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Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s potential new club has been revealed. Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported that Aubameyang has agreed to join Saudi club Al Qadisiah from Marseille this summer. Romano shared the news on his X account Monday, stating, “The agreement between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Al Qadisiah is for a contract valid until June 2026.” He added, “Salary terms are also settled; we’re awaiting final approval from OM to complete the transfer to Saudi Arabia.”

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Germany forward Thomas Müller has announced his retirement from international football. He made the announcement on his X account Monday morning, posting a farewell message alongside a photo of himself in the national team jersey, holding Germany’s flag. This announcement comes less than 24 hours after Spain won the Euro 2024 title with a 2-1 victory over England in the final. Müller’s final appearance for Germany was as a substitute in their Euro 2024 quarter-final loss to Spain, which saw Germany exit after extra time. The 34-year-old concludes a distinguished 14-year international career with Germany. During his time with the…

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On Monday, Chelsea announced their new squad numbers for the 2022/23 season. New additions such as Wesley Fofana and Levi Colwill received their numbers for the upcoming campaign. In a statement on their website, Chelsea revealed the following updates ahead of their summer tour in the USA: Colwill will wear the No.6 shirt previously held by Thiago Silva, while Fofana has chosen the No.29 shirt. Summer signing Tosin Adarabioyo will sport the No.4 shirt, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will don No.22. The club also introduced new squad members Omari Kellyman, Marc Guiu, and Renato Veiga, who will start with the numbers…

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Jose Mourinho has stated that the criticism aimed at England manager Gareth Southgate following EURO 2024 is warranted. Despite guiding England to the final, Southgate has faced significant criticism for his tactics, which were seen as overly defensive and not fully leveraging the team’s talent. England’s standout performance was a single exceptional match against the Netherlands, which required a late goal from Ollie Watkins to secure victory. In an interview with SportyTV, Mourinho declined to defend Southgate, saying, “The criticism is entirely justified. When you have teams like France and especially England, with some of the best players in the…

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Kylian Mbappé underwent a key medical examination at Real Madrid’s Sanitas clinic in La Moraleja, a prestigious Madrid suburb, on Tuesday morning, ESPN reports. The 25-year-old French forward, set for his dream move, arrived before 9 a.m. Spanish time, where he was met by cameras and shared his enthusiasm about joining the club. After his medical check-up, Mbappé went to Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training ground to sign his lucrative five-year contract alongside club president Florentino Pérez. This step concludes Real Madrid’s ongoing pursuit of the player, who will soon be officially presented at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Last month, Real…

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Argentina winger Ángel Di María has matched Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for the most trophies won by a professional footballer. Di María achieved this milestone by helping Argentina secure their Copa America title on Sunday with a 1-0 victory. The 2024 Copa America triumph marked Di María’s 35th career trophy, equaling Ronaldo’s record, as reported by AS. Di María’s impressive haul includes a World Cup, two Copa Americas, Olympic Gold, a UEFA Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup, and two Copa del Rey titles. Additionally, he has won one Spanish Super Cup, five French domestic cups, five French Super…

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Gareth Southgate has resigned from his role as manager of the England national team. This comes less than a few days after he failed to win Euro 2024 in Germany. Recall that the Three Lions lost 2-1 against Spain in the final on Sunday night. “As a proud Englishman, it has been the honour of my life to play for England and to manage England,” Southgate said on Tuesday after announcing his decision to quit the Three Lions. “It has meant everything to me, and I have given it my all. “But it’s time for change, and for a new…

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Manchester United sporting director Dan Ashworth has outlined the club’s reasons for signing Joshua Zirkzee. The Premier League club announced the transfer on Sunday, bringing Zirkzee from Bologna in a deal exceeding €40 million. The Dutch forward has agreed to a contract running until June 2029, with an option for an additional year. “Strengthening our attacking options was a key priority this summer,” Ashworth said in the statement. “We are thrilled to have secured a player of Joshua’s quality early in the transfer window. “Joshua is an exceptional talent who is poised to make a significant impact at Manchester United.…

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Nigeria forward Victor Boniface has stated that he is currently not considering a move to the Premier League, according to DAILY POST. Despite missing around four months of action due to injury, Boniface made a significant impact at Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen last season, contributing 21 goals and 10 assists across all competitions. Bayer Leverkusen had a successful season, clinching both the Bundesliga title and the DFB Pokal. Although there have been rumors about Boniface’s interest in a move to England, the 23-year-old has expressed his contentment with staying at Leverkusen. “No, I’m happy in the Bundesliga. As long as…

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Spain achieved a double victory in the Euro 2024 individual awards, with Rodri being named Player of the Tournament and Lamine Yamal winning Young Player of the Tournament. Luis de la Fuente’s team was dominant throughout the summer, and their success in Germany was widely acclaimed. Manchester City midfielder Rodri continued his exceptional form, despite being substituted at half-time in the final against England due to injury. His absence in the second half did not diminish his reputation, and he was awarded Player of the Tournament. Teenager Lamine Yamal, a favorite for individual accolades, secured the Young Player of the…

