You Can Actually Buy Real Madrid Shirt With ‘Alex Hunter’ On Back For €155

You Can Actually Buy Real Madrid Shirt With ‘Alex Hunter’ On Back For €155

Los Blancos are going as far as charging €155 for the new official 2018/19 away shirt with Hunter’s name emblazed on the back, which is outrageous considering he isn’t actually a real bloke. That being said, it looks like plenty have purchased the jersey judging by the reaction online. Just checked the website. We really are selling Alex Hunter Madrid jerseys.- P¹³ (@MadridPA10) August 7, 2018 Last years Journey Mode will be hard to live up to. From Harry Redknapp to Manchester United die-hard Andy Tate, the trailer earned plenty of plaudits from FIFA fans across the globe. This year, we have been greeted with a small teaser to get us pumped for the new release. In the FIFA 18 trailer, we see Rio Ferdinand discussing Hunter’s transfer plans, Thomas Muller discussing his undeniable potential and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the young forward in an entertaining post-match interview.

Will you be purchasing a ‘Hunter’ shirt from Madrid’s official website?

 

 

Alisher Usmanov confirms £550m sale of Arsenal shares to Stan Kroenke

His 11-year association with the Gunners has come to an end.

Arsenal’s majority owner Stan Kroenke has had a bid accepted by the club’s second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov to complete a full takeover at The Emirates.

Kroenke has offered to buy Usmanov’s 30 per cent stake in a deal that values Arsenal at £1.8 billion and The Telegraph can confirm that Usmanov has already decided to accept these terms.

The Kroenke statement also says that Kroenke Sports Entertainment, a company wholly owned by Kroenke, has received an irrevocable undertaking from Red and White Securities – the company owned by Usmanov – to accept the offer for his 18,685 shares.

Barcelona’s stunning £100M contract offer to Paul Pogba revealed

Barcelona’s stunning contract offer to Paul Pogba revealed

Barcelona have reportedly agreed terms with Paul Pogba as they step up their bid to land the Manchester United star.

The La Liga champions have had an offer of £45million plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes rejected. But according to reports in Italy, the player has already agreed to terms with Barcelona. Should United eventually accept an offer, Pogba would earn €100m (£100m) over five years at the Nou Camp.

Although the Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday afternoon, Barcelona will have until the end of the month to sign Pogba. The World Cup winning midfielder returned to United in 2016 following a spell in Italy with Juventus. Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United this summer. But he has struggled to settle under Jose Mourinho with his displays for France this summer simply highlighting his ineffectiveness for his club last season. United are interested in signing Mina as they look to reinforce their defensive options but are also considering offers for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng. Everton and Lyon are also chasing Mina who is expected to leave Barcelona despite only joining in January. Gomes is another who has been told he can leave the Nou Camp during this window. United are interested in Barcelona’s Yerry Mina. Furthermore, a report in Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo suggests Ousmane Dembele and Ivan Rakitic could also be offered in exchange for Pogba. Although Barca is reluctant to sell either player, they are desperate to land Pogba. But they are expected to have a difficult time convincing either the Croatian or the Frenchman to move to the Premier League. Should Manchester United sell Paul Pogba to Barcelona?

 

Marcus Rashford Handed Number 10 Shirt For Manchester United

Marcus Rashford Handed Number 10 Shirt For Manchester United

As a vote of confidence, the youngster has been handed a new shirt. Our own Marcus Rashford with the number 10 shirt. Big moment for him and a big statement from the club.

It’s a long way from where manager Jose Mourinho had Rashford last season, when he made these comments after a poor performance. “It was not good enough,” said Mourinho. “The players who replaced others did not perform at a good level and, when individuals do that, it is difficult for the team to play well. Mourinho “Maybe now you will not ask me why A, B and C do not play so much. People always ask: ‘Why always Lukaku?’

Well, now they know why always Lukaku, and why always this player and why always that player. We are probably not as good as people think we are individually. “I knew what was going to happen, and I told them, but that is what we got. Brighton had one target, to get the point and celebrate their Premier League survival. “Our target was to get points to help us finish second and they clearly showed that, for them, it is more important for them to stay in the Premier League than for us to finish second. They showed it from the first minute and we didn’t show that. We were not able to motivate ourselves.” Does Rashford deserve the number let us know?

What Arturo Vidal Said About Lionel Messi Resurfaces Ahead Of Barcelona Transfer

What Arturo Vidal Said About Lionel Messi Resurfaces Ahead Of Barcelona Transfer

Ahead of the pair of South Americans linking up, we remember what the robust midfielder said about Messi. Vidal has been subject to intense transfer speculation with a host of clubs eyeing him up. Manchester United and Manchester City as well as Inter Milan, to name but a few, were heavily linked with his services. However, in the eleventh hour, Barcelona have entered the race and are on the verge of snapping him up for a reported £26.7 million.

