TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock makes clear Camarasa plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock insists Victor Camarasa will not leave in January.Camarasa has arguably been Cardiff’s best player since signing on loan from Real Betis in August.The 24-year-old has been linked with a January move, but the Premier League club have stated their season-long deal is binding.”He’s definitely here (for the season),” the Cardiff manager said. “I think he has matured beyond all recognition. I’d like to think that knowing”I have given him the freedom to do what he’s good at.”
Aston Villa raiding Wolves for Kortney Hauseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa are raiding neighbours Wolves for a new defensive signing.The Mirror says Wolves defender Kortney Hause is heading for Aston Villa.Hause only signed a new deal last season but is surplus to requirements at Molineux.The defender is set to undergo a medical with the Championship side. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith confident keeping hold of on-loan Chelsea striker Abrahamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith remains confident of keeping hold of on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.Rumours are rife that an £18million move to Wolves is imminent.Smith says he still expects the 21-year-old to be at Villa Park next week though.“I haven’t heard anything,” Smith said following Villa’s 3-0 defeat to Swansea. “I believe Tammy was here today.“I believe he will be in training on Monday.”
De Gea: Man Utd improving under Solskjaerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid de Gea insists Manchester United have improved under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Despite a relatively indifferent start to this season, De Gea – who signed a new long-term contract on Monday – says the Norwegian has the full backing of everyone at the club.”From the moment he arrived here he showed his faith in me, right from minute one,” the Spain international told United’s official website.”I think he had a massive impact with the team. I think we won 10 or 11 games on the bounce. Everyone has faith in him, that’s the most important thing.”The fans are behind him and he’s a manager who knows the club really well and the people who work here and I reckon that is essential.”He also shows a lot of confidence in the younger players, which is important for us and so he’s a really great manager.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal youngster Maitland-Niles raps Xhaka and… Emery!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has questioned manager Unai Emery’s approach for their 2-2 draw at Watford.The Gunners academy star has also questioned club captain Granit Xhaka’s claim that his team were “scared”.Maitland-Niles believes Arsenal should have been streetwise enough to have mixed up their game-plan of playing out from the back.He told Sky Sports: “Words can’t describe how I feel about it.”I don’t think (that the team was scared), I think we tried to play the way we played. We should have changed it instead of being so persistent and trying to play out from the back.”We’ve spoken to each other as a team and the manager has also spoken to us.”We know we’ve done wrong, we can all hold our hands up and blame each other if we wanted to, but we’re a team and we take the responsibility as a team to be better.”
Crisis club AC Milan approach Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenkoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan have made an approach to Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko.Milan coach Marco Giampaolo is under huge pressure after defeat to Fiorentina on Sunday.TMW says Milan have opened talks with legend Shevchenko, who has been on the Ukraine bench since the summer of 2016. He is under contract until July 2020.Giampaolo will be given one more game to turn things around and that is next weekend against Genoa, who are also in crisis.Indeed, it’s claimed Genoa have told Aurelio Andreazzoli he’ll be fired if he doesn’t win that match and will be replaced by former Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Chelsea defender Boulahrouz: Wake-up Arsenal! Buy Ziyechby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz is urging Arsenal to move for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech.Boulahrouz says Ziyech’s playing style fits “very well” with “a number of clubs”.”In that regard, I think Bayern Munich and Arsenal have really gone to sleep,” he said on FOX Sports. “He is a player who is important in attack, with his passes and creativity, but who also has an enormous zest for work. “That zest for work was brilliant in the semi-final of the Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur.”Boulahrouz acknowledges that due to his risky fit, Ziyech can lose the ball a lot. “But that is the player he is and you shouldn’t try to take that away. Often enough the balls arrive and goals or dangerous moments arise. Ziyech knows what he wants. He feels good and he doesn’t just go for something unknown, such as Sevilla or AS Roma. He earns well at Ajax, gains confidence and is appreciated. You don’t just trade that in.”
