TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bundesliga foursome target Man City winger Rabbi Matondoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Rabbi Matondo is attracting big money interest from Germany.The Sun says Matondo is a shock £10million target for Bundesliga clubs.German sides are on red alert and watching Matondo’s contract situation closely.Scouts from Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig were all in attendance to scout the flying winger in the UEFA youth clash against Hoffenhiem and were impressed again.The 18-year-old, given his first cap by Ryan Giggs last month, has 18 months left on his current deal.
Month: October 2019
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent: Man Utd have advantage in Koulibaly battleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Kalidou Koulibaly admits the Napoli defender has been a long-term target for Manchester United.United have been linked with a €100m bid for the Senegal international.Agent Bruno Satin said, “When I took Kalidou to Napoli, Manchester United had already contacted me to inquire about the boy. “He’s one of the best defenders in the world and he has the perfect profile for English football. “United has never stopped following him and maybe they have an advantage over others … we’ll see what happens.”
Van der Sar warns Man Utd: Stars won’t join on past gloriesby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEdwin van der Sar has warned Manchester United will not able to recruit players on reputation alone.The Red Devils have not won the Premier League in six year and their current position of 12th on the Premier League table suggests that drought will not end soon.United are still considered one of the biggest clubs in world football, but former goalkeeper van der Sar says the biggest starts want to join winning teams.”Of course, the name is there. And of course the following they have all over the world,” van der Sar told ESPN.”But for a player […] you want to play at a certain level, you also want to have an idea that you can win trophies and they must take that opportunity also to improve the squad and make the world-class players they have, or the players that they’re going to sign, that they feel welcome and that there’s a good path to where they’re going to go to.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Newcastle captain Lascelles: Longstaff just what we neededby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles says Matty Longstaff’s breakthrough is exactly what the club needed.The 19-year-old academy graduate had a debut to remember against Manchester United, scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 victory at St. James’ Park. “I’m buzzing for him since he’s come into the squad. Everything we do, he is up for it. He’s fit, he works hard and always gives extra,” Lascelles told Sky Sports News.”The hard work has recently paid off, he’s been thrown into the deep end like his brother.”What you do know is that he is a young Geordie lad who is going to roll his sleeves up and play with his heart.”Straight after the Leicester game we needed players to be like that, he was a prime example of what you can get from that. His goal got us the three points, I’m over the moon for him.””You see all these big teams signing players for millions of pounds from overseas and everywhere else, Matty was not long ago training down with the reserve team.”He’s just come up through the ranks and grabbed a first team spot with two hands.”He’s humble, a very nice genuine lad. It must mean the world to him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City made check on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruizby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are checking on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.The 23-year-old, who has attracted interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid, has also been closely monitored by City in recent weeks.The Guardian says City sent scouts to watch Ruiz in action when Napoli played Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Ruiz was named as the best player of the Under-21 European Championship last summer as he helped Spain lift their fifth title and has recently broke into the senior side.The Spain international can play centrally or on the left side of midfield and has been likened to City star David Silva, who is considered to be at the backend of his career at 33.
Andrew Vorhees, a four-star offensive tackle from Kingsburg, California, provided some great news for USC Friday night. Vorhees, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound player for the class of 2017, announced his commitment to the Trojans on Twitter. Vorhees chose USC over nearly every other Pac-12 school, including Oregon and UCLA.Vorhees is USC’s eighth commitment for the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports.I’m committed! #FightOn pic.twitter.com/LrbtMy7OFg— Andrew Vorhees (@AndrewVorhees55) June 10, 2016Vorhees is ranked as the 37th-best player in the state of California.
Mats Hummels will help to remedy a lack of quality that hampered Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga last season, according to team-mate Marco Reus.Experienced defender Hummels returned to Signal Iduna Park for a second spell in June, making a €31 million (£28/$35m) switch from Bayern Munich just three years after leaving Dortmund.In the years without Hummels, Dortmund finished third, fourth and second in the Bundesliga while Bayern clinched the title each season, but the gap between the two sides was just two points at the end of a tense 2018-19 campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Reus, who played alongside Hummels for four seasons at club level and for eight years in the national team, said his return could make the difference as Lucien Favre’s men go in search of their first title since 2012.”He [Hummels] brings quality,” Reus told reporters. “That’s most important. We were missing that last year.”Of course, we had positive developments last season. Nobody expected that. But if we want to win the Bundesliga and advance further in Europe, we need good players.”We found that in Mats and the other players we got.”Dortmund have also added Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz and Julian Brandt to Favre’s squad, along with the permanent signing of last season’s loan star Paco Alcacer, as they prepare to compete for honours in a division that Reus claims is shaping up to be stronger than it was last term.With Julian Nagelsmann taking over as head coach of RB Leipzig and Bayern splashing out €115m on Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard following the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, Reus is bracing himself for stiff competition.”What happens with Bayern is nothing I can control,” said Reus.”I think even if they didn’t buy new players they would have a strong team. They won the Bundesliga seven times in a row – that says everything.”True, they lost some very good players who ended their careers, but we will see how the season goes.”I hope it will be an exciting season and we cannot forget the other teams. Leipzig, with a new coach and new players, were very strong in the second part of the season.”So, this could be between two, three, maybe even four teams until the end.”
