It is the second successive summer that Griezmann has been the subject of speculation over a big-money switch. Last year it was Manchester United who looked to be leading the chase for his services only for Griezmann to end up signing a one-year contract extension with Atlético. … [Read more...] about Thomas Lemar set to leave Monaco and join Atlético Madrid for £52.7m
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Bundesliga transfers: Where will Havertz, Werner, Sane, Sancho and others end up Andre Schürrle - Borussia Dortmund Another World Cup winner is also on his way out at Dortmund. He's been on loan at Spartak Moscow but the Russians chose not to trigger a purchase option that would have set them back €7 million. If no offer comes from the Bundesliga, Schürrle can be expected to peddle his services to the highest bidder. Turkey or China seem like plausible landing points. … [Read more...] about Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: The view from the terrace
If there is a key to understanding Thuram's politics, it lies in his earlier reference to jazz. As our conversation develops, he reveals himself to be not just a fan of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, but also interested in the political struggles of their era. With his glasses, casual but neat clothes and his fine, soulful features, Thuram looks not unlike a 1960s jazz-mod fan and could pass easily for any of the stars of the Blue Note collection. More interestingly, however, he is also an avid reader of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and other black intellectuals who made the case for black culture as the intellectual equal of white culture. He has heroes, too, in the French-speaking world; most notably, he is an admirer of the poets Aime Cesaire and Leopold Senghor, who are both, like Thuram, from the Francophone Caribbean and are the founding fathers of a movement called negritude - a belief in the integral strength and beauty of black culture. … [Read more...] about If you can keep a cool head
“Kevin Kilbane played 24 league matches (including one substitute appearance) for Huddersfield in 2010-11, with 14 wins and 10 draws,” writes Richard Askham. “His only defeats were at Arsenal in the FA Cup, at Carlisle in the Mickey Mouse Paint Trophy and - this was really hard to bear - his final appearance for the club in the League One Play-Off final. Juninho Bacuna didn’t start a league win for Huddersfield between his full debut in December 2018 and a win, at the 20th attempt, against Barnsley on 26 October 2019.” … [Read more...] about Has a player featured in all their team’s wins in a season and no losses?
“I'd keep Alexis for another year at Inter. He's a goal scorer, physically he's very well and still has a lot to give. He's a guy who has scored a lot of goals and will continue to do so.” … [Read more...] about 12pm Man Utd news LIVE: Sancho ‘overweight’ in Dortmund defeat, Ighalo ‘very close’ to agreeing stay, Torres bid