In a summer where the two biggest clubs in the world, Barcelona and Real Madrid have both spent over €80 million on a signing a top player, Manchester United owners have announced plans to raid the Premier League side for another $150 million.
On Wednesday, United announced that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which is about 5% of the club. The Glazers had previously sold 10% of their holding via a stock listing in 2012.
Instead to that money being invested in the playing staff, it will instead line the pockets of the Glazer family. Read more... (279 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
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It promises to be a record breaking transfer summer in England as Manchester United are poised to spend close to £200 million to get back into race for the Premier League title again. How will last season’s top four of Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal react to United’s spending spree? Will they match it with one of their own?
The transfer window re-opened on the final day of the domestic season and will close at 23:00 BST on Monday, 1 September.
Clubs could buy domestic players again once they had played their final game of the season. International deals can go through from 10 June. Read more... (1256 words, 1 image, estimated 5:01 mins reading time)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has complained that he inherited an unbalanced and “broken” squad from David Moyes.
Van Gaal pointed the finger at former manager David Moyes for the squads problems saying that Sir Alex Ferguson had left Moyes with a team of winners while he getting a “broken” squad awash with attacking midfielders.
“No,” Van Gaal said when asked whether following Ferguson would have been harder.
“I don’t agree. I had to follow Bobby Robson at Barcelona the year after he won three titles and there wasn’t a problem (Van Gaal won the league that year). Read more... (278 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Just over a month ago, BeIn Sports broke the story that former Atletico Madrid and current Monaco star Radamel Falcao was heading back to Madrid to join the European Champions.
Falcao, who I consider to be the best center forward in the world, seemed like a natural fit for Madrid. While defenses were scared of Madrid’s BBC (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano) attack last season, they would have been terrified at the thought of facing Bale, Falcao and Ronaldo. Read more... (335 words, 1 image, estimated 1:20 mins reading time)
Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United for weeks now, and after denying he was going nowhere, Juventus appeared to soften that stance on Monday when the club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta is said that they will only sell Vidal if the midfielder asks to to go.
Gazzetta dello Sport say that United are offering somewhere in the region of €50m to €60m for the 27-year-old dynamic midfielder, who has reportedly already agreed to a wage packet of €8m per season (net), which is double what he makes in Turin. Read more... (299 words, 1 image, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
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I cannot remember a time when a club, who had not been relegated, has sold so many of its best players as Southampton have done this summer.
So far Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers and Dejan Lovren have all left St Mary while striker Dani Osvaldo has reportedly agreed personal terms with Inter Milan ahead of that impending move and Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez also targets of other Premier League clubs. In total, Southampton have received around £100 million in transfer fees this summer. Read more... (326 words, 1 image, estimated 1:18 mins reading time)
Romelu Lukaku wants to leave Chelsea and make a permanent switch to Everton this summer according to the clubs head of recruitment Ian Atkins.
Atkins was on TalkSport today and said that the Chelsea striker, who spent last season on loan at Merseyside wants a permanent move to Goodison:
“Romelu had a terrific season for Everton last year and I know everyone at the football club wants to see him back.”
“Hopefully things can be sorted out, I think he’s quite settled in his mind that he wants to come to Everton, and hopefully he’ll be pulling on our blue shirt again next term. Read more... (316 words, 1 image, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
One of Liverpool‘s big summer signings Adam Lallana, will miss the start of the Premier League season after damaging his lateral collateral ligament in training.
The England international does not require surgery but he is expected to miss Liverpool’s first three Premier League games of the season.
But Brendan Rodgers said that Liverpool will not rush Lallana back saying:
“Of course it was very disappointing – it’s probably going to be four to six weeks,” Rodgers said at a press conference from Soldier Field in Chicago. Read more... (166 words, 1 image, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Liverpool have once again plundered Southampton with the news they have signed center back Dejan Lovren for a reported £20 million. Lovren is their third signing from the Saints this summer following striker Rickie Lambert and midfielder Adam Lallana move to Anfield.
Signing a top quality center back has been Brendan Rodgers top priority this summer after Liverpool conceded 50 goals in the Premier League last season, something that probably cost them the title. Read more... (249 words, 1 image, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal‘s three World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski will miss the start of the Premier League season and probably the crucial Champions League playoff tie.
The three players will even return to training until Aug. 11, which is just five days before Crystal Palace visits for the teams’ Premier League campaign kickoff. That return date means that will certainly miss the Community Shield match against Manchester City on Aug. 10, though Wenger hasn’t ruled out Mertesacker for the Champions League two-legged qualifier following the Palace date. Read more... (342 words, 1 image, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
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