Cristiano Ronaldo Skips Training, Could Miss Man United Summer Tour

Let the speculation and scrutinization begin- where will Cristiano Ronaldo play his club football this season? The 37-year-old Portugese superstar missed the first day of Manchester United’s preseason training camp at Carrington on Tuesday, as he remains in Portugal.

That’s according to Sky Sports, who also confirmed that the club are currently unsure whether or not Ronaldo will join the club on their preseason tour this summer. Overall, United are in the dark on CR7’s plans this season, according to ESPN.

[Read more…]

Sadio Mane: Summarizing His Liverpool Stay as Bayern Munich Move Completed

Sadio Mane trophies

All good things must come to an end. So it comes to pass for Sadio Mane and his trophy-laden career at Liverpool. News broke this week that Liverpool has accepted Bayern Munich’s third bid for the Senegalese sensation. After giving impeccable service to the Merseyside club, the brass at Anfield granted Mane’s wish to explore new opportunities. The Reds drove a hard bargain though, selling Mane to the German giants for £35 million.

Bayern and Mane were making eyes at each other immediately following the Champions League final. With Sadio Mane’s contract expiring in just twelve months, it seemed Liverpool didn’t have a leg to stand on. That certainly wasn’t the case. Liverpool rejected Bayern’s opening two bids out of hand.

[Read more…]

Manchester United Transfer Talk: Robert Lewandowski, Paul Pogba

It’s the off-season for all club competition, almost all of the international play currently being staged are just meaningless friendlies, so you know what that means?

It is indeed the summer silly season, i.e. time to talk some transfer rumors. So with that in mind, let’s dive right in to the latest narratives surrounding Manchester United. It appears that they are throwing their hat in the ring for Robert Lewandowski.

[Read more…]

Liverpool Want Christian Pulisic as Potential Sadio Mane Replacement

One of the best things about the summer transfer window is the domino theory. One player move leads to his now former club finding a replacement, and then that replacement player needing to be replaced, and so on and so on.

Which leads us to today’s hot transfer rumor- Chelsea man Christian Pulisic is wanted by Liverpool, as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane. Bayern Munich is the front-runner destination for Mane, who is expected to replace the goals that will be missing now that Robert Lewandowski is shipping out.

[Read more…]

Where Next for Robert Lewandowski?

While his current club aren’t keen to admit it, Robert Lewandowski has made it clear that his time at Bayern Munich is up. At the age of 33 and after 12 years in the Bundesliga, the prolific Polish striker is ready for a new challenge.

He may be reaching the end of his career but there is no shortage of interest in a player who has scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern. That’s an incredible record but who is most likely to land this spectacular centre forward?

[Read more…]

Sadio Mane Leaving Liverpool, Bayern Munich a Potential Destination

Last night was indeed the final time that we’ll see Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah playing together. The dynamic duo of scoring sensations will be broken up next season as Mane has told his teammates he’s headed out the Anfield exit door. That’s according to multiple outlets, all over the world, including transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

It’s too bad, for Mane and the Liverpool supporters that adore him, that his career ended in disappointment, a 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the UCL Final, a match where they had more many chances, but just weren’t clinical enough.

[Read more…]

Transfer Talk: Aaronson, Carlos, Gravenberch, Forster

The football season in Europe is coming to a close. The Champions League final is just a couple of days away in Paris and that means a lot of clubs have switched their attention to the transfer market. This time of year there are plenty of rumors doing the rounds, and that is what I usually write about in this series. I’ll gauge the likelihood of a rumor and let you know if I think it is a good move. This one is going to be a little different.

With the distraction of the build-up to the Champions League final, saw several big moves completed that slipped by me. So let’s look at some of the biggest moves completed in the transfer market this past week.

[Read more…]

Transfer Talk: Robert Lewandowski Wants to Leave Bayern Munich, Join FC Barcelona

The Premier League season is over and that means the transfer rumor mill is going into overdrive. With the drama of Championship Sunday done and dusted, it’s time to cast an eye at the player movement market. 

There is no shortage of rumors when it comes to the transfer market. Follow this series throughout the summer as I look at the likelihood of some of the transfer rumors doing the rounds and whether I think they will work out.

[Read more…]