Archives for June 2019

Man United News and Transfer Talk: Fernandes, Neville, Dalot, Longstaff

Still waiting for all that hype that entered this summer transfer window at Manchester United to get realized, but hey at least two players have actually been signed.

Hopefully, there will be more signings to talk about between now and when the season starts. Training camp opens up tomorrow, July 1, so with that mind here are some of the top trending news items and transfer narratives in the Manchester United online community on this Sunday fun day.

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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Talk: Ndombele, Eriksen, McNeil

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After taking a couple transfer windows off, Tottenham Hotspur are set to get back in the game. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino feels confident that Daniel Levy and the rest of the higher-ups above him will finally provide the support he needs in the transfer market this summer.

That means the time is right for some Tottenham transfer talk and we begin with an update on Tanguy Ndombele, who saw some premature, “jumping the gun” kind of coverage surround him this past week.

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Liverpool Owner Declares Club’s League Ambitions, Watches Red Sox-Yankees in London

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John W. Henry, the American titan of industry who heads the Fenway Group (whose holdings include the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C.) was in London yesterday to see his baseball team in action.

The BoSox fell 17-13 to the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball action at West Ham United’s London Stadium, where close to 60,000 witnessed a ballgame that fell just a few minutes (it was four hours, 42 minutes in total) shy of becoming the longest nine inning affair in MLB history.

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Marcus Rashford in Talks to Become United’s Third Highest Paid Player

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Whether it’s deserved or not, young striker Marcus Rashford is on the brink of receiving a major pay raise at Manchester United. And when we say “major,” we really mean it, as £250,000-a-week is the number being reported by 90 Min, who write the club’s higher-ups are hoping to close this deal “before the squad fly to Australia on 8 July, when their pre-season preparations will get underway.”

Tomorrow brings the opening of training camp, with still a lot of transfer business to get done this summer, in addition to the Rashford negotiations.

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Chicago Cubs Midterm Report Card Grade: Meh, M-E-H Meh

It’s still 11 days to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but the actual numerical midpoint arrived yesterday, when Cookie Monster led the Chicago Cubs a thrilling coming from behind victory over the Atlanta Braves. The high scoring victory gave the Cubs a series (2-2) and home stand (5-5) split, perfectly befitting how the first half of the season has transpired.

The Chicago Cubs are 81 games in, 44 up, 37 down, 29-16 at home, 15-21 on the road and one game over arch-rival Milwaukee for first place in the National League Central. At this point, the Cubs are right where you thought they would be once all the MLB off-season transactions were completed: on pace to win about 86-89 games.

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Man United News: Valencia, #GlazersOut Movement, Wan-Bissaka, Neville

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All the hype that entered this summer transfer window at Manchester United has not been realized. MUFC have been linked with approximately 45,329 players this silly season, but only two, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, have actually been signed.

Hopefully, there will be more signings to talk about between now and when the transfer window closes in August, as there have been multiple reports indicating United want to sign three more players in addition to the pair that they have landed so far. With that in mind, here are some of the top trending news items and transfer narratives in the Manchester United online community on this Aaron Wan-Bissaka day.

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Man United Complete Aaron Wan-Bissaka Signing, Defender Inks Five Year Deal

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The day is finally here! Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been formally announced as the newest member of Manchester United. After a very drawn out transfer saga, Saturday became the day that we finally saw the English international in a holding a pen over a contract photo-opp.

AWB also gave his first official interview to the website of his new team. Wan-Bissaka will wear number 29 on his new red shirt.

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Bruno Fernandes or Sean Longstaff Could Become 3rd Man United Addition This Summer

With the Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal now done, the Crystal Palace right back becomes the second signing of this summer transfer window for Manchester United. So who will be the third?

There seems to be two front-runners right now, and they’re both midfielders- Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff or Sporting Lisbon Captain Bruno Fernandes. Both of which have been heavily linked in transfer narratives already this summer. United begin training in just three days, and fly out to Perth next week to commence their preseason friendly tour.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Wear Number 29 at Manchester United

Today was supposed to be the day that Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was formally announced as the newest member of Manchester United. Friday could still be the day when we see the English international in a holding a pen over a contract photo-opp, as multiple reports indicate that he’s passed his medical.

It was also expected that today would be the day his first official interview to the website of his new team was published.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka Passes United Medical; Announcement Expected Friday

Manchester United have now completed their second acquisition deal of the summer transfer window, as Aaron Wan-Bissaka has reportedly passed his medical. Sky Sports reports that the 21-year-old English international, now formerly of Crystal Palace, will be introduced as the newest member of United tomorrow.

The right back, who moved up to Old Trafford on a deal worth £50 million (£45m up front + £5m in add-ons), is expected to be officially unveiled as a Red Devil on Friday. However, it appeared somebody beat the club to the punch by leaking these photos on Wan-Bissaka in a United shirt online on Thursday.

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Liverpool Officially Announce Sepp van den Berg Signing

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Today saw Liverpool formally introduce their very first signing of the summer- Sepp van den Berg, a 17-year-old PEC Zwolle central defender. According to The Guardian, this transfer deal is worth £1.79 million. Sepp has passed his medical and signed his contract with the Merseyside club, but the deal won’t be officially complete until July, due its being subject to international clearance.

“It’s just an amazing feeling,” Van den Berg told the club’s official website. “It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.”

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: William Saliba, Keita Balde

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It’s been much more hype than substance for Arsenal FC this summer transfer window, as they have yet to sign a single new player this silly season. However, there has been of transfer gossip to around lately, as reports claim the north London side have been extremely busy working the market.

Hopefully, there will be actual signings to talk about between now and when training camp opens up in July, but until then, here are some of the top trending news items and transfer narratives in the Arsenal online community on this Thursday. Go here for part one of Arsenal FC transfer talk.

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