PSG LET GO OF SANCHEZ PURSUIT

The latest rumours emanating from the web suggests Arsene Wenger has one less team to worry about among the mercenary-seeking group of top clubs, with French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint German said to have ended their season long pursuit of Arsenal want-away Alexis Sanchez.

Obviously one of the many ripple effects to follow the world record signing of Neymar, the Parisians have expectedly let go of a couple of targets once the Brazilian agreed to put pen to paper. Sanchez, Mbappe and few others were the top transfer targets marked by Les Bleus et Rogues but nailing down someone like Neymar, their top priority was always going to mean they would let go of plan Bs and even Cs. Continue reading PSG LET GO OF SANCHEZ PURSUIT

Enrique is happy despite losing

A few days ago on October 25, Barcelona suffered a rather surprising 1-0 defeat against Espanyol and the aftermath that rose with this result has seen Luis Enrique receiving heavy criticism mostly due to his selection decisions as none of Barcelona’s truly influential players were given playing time in this match and they ultimately succumbed to defeat.

When the match reached it’s end, Luis Enrique was questioned about his decision to drop his high profile and star players such as: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Continue reading Enrique is happy despite losing

Nisbet: Keep Rangers Scottish

Former Rangers player Scott Nisbet has urged the Rangers coach to keep ties with their Scottish roots by signing local players. He agrees that Rangers need to strengthen during the summer, but he believes that Mark Warburton should also give chances to Scottish players.

Mark Warburton is keen to improve Rangers during the summer, and he has already made a couple of stunning signings. Indeed, he has successfully convinced Joey Barton to sign for Rangers amidst interest from a couple of Premier League clubs. Among other players that have already signed for Rangers, we have Jordan Rossiter, Matt Crooks, and John Windass. Continue reading Nisbet: Keep Rangers Scottish

Victor Valdes joing Pep at City

There is news that Victor Valdes might join Manchester City in the summer. The player who played under Pep Guardiola while he was the Barcelona manager will love to be reunited with his former manager. Guardiola, who will be taking charge of Manchester City next season, is interested in bringing Valdes to the club in order to bring some competition to Joe Hart.

The goalkeeper who is currently available on a free-transfer after being released by Standard Liege will be glad to return to the Premier League after enduring a poor spell at Manchester United. Indeed, the Spain international has had a miserable career with Manchester United where he only managed to make two appearances in the first-team. Continue reading Victor Valdes joing Pep at City

NO SURPRISE FOR ENRIQUE

The success that Luis Suarez has achieved at Barcelona, it has not surprised Luis Enrique a single bit.

According to Enrique, Suarez has scored goals fluently right from the start of his career.

So, the kind of numbers he has produced at Barcelona, it’s not to be surprised with.

Many had doubted Suarez’s ability to dominate as much in Spain as he had done in England, but, he has proved all of them wrong.

This season in particular, the Uruguayan has played some spectacular Football in the Spanish Premiership and in other tournaments and is presently leading the goal scoring chart for Barcelona.

Praising him in his press conference the other evening, Enrique said, “It doesn’t surprise me to see Luis come to Barcelona and deliver the goods this consistently. His goal-scoring rate has been fantastic throughout his career. He has contributed heavily for all the teams he has played for. He is a player with great ability.”

When asked if 2015 was the most successful year of his managerial career as he guided Barcelona to huge amount of success, the Spaniard said, “Look, past is past. We did wonderfully in 2015, but, it’s gone now. It’s history. We need to start afresh and look to repeat it all over again and hopefully, we do that.”

“There’s not too much gap in the level of the top teams in Europe. So, you can’t take anything for granted. You have to look to keep getting better and better. And, that I am saying not only for players, but, for us coaches as well and for each and every person who is a part of the club. Everyone can improve.”

Barcelona literally won every competition they took part in, including the Champions League, the previous year.