Twitter/@jdavhillUrban Meyer said that he thought Cardale Jones would “kill it” at today’s NFL Scouting Combine. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out that way for the former Ohio State quarterback. After running an unofficial 4.83 on his first 40-yard dash attempt, Jones pulled his hamstring towards the end of his second attempt.Here’s video of both runs:A 4.83u 40-yard dash by a 6’5″ 250lb QB.That’s @OhioStAthletics‘ Cardale Jones, everybody.#NFLCombinehttps://t.co/G2mGgiqy9w— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 27, 2016Cardale Jones pulls hammy during second 40. pic.twitter.com/akyDcHIl0O— Josh Hill (@jdavhill) February 27, 2016Unfortunately, this means that Jones won’t be able to show off his arm today, as he announced that he’s done with today’s events.Man. #Buckeyes Cardale Jones injures hamstring in 40, out of the rest of the day. No throws. Bummer.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 27, 2016NFLN reporting #OhioSt QB Cardale Jones done for the day (hamstring)..probably a good thing for other QBs not to get compared to that arm.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 27, 2016Jones will have more opportunities to impress NFL scouts, but he had a chance to make a splash today in the throwing drills.
Ryan Giggs says “the top four is on for Manchester United”, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having helped to establish momentum and keep the Red Devils from looking over their shoulder.Under Jose Mourinho, qualification for the Champions League appeared to be a distant dream for those at Old Trafford.A difficult start to the 2018-19 campaign had left United well off the pace and having to contend with constant talk of internal rifts and unhappy players. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Smiles have been returned to faces under Solskjaer, though, with a former fan favourite having overseen six successive wins, and there is now just a six-point gap to be bridged in order to secure a return to Europe’s most prestigious club competition.United legend Giggs believes a lofty finish will be secured, telling Sky Sports: “I believe the top four is on for Manchester United. Momentum is key. When you get to this part of the season and have a bit of momentum it is hard to stop.“Chelsea are at Arsenal on Saturday, and we fancy ourselves against Brighton, so we could get even closer to Chelsea.“If you look back a month ago it was not even on the table really so to turn it around in such a short space of time, with the games we have coming up, top four is definitely the target. Rather than looking over our shoulders we are looking up and it is great to see.”Solskjaer has earned plenty of plaudits for the impact he has made, with a fresh approach bringing the best out of key men such as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.Giggs has added his voice to those quick to praise the Norwegian, with the Welshman delighted to see a fellow treble winner thriving in a high-profile post.He added: “I’m not surprised by how well Ole has done. At any level when you win six on the trot it is a fantastic achievement. Obviously everyone says they are games he should have won but there were some tricky games – Newcastle and Tottenham away for example.“Ole has done fantastic, the players have as well, the place has been lifted. It’s a different atmosphere now, I’ve been to a couple of games and it’s been brilliant, the manner we have won them by scoring lots of goals.“Then we had to dig a result out at Tottenham, first half we were fantastic and the second half David de Gea put on an amazing performance and we rode our luck a little bit. You have to do that to win games sometimes.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted he would not be at all surprised if Arsenal came back in with another offer for full-back Kieran Tierney before the transfer window closes next Thursday.The Gunners have been unsuccessful in their summer-long pursuit of the 22-year-old, and have been left frustrated despite lodging two separate bids – the second of which was for £25 million ($31m).So far, the Scottish champions have held firm over their valuation of the left-back, but Hoops manager Lennon has not ruled out another bid from the north Londoners before the August 8 deadline. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Speaking to the press ahead of Celtic’s season opener at home to St Johnstone this Saturday, he said: “Normally these things tend to happen again so it would not surprise me, put it that way.“That’s not from personal knowledge of anything, that’s just my own experience of things. “We know the window shuts on Thursday, so if we are talking about Arsenal then they have five or six days to come back with a revised offer.”Scottish international Tierney, who has 12 caps for his country, is currently recovering from a double hernia operation but is hopeful of a return to full-fitness soon.And transfer talk aside, Lennon freely admits that getting the fan-favourite back up to speed in training has been one of his top priorities.“We will continue on and get Kieran back with us and fit as quickly as possible because he is such an important player,” he said.Despite making Nicolas Pepe his third signing of the summer on Thursday, following deals for William Saliba and Daniel Ceballos, Gunners boss Unai Emery is thought to be keen to bolster his back-line before the big kick-off.Celtic, meanwhile, will not make any new signings before the Champions League third qualifying round tie against Cluj.However Lennon believes his squad is more than ready to launch their bid for what would be a record-equalling ninth-successive Scottish league title.“They don’t really talk about it (nine in a row),” he said. “That’s for fans and media, it gives them something to talk about.“We’ve asked the players whether it’s your first, fifth, seventh or ninth title, have you got the hunger to go again? You can see it in their eyes, they’re well set to go.”