COLUMBIA, MO – NOVEMBER 12: Derek Mason head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores gives support to his team during a game against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)One of Saturday’s college football games took an ugly turn late in the first half. Vanderbilt has Florida on upset alert and tempers are starting to flare between the players and coaches.During a punt return, a Florida player hit a Vanderbilt player with a crack-back block and was called for targeting. The players was ejected from the contest, but not before both benches cleared.Florida head coach Dan Mullen and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham can be seen yelling at Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason as well.Here’s video of the play.? ? ? pic.twitter.com/19NEM1t3ye— Matthew Chastain (@MattChastain_) October 13, 2018That sparked the benches to clear.Vanderbilt just cleared the benches. #Gators came out too pic.twitter.com/QVf2Y1gyTS— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) October 13, 2018When the benches cleared, both head coaches were seen yelling at each other.Dan Mullen and Todd Grantham in a shouting match with Derek Mason. pic.twitter.com/xfIxyUtiNJ— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) October 13, 2018Clearly there’s some bad blood brewing in this contest. The Commodores held a 21-3 lead at one point in the contest, but enter halftime with a 21-13 lead.Can Vanderbilt hold on, or will the Gators find a way to complete the comeback?
JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 29: Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators players line up before a snap during the first quarter of the game at EverBank Field on October 29, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season is here. This is the last weekend before the first College Football Playoff rankings are revealed.There are a number of big games this week, most notably a top-10 showdown between Florida and Georgia. This year’s matchup will be one of the juiciest in recent memory for the longtime rivals.Additionally, there are matchups between ranked teams in the Big Ten (Iowa-Penn State) and Pac-12 (Washington State-Stanford).As he does each week, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press released his score picks for Week 9. He picked more than 20 contests.Here are Russo’s predictions for the big games:Clemson 31, Florida State 14Notre Dame 35, Navy 17Oklahoma State 24, Texas 21Georgia 23, Florida 17Oklahoma 49, Kansas State 20Missouri 24, Kentucky 21Washington State 28, Stanford 24Texas A&M 24, Mississippi State 21Penn State 24, Iowa 23NC State 27, Syracuse 24Boston College 24, Miami 21South Carolina 27, Tennessee 24Russo’s “Upset Special” is unranked Oklahoma State over No. 6 Texas. Stillwater can be a tough place to play, so seeing the Cowboys pull this one out wouldn’t be overly shocking.For the year, Russo is 4-4 picking “Upset Specials.” He missed last week picking Oregon to top Washington State.You can see Russo’s full breakdown of his picks here.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama and LSU are not just rivals on the football field. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are rivals on the recruiting trail, too.Tonight, Alabama and LSU’s recruiting battles will be on full display, as several top recruits are visiting Baton Rouge, La. for this evening’s game.One of those recruits: The younger brother of Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.Taulia Tagovailoa, the No. 6 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per 247Sports, will reportedly be at tonight’s game. He’s not just there to support his big brother, either. LSU is believed to be a major player in his recruitment.The Tigers are attempting to flip his commitment.247Sports has the latest on his recruitment:The No. 6 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite, Taulia committed to the Tide in April. However, the Tigers have been in pursuit of Taulia ever since. And our 247Sports experts indicate the battle between the two SEC powers is getting interesting, with Tennessee also in the mix.LSU head coach Ed Orgeron watched Taulia play Friday evening during the team’s bye week, even bumping into Tua on the sideline. LSU hopes to make Taulia its second QB take in the 2019 class, adding a little Tagovailoa magic to the roster in the process.Alabama is likely still the favorite, however LSU is making a really strong push. The Crimson Tide have multiple quarterbacks committed in the 2019 class, too.Stay tuned.