Barcelona asked him to beg Argentine talisman, Lionel Messi, when he wanted to leave last summer. However, Suarez is furious that former Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, did not have the boldness to speak to him when the club wanted him to leave. He also accused manager Ronald Koeman of having “no personality”. Suarez left the Nou Camp last year to sign for Atletico, where he won the league title for the 2020/2021 season. The 34-year-old told El Partidazo de COPE: “I’m never going to go against Barcelona, they have given me everything and allowed me to get to the elite, but obviously the president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] said everything in the press instead of calling me. “The moment they wanted Leo [Messi] t...
Cristiano Ronaldo Issues Cryptic post in hint he is Leaving Juventus as he Thanks Fans on Instagram 
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Cristiano Ronaldo Issues Cryptic post in hint he is Leaving Juventus as he Thanks Fans on Instagram 

Cristiano Ronaldo has fuelled speculations regarding his Juventus career by issuing a lengthy cryptic post on social media. This comes weeks after the 36-year-old striker had each of his luxury supercars transported to Portugal from his mansion. The Portuguese striker, who was left out of Juve's 4-1 win over Bologna on Sunday May 23, because he was "tired," took to Instagram on Monday night to reflect on the club's failed title bid as well as his personal goals, which he couldn't achieve this season. In the cryptic 373-word address, Ronaldo wrote: 'The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs. 'Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellence levels...
Salah Reacts as Harry Kane Wins Premier League Golden Boot
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Salah Reacts as Harry Kane Wins Premier League Golden Boot

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, has congratulated Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, for winning this year’s Premier League Golden Boot. Salah insisted that the England captain deserved the award this season. The former Chelsea star missed out on the Premier League Golden Boot after Kane scored on the Premier League last day of the season against Leicester City. Both Salah and Kane went into the last games of the season on Sunday level on 22 goals. But Kane grabbed his 23rd in the first half of their 4-2 victory against Leicester City. The pair both missed out to Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy last season. “Very well deserved! Congratulations!” the 28-year-old wrote on Twitter in response to Kane’s own celebratory post.
EPL: Guardiola Confirms Aguero’s Next club
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EPL: Guardiola Confirms Aguero’s Next club

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed that Sergio Aguero is close to signing for Barcelona. Aguero will leave Man City on a free transfer this summer after a decade at the Premier League champions. The Argentine striker scored twice in his final Premier League appearance for Man City as Guardiola’s men sealed a 5-0 victory against Everton on the final day of the season at Etihad. Speaking to BBC’s Match of the Day, Guardiola said that Aguero is likely to be linking up with his national teammate, Lionel Messi at Camp Nou next season. “Maybe I reveal a secret,” Guardiola said. “Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart… for Barcelona. “He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi.” “I am pretty sure he ...
EPL last day: Aguero Breaks Wayne Rooney’s Record
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EPL last day: Aguero Breaks Wayne Rooney’s Record

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, broke Wayne Rooney’s record for most Premier League goals scored for one club on his last appearance at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola left Aguero on the bench for the visit of Everton, with the Argentine set to leave City after 10 years. He was introduced into the game in the second half and scored twice as the champions won 2-0. Rooney managed 183 goals during his 13 years at Old Trafford and Aguero’s first goal meant he drew level with the England legend. Aguero ensured that he broke the record with a second. In all, he netted 258 times in 388 games for City. Aguero is expected to join Barcelona on a free transfer this summer, with the Catalans set to offer the forward a two-year deal.
Leicester 2-4 Tottenham: Foxes miss out on Champions League again as Spurs secure European football
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Leicester 2-4 Tottenham: Foxes miss out on Champions League again as Spurs secure European football

Leicester missed out on the Champions League for a second successive season after a 4-2 defeat to Tottenham on the final day saw them finish in fifth, while Spurs secured their European place. The Foxes needed results to go their way elsewhere, but had to secure their own victory first to ensure the best possible chance of finishing in the top four. It began well for them too as Leicester were awarded a penalty inside 15 minutes. Toby Alderweireld caught Jamie Vardy around the ankles, and the striker fired home from the spot (18). But just before half-time, Harry Kane (41) finished superbly to secure his third Premier League Golden Boot - the joint-highest number of wins in history with Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer - in possibly his last game for Tottenham. The second half f...
Super Eagles Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Season Award
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Super Eagles Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Season Award

Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has won the Leicester City Goal of the Season award for the 2020-21 campaign. The Nigeria international has been in form for the Foxes, scoring 19 goals in all competitions so far this season. His 80th-minute goal against Crystal Palace which he beat two defenders before sending a powerful curler into the net, was chosen as the best goal in 2020-2021. The 24-year-old was presented with the award by gaffer Brendan Rodgers, in the company of the owner of the club Mr. Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Friday night, May 22.
Asisat Oshoala tipped to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window with Manchester United interested in buying her
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Asisat Oshoala tipped to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window with Manchester United interested in buying her

Nigeria international, Asisat Oshoala is being tipped to depart Barcelona in this summer transfer window. Top Spanish sports daily paper, Mundo Deportivo says that the Super Falcons captain wants to leave Barcelona in search of regular game time, and Manchester United Womens football club are very interested in her services. In the current season, Oshoala has recorded fifteen starts from a possible twenty-seven in the Spanish Primera División, playing 1,292 minutes for the European champions. The report says Barcelona are considering cashing out on Oshoala if United drop a good offer and will likely to go after another striker this summer if Oshoala departs the club. The club is also considering giving more first-team opportunities to the prolific 18-year-old attacker Bruna...
Aguero is like a lion, he kills the opponent’ – Guardiola backs Man City star to play until age of 40
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Aguero is like a lion, he kills the opponent’ – Guardiola backs Man City star to play until age of 40

The coach confirmed the Argentine striker is fit to face Everton in what will be his last ever match for the Premier League side Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Sergio Aguero as the striker nears his final game for Manchester City. Sunday's home game against Everton will be the 32-year-old's last in the clubs colours as he is set to leave in a free transfer this summer after 10 years in England. Aguero's next move is yet to be decided, but Guardiola says he will be missed for his character off the field as well as his exploits on it.
Tuchel Reveals Only Way Timo Werner will get Better at Chelsea
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Tuchel Reveals Only Way Timo Werner will get Better at Chelsea

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed the only way striker, Timo Werner, will get better at the club. Tuchel said Werner can take his performances up a level at Stamford Bridge with the help of Chelsea’s supporters. Werner joined Chelsea from Leipzig for £53million last summer. The German international has endured a frustrating first campaign at Chelsea, scoring just six goals in the Premier League and failing to show his true class in a season played without spectators. But Tuchel believes Werner will relish playing in front of a crowd at Chelsea, adding that the support of the Blues’ fans can help him and other players overcome difficult moments Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League final game of the s...
EPL: Chelsea Hero, Wayne Bridge Names Club Harry Kane Will join
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EPL: Chelsea Hero, Wayne Bridge Names Club Harry Kane Will join

  Chelsea hero, Wayne Bridge, has insisted that Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will join Manchester City this summer. Chelsea, Man City, Manchester United and other big European clubs are interested in signing Kane this summer transfer window after the England captain informed Spurs he wants to leave the club at the end of the season. However, Bridge would ‘love’ to see Kane at Chelsea but believes Man City is his most likely destination. “I would love to see him at Chelsea and Roman Abramovich can afford him but I have a feeling that he will end up going to Manchester City,” Bridge told Betting Expert. “Pep [Guardiola] being there might influence his decision to join City. City wants and needs a striker, so I think he will end up there. “Kane and [Sergio...
EPL: Harry Kane reveals how much Tottenham want to sell him to Chelsea, Man City
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EPL: Harry Kane reveals how much Tottenham want to sell him to Chelsea, Man City

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, has said the club may want to cash in on him this summer and sell him for £100million. Kane has already informed Spurs about his desire to leave. It is believed Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are willing to offer him £300,000 a week to join them. Kane, speaking with former England coach, Gary Neville for SkyBet, admitted a ‘crossroads moment’ is coming this summer – and there is a chance Daniel Levy and Co will be happy to let him leave. “I don’t know, I mean he might want to sell me,’ Kane said in a conversation with his former England coach Neville for SkyBet’s The Overlap. “He might be thinking ‘If I could get £100m for you, then why not?’ “Do you know what I mean? I’m not going to be worth that for the next 2 ...
Sergio Aguero Finally Agrees on Deal with Barcelona
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Sergio Aguero Finally Agrees on Deal with Barcelona

