Author: Akshat Mehrish

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

Spanish third-tier side Deportivo de la Coruna has confirmed the departure of academy gem Noel Lopez to Real Madrid. The 19-year-old decided to turn down Deportivo’s advances regarding a new contract but chose not to break his amateur contract with the parent club, making them eligible for compensation in return. The Galician side stated that the two clubs had agreed to a transfer in an official statement, confirming that Real Madrid would also be liable to pay bonuses depending upon the player’s career development. “Noel Lopez has put an end to his formative career at RC Deportivo to continue it…

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The Hammers have opened talks with free agent Jesse Lingard to explore the possibility of a permanent transfer, reports The Athletic. The midfielder left his boyhood club Manchester United at the end of the 2021/22 season following the expiration of his contract. Lingard, who spent half a campaign at the London Stadium from January to June 2020, left United at the end of the 2021/22 season after deciding against renewing his deal. The 29-year-old free agent was linked to the Hammers and Newcastle United in the past year. According to the report, talks between the club and the player’s representatives are still…

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News in recent weeks has linked Cristiano Ronaldo with a Manchester United exit this summer. Rumours of a return to boyhood club Sporting have emerged, too, and were addressed by the club’s technical director Hugo Viana recently. According to British tabloid The Sun, Sporting Club, the team the five-time Ballon d’Or winner started his professional career with, are confident of bringing him back in this transfer window following a disappointing campaign with United. Ronaldo scored 24 goals for the Red Devils in 38 appearances across all competitions but the team still fell short of winning any piece of silverware on offer for yet another…

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As per Gianluca di Marzio, Chelsea have presented a cash plus player offer to Juventus for centerback Matthijs de Ligt. The Blues’ first proposal consists of a 25-30 million euro fee upfront plus the prospect of forward Timo Werner moving in the opposite direction. The Dutchman is considered Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s top target to reinforce the central defensive positions this summer. The Bianconeri have rejected Chelsea’s opening offer, but the Blues are likely to return with a new one in the coming days. The Londoners hope to seal the deal around 40-45 million euros – plus Werner – but, as per…

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The Gunners have reached an agreement over a transfer fee with Manchester City for the transfer of striker Gabriel Jesus, The Athletic claims. The Brazilian, whose City contract expires a year later in June 2023, was reportedly Mikel Arteta’s preferred candidate for an attacking addition to the squad following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette upon the expiration of his contract.  https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/1524049165680099328 Arsenal will now pay their Premier League rivals a 45 million pound fee to secure the rights of the player. Some minor formalities of the deal are left to be figured out still, but the Brazilian international will pen a long-term…

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According to The Athletic, Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips will become the Citizens’ third signing of the summer, following Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland. The Englishman was the Citizens’ preferred candidate to replace the outgoing Fernandinho, who left the club after nine upon the conclusion of the 2021/22 season. The Citizens will pay Leeds an initial fee of 42 million pounds to sign the 26-year-old, with add-ons potentially taking the total package to 45 million. Born in Leeds, Phillips joined the club’s academy in 2010 before graduating to the first team four years later. The midfielder struggled initially but enjoyed an early…

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Leicester City have extended the contract of their 23-year-old central midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall until 2027. However, midfielder Youri Tielemans is left in limbo after Arsenal have now withdrawn from contention for the Belgium international Speaking to the club website, Leicester academy graduate Dewsbury-Hall claimed his decision was a “no brainer”. “I have a really good relationship with the football club. I’ve been here since I was eight years old, so it was a no-brainer really when I sat down and we spoke about the deal. I’ve got big, big ambitions for the future, and I know the Football Club have…

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Chelsea have joined the race for Ajax’s winger Antony, reports 90MIN. The Blues, however, face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United, who have been linked with the youngster in weeks following the appointment of former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as their new manager. The reigning Eredivisie champions reportedly value the right-winger in the region of 35-40 million pounds – a hefty increase from the 18.2 million they paid Sao Paulo to retain his services in 2020. Chelsea are keen to recruit a new attacker this season. The Blues have been linked with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in recent weeks, with the Englishman keen to part…

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Juventus have agreed to re-sign Paul Pogba on a long-term contract upon the expiration of the midfielder’s contract with Manchester United, Sky Sports reports. The Bianconeri sold the Frenchman to United six years ago in a world-record, nine-figure fee, four years after picking him up for free from the Red Devils themselves. He played 178 games for the Italian giants during his first stint, scored 34 goals, and won the league title in all four years of his stay.  Credit: Manchester United Reports suggest Pogba has agreed to return to Juventus to resume his playing career despite interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. The…

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England international Nick Pope has left relegated Burnley to sign for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United, the club confirmed on June 23. The goalkeeper becomes the Magpies’ second signing of the summer after left-back Matt Targett from Aston Villa. The Magpies have picked up the custodian from the relegated Clarets for an undisclosed fee, while the player himself has penned a four-year contract with the option to extend it by another 12 months. Pope, who has eight caps for the Three Lions on the international level, leaves Burnley after 155 appearances between 2016 and 2022. Speaking to the club website, manager Howe commended…

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