Posts Tagged ‘Transfers’

BARCA TO OFFLOAD DEMBELE, LIVERPOOL READY

November 7, 2018

Spanish giants Barcelona could cut short their ties with France international Ousmane Dembele in January, according to press reports. The World Cup winner cost the La Liga champs about £100 million just a year and half ago when they lured him away from Borussia Dortmund, but are not ready to cut their losses on him.

The 21-year old has had complaints about his attitude for some time now, and in fact he had the same issues when he was playing in Germany, with the Chief Executive Officer singling him out for his poor time-keeping, enthusiasm in training, and lengthy breaks.  It seems that the Catalan side has decided to take the step of putting the player on the market when the transfer window re-opens in January, with the hope of generating some funds to finance other player acquisitions. Read More

NABY IN, COUTINHO OUT?

October 18, 2017

German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig agreed to a deal to release their star man Naby Keita to Liverpool next season after the Merseyside club triggered the player’s release clause. Jurgen Klopp and his team relentlessly pursued the Guinea star all summer but they could not seal the deal, and eventually agreed at the end of August to a deal that would be completed next year.

The player’s release clause was £48 million but The Reds paid extra £7 million to ensure they have him next season. The CEO Oliver Mintzlaff and the club’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick were insistent on the talented 22-year old remaining in Germany, thinking Liverpool would never pay above his release clause.
The player only joined in 2016 and the clause was expected to come into play next summer. Mintzlaff said he did not expect Liverpool to meet their expectations but when they did, Leipzig could no longer refuse. Read More

LIVERPOOL CLOSE IN ON TARGETS

July 7, 2017

Premier League giants Liverpool are set to spend as much as £70 million on a player Naby Keita, according to reports. The Red Bull Leipzig midfielder is one of the highly sought after stars in Europe. After an impressive season in the German Bundesliga, the player could exit the side.

The Bundesliga club is reluctant in selling their star but the Merseyside could force their hand with £70 million. As Liverpool remained undeterred in getting a worthy addition, they also face a risk of losing one of theirs, with French side Paris St Germain insistent on luring Brazilian sensation Philippe Coutinho from Anfield. The playmaker netted 13 league goals last season despite being out injured. His creativity has made a difference for the club since he joined. He agreed to new terms earlier this year so Liverpool have a good hold of him but PSG are focused on luring him. Read More

Should Liverpool Make Move For Joe Hart in the Summer?

Should Liverpool Make Move For Joe Hart in the Summer?

January 26, 2017

Liverpool are going strong in the Premier League at the moment and are very much in the running for the league title. Jurgen Klopp has taken the team to a new level, and the players are competing well with their counterparts at Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Reds have a fearsome attacking unit. Philippe Coutinho is one of the best playmakers in the Premier League, Roberto Firmino has stepped up his game under manager Klopp, Adam Lallana seems to have found his mojo under the German, while Sadio Mane is scoring goals and has proven to be a superb signing. Read More