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has agreed on personal terms with Barcelona to join the Blaugrana in the summer transfer window, according to Catalan outlet Beteve. Barcelona hierarchy has tabled a €5 million-per-year (£4.3m-per-year) contract, which will keep Aguero at the LaLiga giants until 2023. Aguero’s arrival at Barcelona would come as a major boost to the club’s president, Joan Laporta, as he continues to try and convince captain Lionel Messi to stay at Camp Nou. Aguero and Messi are close friends from their time with the Argentina national football team ranging from youth level to featuring alongside each other in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Aguero will leave Man City at the expiry of his contract this summer after a decade at Etihad. A...
‘It was money race’ – Samatta’ father reveals how Anderlecht missed chance to sign Tanzanian
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‘It was money race’ – Samatta’ father reveals how Anderlecht missed chance to sign Tanzanian

The Taifa Stars striker had made his name and attracted many offers after spending time with TP Mazembe from 2011 to 2016 Mbwana Samatta’s father, Ally Samatta, has revealed how Genk won the race against Anderlecht to sign the Tanzanian star in 2016 in what was his first move to Europe. Ally has stated his son had attracted numerous offers after some stellar performances with Tout Puissant Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Samatta sr. said Genk ultimately were able to sign the striker given the amount of money they offered.
EPL: Iheanacho Gives Reason for Fight Between Leicester, Chelsea Players During 2-1 Defeat
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EPL: Iheanacho Gives Reason for Fight Between Leicester, Chelsea Players During 2-1 Defeat

  Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has provided a reason for the fight between his teammates and Chelsea players towards the end of their Premier League on Tuesday. The Blues climbed above the Foxes in the table and into the Champions League driving seat after the 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. And one of the talking points of the encounter was in injury time when a fight broke out between the Blues stars and Leicester City players. It all began when Antonio Rudiger reacted to Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira’s late challenge on Ben Chilwell. Iheanacho explained that he was only trying to calm things down by acting as peacemaker as tempers boiled over. Iheanacho told Sky Sports, “Antonio Rudiger went aggressively on Ricardo Pereira and that is what...
EPL: Kelechi Iheanacho Makes history as Chelsea Defeat Leicester City 2-1
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EPL: Kelechi Iheanacho Makes history as Chelsea Defeat Leicester City 2-1

  Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, on Tuesday night made history following his side’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. Chelsea defeated Leicester at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho. Iheanacho’s goal wasn’t enough to give Leicester a point against Thomas Tuchel’s men. According to OptaJoe, Iheanacho’s strike against Chelsea means the Nigerian international has now become the first player in Premier League history to score a goal on all seven days of the week within a single season in the competition. Iheanacho will now hope to lead Leicester to victory when they tackle Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in their final Premier League tie of the season. Leicester are now in the fourth position on the Premier League table log with 66 ...
Kane ‘100 per cent committed’ for Tottenham’s game against Aston Villa, says Mason, amid transfer rumours
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Kane ‘100 per cent committed’ for Tottenham’s game against Aston Villa, says Mason, amid transfer rumours

The Spurs interim boss has insisted he's not concerned about the striker's mental state despite talk of a summer move Harry Kane will be "100 per cent committed" for Tottenham's game against Aston Villa, according to Ryan Mason, who says the club captain's future has yet to be discussed amid the ongoing rumours linking him with a summer transfer. Kane came through the ranks at Spurs and took in loan spells at several Football League clubs before carving out a reputation as one of the most deadly strikers in Europe. The 27-year-old's place in both the Tottenham and Premier League history books has long been secure due to his prolific output in the final third, but he is still on the lookout for his first major trophy.
Jamie Vardy goes to sleep wearing his FA Cup winners’ medal
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Jamie Vardy goes to sleep wearing his FA Cup winners’ medal

