According to reports from England Manchester United have put Jesse Lingard up for sale. The Guardian reported that the playmaker has struggled for form for over two years and has not been able to hold down a regular place in the squad, not in the starting eleven nor the bench.
The January arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon and the emergence of youngster Mason Greenwood have seen Lingard dropped down the pecking order. He really struggled this season, admitting off-field issues also hampered his focus.
Former Germany Sami Khedira is set to leave Juventus this summer following a five-year spell with the Old Lady. The world cup winner is attracting interest from Portugal and England. With West Ham and Benfica leading the race for the experienced midfielder.
Khedira joined Juve from Real Madrid in 2015 and has subsequently gone on to make 144 appearances in all competitions, winning four Serie A titles and three Coppa Italia trophies along the way.
Manchester City forward Leroy Sane remains top transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich. According to reports, Bayern Munich have opened discussion with top agent, Giovanni Branchini, over the possibility of signing the German international.
Leroy Sane is believed to be one of Germany’s biggest young stars, and Bayern Munich are understood to be keen to build their team around a player who has grown to be one the key players in Pep Guardiola’s impressive side.
Danny Ings was a subjected of speculation during the January transfer window deadline but instead is now being made to stay put with his club following the signing of OdionIghalo by Manchester United as a last-minute decision to make sure they do not finish the rest of the season with a sulky Anthony Martial leading the line and scoring goals based on how his mood swing dictates.
With the Ingsdeemed surplus to
requirement at Anfield, leaving and establishing himself at Southampton helped
him avoid slipping into the lower leagues, into oblivion with teams like
There is a popular saying in Portugal, in
Porto they work, while in Lisbon they Spend. Evidently,
Benfica is the most successful club in Portugal. The Lisbon giant have won the
League title 36 times, eight times more than Porto in second place.
They have also won two European trophies
before the famous Bella Guttman curse struck them. Bella didn’t say they won’t
make finals, but they won’t win finals, they have made a couple of finals since
then but they have failed to win any of it.
Madrid season has been mixed so far with the club showing different
performances which will be a sign of worry for manager Diego Simeone.
starting the La Liga season in good form with the club leading its rivals Real
Madrid and Barcelona with as many as four points, Simeone men find themselves
in third position at the time of writing after failing to win at Valladolid.
It has been a shameful few
weeks for racism in the world of football. Last Wednesday, the striker from
Chelsea, Tammy Abraham had faced racial abuse on social media following his
penalty miss in the game against Liverpool in UEFA Super Cup.
As a reaction to this,
Frank Lampard had said that he is disgusted by these comments which have been
made against Abraham and asked for action to be taken against this.
Again, Paul Pogan had been
subjected to a similar kind of abuse as he missed out on the penalty during the
draw of Manchester United to Wolves. Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and
Harry Maguire, the teammates have rallied behind this Frenchman since them
while Manchester United and also kick it out are all set to meet Twitter.
Even the police have come
forward to help and find out the people who had been responsible for these
tweets. Manchester United looks forward to issue a lifetime ban on the people
who tweet these.
Racism doesn’t have a place in football and the fact that it is still taking place is a shame. Monkey chants have turned out to be quite common in various parts of Europe. A man who has been subjected to this is Hulk, the Shanghai SIPG forward.
At present, Hulk is 33 and has spent 4 years with Porto and 4 years with Zenit Saint Petersburg. One game that people still remembers is the one between Benfica and Porto in the year 2012 where he had been subjected by Monkey chants by fans of Benfica. However, he scored a screamer and found a way to shut them up. The fans of Benfica had been completely silent after the rocket by Hulk as the ball went at a speed of 108 km/hr.