He’ll reportedly join Barcelona’s squad, making him club colleagues with Messi. Image: PA Image: PA Vidal and Messi have plenty of history with the pair locking horns on the international stage, most notably in the Copa America finals where Chile beat Argentina. And just a few weeks ago, Vidal was asked whether he feared Messi. “Do I fear him or does he fear me? I don’t fear him, but you have to ask him if he was left with fear,” he said via ESPN. Vidal added: “I’ve beaten him in all the finals — and if we were to meet again, we [Chile] would win again. “I don’t fear anything — on the pitch we are all equal. I defend my jersey and my national team to the death. If I can, I give it all on the pitch. “The Argentinians dream about me! It was joyful to win a Copa America. For Chileans, it’s not easy to reach a final and win it, more so against the Argentinians. But we got two Copas and that will always be there.” Interesting. How will the situation pan out between Vidal and Messi?

Sunderland AFC news and transfers LIVE – Black Cats start with a win, now focus on new signings

Sunderland AFC news and transfers LIVE – Black Cats start with a win, now focus on new signings

The Black Cats got off to the perfect start against Charlton Athletic as they won 2-1 at the Stadium of Light. It was the first time since 2009 that Sunderland won their first game of the season. Focus now turns back to transfers, with the window closing on Thursday at 5pm. Can they get any more in?

Sunderland has signed 11 players this summer, with Luke O’Nien and Charlie Wyke the latest to join. Jack Ross would still like more though, while there could still be some exits too. Join us for all the latest Sunderland AFC news throughout the day. We’re also now on Instagram! Head over to Instagram.com/chroniclesafc and follow us for SAFC updates and pictures.

 

Liverpool ‘affecting Manchester United’s Harry Maguire pursuit’

Liverpool ‘affecting Manchester United’s Harry Maguire pursuit’

 

Manchester United could have to pay up to £75m for Harry Maguire – because Leicester are reportedly holding out for the same sum Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk. Jose Mourinho has less than a week to add to his squad ahead of the new campaign with the transfer window closing on August 9. Maguire’s valuation has rocketed since his impressive World Cup campaign and Leicester will now hold out for £75m because they view on the same level as Van Dijk. The Dutchman became the most expensive defender of all time when he joined Liverpool in January and Castles claims Leicester want to cash in to the same level.

“From what I’m told, the pricing, if there is to be a price for him, will be £75m – they value him at the same level as Virgil van Dijk,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast. “That should probably give you an indication about why Jose Mourinho is reluctant to go down that route. “It’ll affect Everton, they’ve gone a long way in negotiations with Barcelona for (Yerry) Mina who they want to sign. “If they don’t get him they’ll have to move elsewhere, and interestingly one of their targets is Marcos Rojo, who United are prepared to sell.

“So, we’ve got these last few days of the window and Manchester United are scrabbling around trying to satisfy their manager to a certain extent, and what they are doing is going to impact on the other Premier League clubs who are chasing a centre-back.” Barcelona defender Mina is also believed to be on United’s target list as well as Toby Alderweireld from Spurs.

How key rule change will benefit Premier League clubs this season

How key rule change will benefit Premier League clubs this season

Historically, once every two years, several Premier League managers face a mid-season headache. But this campaign, thanks to a change in the rules, they’ll have no such issue. We are of course talking about the biennial continental championship, the Africa Cup of Nations. Last summer, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted to move the tournament to the summer, bringing it in line with the European Championships, the Copa America and the Asia Cup. The next staging will be in Cameroon next year, between June 7 and 30.

It’s great news for Premier League club managers such as Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho, Everton’s Marco Silva and Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri. Come January, they won’t have to deal with the issue of losing key players for up to six weeks. It’s also one less thing for bosses to consider when signing players during the windows. Sadio Mane and Mo Salah won’t be jetting off mid-season. Naby Keita, from Guinea, has added to the African ranks at Liverpool

The last Cup of Nations was particularly cruel on Klopp, who could only watch as Senegal forward Sadio Mane, his player of the campaign, jetted off to Gabon to represent his country. If the rules hadn’t changed, it would have been an even bigger problem for Liverpool this season, with star man Mohamed Salah and new signing Naby Keita likely to be there with Egypt and Guinea respectively. Oumar Niasse and Idrissa Gueye will be hoping to make the Senegal squad for the Cup of Nations

Man United’s Ivorian defender Eric Bailly could be a key man at Old Trafford this season. Mourinho has one African player in his ranks, Ivorian Eric Bailly, while Sarri has Nigeria star Victor Moses and Silva has Senegalese pair Idrissa Gueye and Oumarr Niasse. There are plenty of other African players included in other Premier League clubs’ squads.