When Jamie Vardy eventually got to sleep after Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in their history, he made sure he was still in celebratory mood. The striker was pictured asleep wearing the medal he picked up after the Foxes beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley thanks to a stunning strike from Youri Tielemans. It was no surprise Vardy was worn out - he became the first player in the competition's history to feature in all 13 rounds across his career, from the preliminary stages right through to the final. The Foxes striker also fell asleep with his Premier League medal still in his hand in 2016, after a season in which he scored 24 league goals to fire his side to the most unlikely of title triumphs.
Timo Werner is too Erratic’ – Chelsea told to Sign big Striker immediately
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Timo Werner is too Erratic’ – Chelsea told to Sign big Striker immediately

  Former Aston Villa forward, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has told Chelsea to sign a big striker when the transfer window opens this summer because Timo Werner is too erratic. Werner didn’t make much impact on Saturday evening as Leicester City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from RB Liepzig for £53m last summer. “I have tried to give him [Timo Werner] the benefit of the doubt as it’s his first season, but the more I am seeing of him he is making the wrong decision,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. “He picked the ball up, running at two defenders and takes a wild shot over the bar when it is best to make a pass and another run. “He seems a bit too erratic and Chelsea, with their history with the likes of Didier Drogba and th...
Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League
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Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has hit out at his bosses, following the failed European Super League plans. He accused them of trying to deprive “more modest teams” a chance to play in the Champions League. United’s Glazer owners were involved in the plans to create a breakaway Super League, along with fellow Premier League sides Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. However, they all withdrew within 48 hours of the official announcement. The fallout from the Super League debacle saw executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward announce he would be leaving Old Trafford at the end of this year. But Cavani, who signed a new one-year extension, has gone one step further to launch a scathing attack on his employers. “When the Super Leag...
Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason
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Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason

Chelsea youth coach Ashley Cole says they should stick with Timo Werner. Cole insists Chelsea should go with Werner ahead of trying to buy Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. "I always go back to the pre-season," Cole told Sky Sports. "I really don't think the team had a great pre-season in terms of the Covid stop-start, players catching Covid. They missed a big chunk of training. "I think next season will be great to see the team have a good pre-season, understand the style and philosophy of the manager and then hopefully really click and gel. "This season there's been moments in games they've been brilliant, they've been great to watch. "Hopefully they can solidify that and come again strong. Of course, you talk about Haaland and what quality he has… but I'm happy...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why I Lied to Aubameyang – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why I Lied to Aubameyang – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed he used to lie to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about team meetings at Borussia Dortmund, to help the striker with his timekeeping. Tuchel joined Dortmund in 2015 and worked with Aubameyang for two years. They won the DFB-Pokal together in 2017, with the Gabon international also topping the Bundesliga goal-scoring charts. Aubameyang was dropped for the north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur in March, having reported late to Arsenal’s training ground before the match. Ahead of their reunion on Wednesday when Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge, Tuchel claimed the 31-year-old had issues with punctuality. “That’s not his strength, to be absolutely on time. “He was pretty much the only one so when we wanted him to be on ...
I Was Written Off but never Gave up – Iheanacho
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I Was Written Off but never Gave up – Iheanacho

Leicester City’s in-form striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, says he never lost faith in himself while going through a rough patch in his career, adding that he was confident that he would return to form. Iheanacho had his worst ever scoring run of his professional career in 2019, failing to score in over 365 days, with trio Jamie Vardy, Ayoze Perez and James Maddison all ahead of him in the pecking order. The 24-year-old’s lack of goals at Leicester during this period also saw him lose his place in the Super Eagles, and was left out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. However, the former Manchester City striker has returned to form for The Foxes and was named March’s Premier League Player of The Month and is on course for a double award for April. Speaking with BBC Sport on his res...
Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch as Bayern Munich future is questioned
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Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch as Bayern Munich future is questioned

The prolific Polish striker has seen a move away from the Allianz Arena mooted, but he claims to be fully committed to his contract Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon. The prolific Polish striker has seen a switch speculated on heading towards the summer transfer window, with it reported that the 32-year-old may be open to taking on a new challenge. He has, however, shut down that gossip for now, with a man tied to a contract at the Allianz Arena through to 2023 claiming to have no intention of leaving Germany.

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