“We all hope there will be no ‘second wave’ but we also need to accept that is one of the many uncertainties ahead of us and plan accordingly. Over recent years we have consistently invested in additional staff to take the club forward but with the expected reduction of income in mind, it is now clear that we must reduce our costs further to ensure we are operating in a sustainable and responsible way, and to enable us to continue to invest in the team. … [Read more...] about Arsenal’s head of recruitment to leave amid 55 planned redundancies
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With PSG, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund all interested in signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace and the winger eager to leave Selhurst Park in the current transfer window, Roy Hodgson is monitoring potential replacements for the talismanic winger whose Nike Mercurial Superfly VII Elite boots will be difficult for anyone to fill. Sassuolo’s Jérémie Boga has been identified as a target, but Palace will face competition from Napoli, Rennes, Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen for the 23-year-old. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to swap Guendouzi with PSG’s Draxler?
Er, OK. Well what about (checks notes) Roma utility man Alessandro Florenzi? “I’m confident in Florenzi signing. He’s not in Paris today but hopefully tomorrow.” This kind of transparency from an elite manager is refreshing, but it threatens the Mill’s very existence, so we’re thankful Tuchel wasn’t asked about Eduardo Camavinga. The teenage Rennes midfielder is reportedly in line for a move next summer, with PSG and Real Madrid in the frame. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Riyad Mahrez to join Real Madrid?
“Football is still the most popular sport in Ireland,” Lucid says. “So, why is the domestic product so poor?” His answer, essentially, is that both domestic leagues on the island – the League of Ireland Premier Division and Northern Ireland Premiership – have been poorly promoted and financed. … [Read more...] about Talks begin over all-island Irish football league: ‘Football is the one sport that cuts across all class and cultural divides’
Ten goals in 20 matches at Swansea last season has Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace eyeing a player who was a star of England’s Under-17 World Cup winners. His last act in a Liverpool shirt may well be crashing the bar in the Community Shield penalty shootout. Villa are also looking at Josh King, the latest sell-off for the fire sale taking place at Bournemouth. He would also cost £16m. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sell Rhian Brewster for £20m?