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Declan Rice, the £100m England and Arsenal star, has been criticized as a “useless” player by former Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart. Van der Vaart’s comments came after England’s disappointing performance at the Euro 2024 championship, which concluded on Sunday. Van der Vaart accused the 25-year-old Rice of only being adept at making backward passes to defenders. England faced a 2-1 defeat against Spain in the Euro 2024 final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Spain took the lead with a goal from Nico Williams in the 47th minute, but Cole Palmer equalized for England in the 73rd minute. Mikel…

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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville stated that England did not deserve to win the Euro 2024 final. England lost 2-1 to Spain in Berlin on Sunday, marking their second consecutive defeat in the tournament final. Speaking on ITV, Neville acknowledged Spain’s superiority. He said, “Spain were the better team tonight and throughout the tournament. Despite England seeming to have the momentum and the potential to dominate, Spain managed to regain control and secure the win, which was impressive. “It’s incredibly painful for England fans, as it feels like a recurring story where we fall just short. We did not…

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Lautaro Martinez scored an extra-time goal to lead Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Colombia, securing a record 16th Copa America title at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. The match, marred by security and crowd issues that caused an 82-minute delay, was ultimately decided by Martinez’s high-quality finish, marking his fifth goal of the tournament. This win marks Argentina’s third consecutive major tournament title, following their Copa America victory in 2021 and the 2022 World Cup triumph in Qatar. The game was bittersweet for Argentina, as captain Lionel Messi was forced to leave injured in the 66th minute and watched…

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England captain Harry Kane and Spain midfielder Dani Olmo are among the six players who have shared the Golden Boot for Euro 2024. The other players who scored three goals each are Cody Gakpo (Netherlands), Georges Mikautadze (Georgia), Jamal Musiala (Germany), and Ivan Schranz (Slovakia). Neither Kane nor Olmo scored in the final, preventing them from standing out from the rest. UEFA had previously announced that if the final between England and Spain did not produce a single top scorer, the Golden Boot would be shared among all players with three goals. Spain’s Rodri was named Player of the Tournament,…

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Riyad Mahrez is the first African player to win five Premier League titles. His remarkable journey began with Leicester City’s surprise championship win in the 2015/2016 season, where he was a key player. After transferring to Manchester City in 2018, Mahrez played a crucial role in the team’s dominance, contributing to their title victories in the 2018/2019, 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023 seasons. Mahrez’s professional career started in France, where he was a youth player for AAS Sarcelles. He turned professional with Quimper in 2009 before moving to Le Havre, where he spent three years progressing from the reserve squad to…

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Chelsea Football Club has unveiled their new home kit for the 2024/25 season. As with the previous season, the jersey will feature no sponsor. Designed by Nike with Dri-FIT ADV technology for enhanced breathability, the shirt presents a design distinct from last season’s. Featuring the tagline “We Burn Blue,” the kit combines traditional Chelsea blue with a fiery motif, symbolizing the vibrant blue as the hottest part of a flame. The club has announced that the kit is now available for purchase. Should a front-of-shirt sponsor be introduced later, fans will have the option to buy that version from the…

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Liverpool have reportedly offered their captain, Virgil van Dijk, to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. The Dutch defender may leave Anfield this summer as the club begins a new chapter following the departure of manager Jürgen Klopp. According to Football365, Liverpool is open to parting with the Netherlands international. At 33, Van Dijk has been a key figure for Liverpool since his £75 million transfer from Southampton in January 2018. Despite his significant talent, Atletico Madrid is reportedly not interested in acquiring him. The Spanish club is said to be prioritizing players with lower profiles and wages to better manage their…

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Marca’s worst XI of Euro 2024. The 39-year-old failed to score throughout the tournament, and his team was eliminated early on. Ronaldo was the sole Portuguese player selected for Marca’s worst XI. Also featured in the team are Arsenal and Liverpool players Oleksandr Zinchenko and Dominik Szoboszlai. The full worst XI includes: Livakovic (Croatia), Di Lorenzo (Italy), Mancini (Italy), Christensen (Denmark), Zinchenko (Ukraine), McGinn (Scotland), Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia), Szoboszlai (Hungary), Vlahovic (Serbia), Lukaku (Belgium), and Ronaldo (Portugal).

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Manchester United’s star goalkeeper, David de Gea, is reportedly considering retirement if he does not receive an offer to be the first-choice goalkeeper at a major club. At 33 years old, de Gea is facing a pivotal moment in his career due to uncertainties about his future and playing time. Despite being a key figure for Manchester United for over a decade, his recent form and playing time have been inconsistent. The rise of younger talents and recent managerial changes have cast doubt on de Gea’s status as Manchester United’s top goalkeeper. Sources close to him suggest that he is…

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On Saturday, Chelsea announced a new three-year contract for forward Frankie Runham. In a statement on their website, the Premier League club congratulated the 18-year-old on his new deal, saying, “Frankie Runham has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea. Congratulations, Frankie.” Runham, who joined Chelsea at the age of eight, has progressed through the youth ranks and made his under-18 debut during the 2022-23 season. He was a key player for Chelsea’s Under-18s last season, contributing significantly to their Premier League South title and Under-17 Premier League Cup victories.

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