Author: Akshat Mehrish

Akshat Mehrish is a football expert who has a keen interest in tactics and player recruitment aspects of the sport.

The France international chose to renew his expiring contract with Paris Saint-Germain instead of signing for Real Madrid. Now, LaLiga is threatening to take legal action against the Ligue 1 champions. In a remarkable twist, Mbappe chose to continue in Paris and renew his contract against leaving for Madrid. PSG, who would’ve lost the 23-year-old for nothing at the end of this season, ended up making an offer that he deemed better than the one Real Madrid tabled in front of him – and his stay was extended by three years. According to Goal, PSG offered to make Mbappe the…

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Josep Guardiola’s men scored thrice in five minutes, came from two goals down, and beat Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa to win the 2021/22 Premier League crown on May 22. The heroics of 2012 will be hard to repeat, but the Citizens came close to recreating the same sense of elation inside the Etihad on the final matchday of the 2021/22 Premier League season. The directive was clear for Guardiola and his side: match, or better, the result of their rivals Liverpool and a fourth league title in five years is theirs. That seemed like a walk in the park when,…

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AC Milan wrapped up their first Serie A title since 2011 in style, courtesy of three first-half goals at the Mapei against giant-killers Sassuolo. Inter Milan, meanwhile, matched their rivals’ result but could only finish second – two points behind the Rossoneri. AC Milan faced a daunting visit to Sassuolo for their final, title-deciding, clash of the season. Alessio Dionisi’s side, who had beaten Inter, Juventus, Lazio, ACF Fiorentina, and even the Rossoneri themselves earlier in the campaign. But, AC Milan raced out of the blocks with intent, pinning the home side inside their half and forcing Andrea Consigli and his defence into some last-ditch saves early on. …

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Barcelona are close to tying Sergio Roberto down to a new deal, reports say. Roberto will continue his career at his boyhood club, but several others, including La Masia graduates Riqui Puig and Oscar Mingueza, will leave. Barcelona and Sergio Roberto are in agreement over the renewal of the player’s contract, reports Mundo Deportivo. The Spaniard, who has been with Barca throughout his senior career, will sign a one-year extension over his current deal, which was set to expire this summer. https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1528211481757634560 Previously, it was reported that the Spaniard was attracting interest from rivals Atletico Madrid. As per the report,…

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Fiorentina sealed a berth in the UEFA Europa Conference League with a 2-0 win over rivals Juventus in their final match of the season. On the other hand, Juventus’s disastrous season ended with a whimper; the Bianconeri finished with two losses in three and went through the entire campaign without winning a game by more than two goals.  https://twitter.com/ACFFiorentinaEN/status/1528123839347101697 La Viola were the stronger of the two sides during the first half, for which they were rewarded on the stroke of halftime. Alfred Duncan, the rarest of goalscorers, gave the home side the lead by poking the loose ball past Mattia Perin after Giacomo Bonaventura had caused…

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On an eventful final day of the season, Paris Saint Germain sent Metz down with a 5-0 win; AS Monaco dropped out of second place in the 96th minute, thus sending Marseille through to the Champions League group stage; Bordeaux were relegated. Kylian Mbappe celebrated his new bumper contract with Paris Saint-Germain by scoring a hattrick in the final match of the season. PSG sent Metz down to Ligue 2 with a five-nil thrashing, courtesy of Mbappe’s treble and strikes from Neymar and an emotional Angel di Maria – the latter, who is destined to leave the club this summer. …

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Manchester United are prepared to part ways with Eric Bailly and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, should favorable offers arrive for the pair. The club will undergo a summer overhaul under new manager Erik ten Hag, who doesn’t see the pair as a part of his plans. A mass exodus is likely to commence shortly after the end of the 2021/22 season at Manchester United. Boardroom figures, coaching staff, and first-team positions are all expected to be overhauled with the club preparing to correct its way following a disastrous season by bringing in new manager Erik ten Hag from Ajax. As with any…

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Liverpool forward Divock Origi has accepted AC Milan’s proposal of a summer free transfer, says The Athletic. The Belgian will leave the Reds when his contract expires this summer, and Milan are confident of signing the striker ahead of other interested clubs. However, as per the report, the 26-year-old is yet to undertake a medical examination and complete other formalities before the transfer can be announced.  Regardless, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Origi’s departure in his latest press conference, claiming the forward will go down in the club’s history as one of its legends.  “I think that is only Div…

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Nine years and four Champions League wins later, to date, Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires this summer. Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed the same, while his agent has ignited talks of a Championship switch. Gareth Bale may or may not get a final bow-out at Santiago Bernabeu when Real Madrid play Real Betis in their final league game of the season, but manager Carlo Ancelotti believes that the Welshman’s contributions over the last nine years won’t be forgotten. Bale will cut his ties with Los Blancos later this summer when his contract runs out, following which he will…

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With new manager Erik ten Hag set to begin his work shortly, Manchester United have been linked with several of his current and former players as they look to overhaul multiple areas of their squad. Turnovers in key backroom positions, a managerial change, and several first-team players leaving mean the Red Devils are expected to go through a busy few months ahead of the commencement of the 2022/23 season. Incoming transfers are high on the agenda as always, with the media linking the Premier League giants to several current and former AFC Ajax players.  As per the Telegraph, ten Hag, who will…

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