The curious thing about Wolves’ defeat of Manchester City a fortnight ago is that it could have been much more comfortable had Patrick Cutrone not seemingly had his boots on the wrong way round. It’s not gone unnoticed by Nuno Espírito Santo that the young striker, signed from Milan in the summer for £16m, is taking his time to settle at Molineux. What he needs is a familiar face in the ranks to help him feel comfortable – surely then the goals will come. Step forward Franck Kessié. The midfielder had a fine understanding with Cutrone at Milan last season and was close to joining Wolves in the summer window only for the transfer to fall through. But Milan’s dire financial situation means a move is back on again. The box-to-box Ivory Coast international would bring even more energy to Nuno’s side and a smile back to Cutrone’s face. The cost for all this positivity would be £26.9m but there is a sticking point. Milan want a … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Kessié to Wolves? Håland to Manchester City?
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Manchester City have changed the English football landscape in the last five or so years, according to the club’s latest record signing, Rodrigo Hernández. The £62m defensive midfielder signed from Atlético Madrid gave a straight answer when asked whether Spanish players now thought City a more attractive destination than Manchester United. “I talk with some of the guys back home and they tell me the city of Manchester might be becoming more blue,” the 23-year-old said. “I think in the last few years City have changed the story in England, not just in Manchester, but I am not here for the rivalry, I am here for the football challenge.” Generally known as Rodri, the player will wear the name Rodrigo on the back of his shirt. Bayern Munich were also willing to meet the €70m buyout clause Atlético put on the Spain international, though he said he had an easy decision to make as soon as he knew City were interested. “This is one … [Read more...] about City’s new £62.8m signing Rodri says Manchester may be getting ‘more blue’
The crowds converging on London this weekend to march for a people’s vote will encompass many thousands of Scots because their country voted by a handsome 62% to remain in the European Union. Yet do a vox pop north of Hadrian’s Wall on a second referendum, and you’ll find most people assume you’re discussing what’s known as IndyRef2 – a rerun of the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, which the unionist vote won by 55% to 45%. However, by the time Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, rose to address her party conference in Aberdeen this week, the polls were suggesting that 50% favoured Scotland seceding. Significantly, more people than not supposed Scotland would be wealthier in the EU and outside the UK. The political landscape has changed because Holyrood and Westminster have diverged so strongly on policy. There is real fury in Scotland that the Home Office is still at large, stymieing the desire to secure the future of EU … [Read more...] about A second referendum on Scottish independence is suddenly very likely