 

Rivals’ arrogance ended up my Rangers to Europa League advancement, shows Gerrard

Rivals’ arrogance fired up my Rangers for Europa League progress, reveals Gerrard

Steven Gerrard maintained loud-mouthed Osijek played Rangers’ hands using their cocky pre-match remarks. The Croatians’ midfielder Robert Mudrazija stated his side were”much better, more powerful, more skilful” compared to Rangers while boss Zoran Zekic had a lot to say in front of the Europa League showdown in Ibrox.

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Gerrard said:”Talking does not win you football games, it will not get you results. Occasionally it will not assist your players, it simply pushes the resistance. “We thrive on all that sort of conversation. We appreciated it. My gamers came out and played like guys and we did our talking on the pitch. “I am absolutely delighted with all the players and today it is about dusting down ourselves for a major game (against Aberdeen) in the weekend” Borna Barisic became the first player to internet against Gerrard’s Gers together with his last-minute attack, however, the hosts prevailed on for a 2-1 aggregate win to put up this metting with Maribor. With just a slim lead from a week’s battle in the City Garden Stadium, there was always guaranteed to become an anxious atmosphere around Ibrox. Lassana Coulibaly must have settled the nerves only four minutes, but he blazed over from close range after being chosen from Ryan Kent’s corner-kick. Osijek’s pressing ancient forced Gers profound, but it was the hosts who came close to landing a sucker punch as Ryan Jack delivered Morelos scampering in behind. The angle was contrary to the Colombian, however, since Osijek goalkeeper Marko Malenica assembled his low attack, doing exactly the same as Daniel Candeias pulled the trigger by the border of the box. It was stressed, aggressive stuff.

The Light Blues loyal held their collective breath following 18 moments when Ovie Ejaria attempted to be too smart on halfway. His tried flick was selected off and Osijek bombarded ahead. It required a brave block from Allan McGregor to refuse Mudrazija, while the keeper needed to bail out Gers again seven minutes before the rest as his defence went to sleep, initially pulling off an acrobatic stop to refuse Ezekiel Henty before jump up to parry Petar Bockaj’s followup. But having endured these temptations, Rangers climbed in confidence. Just a last-gasp lunge by Alex Grgic early in the next period ceased Kent delivering a devastating blow as he joined with Coulibaly’s ball into the back post. But that just postponed the inevitable and from the subsequent corner Gers struck. Some more composure may have seen them place the tie into bed entirely, but Kent awakened new air while Coulibaly virtually struck the corner flag two adequate openings came and moved in awkward fashion.

Morelos let his frustration show if Kent’s hesitation in releasing his pass price that the striker the opportunity of a run-in on target. Ejaria barely did him some favours minutes afterwards because his over-hit ball behind left Morelos with just the side-netting to aim at. The tension increased in the last moment when Barisic fired a deflected shot past McGregor to be the first player to internet against Gerrard’s Gers, but the hosts held to advance. • Emergency services were called to take care of mass brawls and violence out Ibrox from the build-up to last night’s battle with Osijek. Footage on societal media seemed to reveal fights between a few fans of both clubs before the next qualifying round second-leg tie. Film uploaded into Twitter seemed to reveal one clear supporter being kicked around the body when lying prone on the street, while the other was seen running about holding and waving a flare. Police officers can be seen liner Paisley Road West and Edmiston Drive about the strategy into the scene. Witness Marianne Chirray composed on Twitter:”Ibrox is disorderly right now!!! Flares being thrown, people getting kicked in the mind – nightmare!”

Wolves To Smash Their Own Transfer Fee With 18 Million Signing

Wolves To Smash Their Own Transfer Fee With 18 Million Signing

What a time is it be to a Wolves fan. Has there ever been a club that’s just been promoted and looks so frightfully strong? It might be the only time in which a newly-promoted side should be looking at a top ten finish, not just merely surviving. Last season, the Midlands side stormed the Championship, winning it by a canter. And in this transfer window, they have been busy, to say the least. They have brought in an influx of talent into the fold, admittedly mostly players of the Portuguese persuasion.

But now, if it were at all possible, it’s just about to get better for Wolves. They have smashed their own transfer record. They have reportedly bought Adama Traore off Middlesbrough for a record £18 million, according to the Telegraph – what could be seen by some as peanuts in today’s market, but a real statement of intent by Wolves, a club whose heyday was back in the 1950s.

 

With the influx of new and exciting clubs coming into the Premier League and spending big, one thing that is for sure is that the relegation battle will be one of the toughest ever. Last season there was the title-race, the fight for Europe and then the tussle for relegation. We should expect more of the same.