Showing posts with label FOOTBALL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOOTBALL. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

[SPORT] Arsenal Must Make Sure They Sell Aubameyang – Aliadiere

[SPORT] Arsenal Must Make Sure They Sell Aubameyang – Aliadiere

The Gabon international is about to enter the final year of his contract in north London and discussions over an extension have yet to reach an agreement.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter have all been linked with Arsenal’s top scorer, who has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
Head coach Mikel Arteta has stated that he wants to keep the 30-year-old at ‘all costs’, but Aliadiere – who won the Premier League with Arsenal in 2004 – believes a failure to agree fresh terms with the prolific forward leaves the club with no other option but to cash in.
“They’ve got to sell him, 100 per cent,” the Frenchman told Goal.
“Arsenal can’t keep losing players on a free. To be honest, I still can’t believe we’ve again got a top player, our captain, going into the summer only having one year left on his contract.
“For me, it has to be sorted when he gets to two years. Last summer he should have signed a deal or been sold. Because when you get down to one year left, in a player’s mind there is a difference.
“If I was Aubameyang and I knew I only had one year left, I would sacrifice one year of my career to go on a free and get paid a ridiculous amount of money and have all the clubs in the world chasing me. Who wouldn’t?”
Aliadiere added:
“That’s why I just think it’s wrong management yet again. It should be sorted at two years. You should not let a player end up with a year left on his contract, especially a player like Aubameyang. It’s not right.
“I just think players are playing on it, they keep letting negotiations drag on and the next thing you know, he’s just got one year left.
“And now, how much are we going to sell him for with one year left? Arsenal are in the worst position you can imagine again because you’ve got a top quality player who assures you of 20-25 Premier League goals a season who is one year away from leaving on a free.
“Or, he gets sold to Barcelona or Real Madrid and for what? How much can you expect for him now? Nothing compared to what if you’d sold him last summer. They could have asked for £100 million ($121m).”

Monday, May 18, 2020

[FOOTBALL] Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi arrested over row with a model he invited to his home

[FOOTBALL] Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi arrested over row with a model he invited to his home



England and Chelsea star player, Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on Sunday morning following a late-night tryst with a model who met online and invited her to his penthouse.

The 19-year-old Chelsea winger was reportedly taken into custody and a woman, who had paid a visit to his flat earlier on Saturday evening, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that an arrest had been made at Hudson-Odoi’s west London apartment after they were called shortly before 4am.

“Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03:53hrs on Sunday 17 May to a report of an unwell woman,” the Met said.

The Sun report that Hudson-Odoi met the woman online and invited her to his home, sending a vehicle to pick her. Neighbours of the 19-year-old told the publication that his 'acquaintance was very glamorous' before the property was 'crawling with police'.

The neighbours also claimed that police had returned to the building later on Sunday afternoon to complete investigations into the matter.

It’s unclear whether Hudson-Odoi was arrested for breaching lockdown rules or for an alleged clash with the woman who police say was unwell.

Monday, May 13, 2019

[FOOTBALL] These Are The Ten Highest-paid Footballers In Europe

[FOOTBALL] These Are The Ten Highest-paid Footballers In Europe


Some staggering sums of money are being paid out to footballers. And the figures are only getting bigger.
Football clubs are being forced to offer contracts promising eye-watering sums of money in order to keep hold of their best players, this creates a chain reaction that naturally sees the progressive increase of players’ wages.
And they are probably much higher than you think.
L’Equipe, a French publication has released its annual report of football’s highest salaries, with the top 10 highest earners playing in either the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga or Ligue 1.
So, without wasting much of your time, here they are.
The 10 highest-paid footballers on earth are listed below:

10. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal – £1.4m (per month)

9. Kylian Mbappe – PSG – £1.5m (per month)

8. Alexis Sanchez – Manchester United – £1.99m (per month)

7. Philippe Coutinho – Barcelona – £2m (per month)

6. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid – £2.2m (per month)

5. Luis Suarez – Barcelona – £2.5m (per month)

4. Neymar – PSG – £2.7m (per month)

3. Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid – £2.9m (per month)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus – £4.1m (per month)

1. Lionel Messi – Barcelona -£7.3m (per month)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

[SPORT] FIFA Bans Eight Players, Agent For Life Over Match-Fixing

[SPORT] FIFA Bans Eight Players, Agent For Life Over Match-Fixing


FIFA issued eight-lifetime bans to current and former players and an agent on Wednesday after they were found guilty of match manipulation.
Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo and ex-Trinidad and Tobago defender Keyeno Thomas were among those suspended from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level.
World football’s governing body also banned former players from Benin, Afghanistan and Cuba, as well as Zimbabwean agent Kudzanai Shaba.
Kenyan defender George Owino Audi received a 10-year ban and a fine of 15,000 Swiss francs (13,165 euros).
FIFA said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer, had attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.
“This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA over several years through its integrity department and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities,” read a FIFA statement. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

[BREAKING NEWS] Peter Odemwingie Retires From Football

[BREAKING NEWS] Peter Odemwingie Retires From Football



Former West Brom and Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie announced his retirement from football at UEFA’s Equal Game conference at Wembley on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old was capped for Nigeria more than 60 times, scoring at the 2014 World Cup, and scored 36 goals in 129 Premier League appearances between 2010 and 2016.
Believing he was moving to QPR from West Brom, the striker drove to Loftus Road, only to be refused entry to the stadium after both clubs said that no fee had been agreed.
On his retirement, Odemwingie said: “It’s an emotional day, so many memories go through your head.
“I didn’t know how to do it or where to do it, but I think this is the right place to do it.
“Wembley is a place with a lot of history in football.”
Odemwingie, whose last professional appearances came for Indonesian side Madura United in 2017, said he intends to embark on a coaching career.
“The next chapter is slowly building up to a coaching career and hopefully I will be coaching in the Premier League one day,” he said.
Former West Brom and Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie announced his retirement from football at UEFA’s Equal Game conference at Wembley on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old was capped for Nigeria more than 60 times, scoring at the 2014 World Cup, and scored 36 goals in 129 Premier League appearances between 2010 and 2016.
Believing he was moving to QPR from West Brom, the striker drove to Loftus Road, only to be refused entry to the stadium after both clubs said that no fee had been agreed.
On his retirement, Odemwingie said:
“It’s an emotional day, so many memories go through your head.
“I didn’t know how to do it or where to do it, but I think this is the right place to do it.
“Wembley is a place with a lot of history in football.”
Odemwingie, whose last professional appearances came for Indonesian side Madura United in 2017, said he intends to embark on a coaching career.
“The next chapter is slowly building up to a coaching career and hopefully I will be coaching in the Premier League one day,” he said.