Manchester United Transfer Talk: Paul Pogba, Leon Goretzka

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Welcome to the heights (or depths) of the summer silly season, as the major international tournaments are now over. It’s all preseason friendlies and transfer window talk for the next month, until the season begins. Let’s take a look at the latest narratives churning in the Arsenal transfer rumor mill.

For the most part, it’s been a dreadully boring this transfer window, but United are the club who completed the biggest splash signing, in getting Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Both clubs made their official statements on the completion of that deal yesterday.

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United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Signs New Contract Extension

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to win a trophy at the club, but he is now a newly minted man. The Norwegain signed a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2024, the club announced today.

OGS’s previous deal was set to expire in 2022, but talk of his recieving an extension has been prevalent for some time. On Saturday that talk turned to deliverables as the announcement of his new contract became official.  Solskjaer has signed a new three year deal, with the club option of an additional year.

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Jadon Sancho Says Goodbye to Borussia Dortmund, Officially Joins United

Both Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United have made it officially official now– the agreement on the transfer of Jadon Sancho. The 21-year-old English winger leaves BVB, who will receive a fee of €85 million. One of the longest and most tedious transfer sagas in recent memory has now reached its natural and logical end.

In 136 appearances with Dortmund, United’s new right-sided attacking player scored 49 goals (38 goals in Bundesliga play, 5 goals in Champions League, 6 goals in DFB-Poka). Sancho also registered 63 assists across all competitions.

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Paul Pogba Rejects £50m Offer, Set to Leave Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has turned a new £50million contract offer from the club, and that means he’s set to depart this summer. French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain are willing and ready to pay United a £45m transfer fee for the pleasure of bringing Pogba back to his home country.,

The Frenchman turned down an extension that would provided him wages of £350,000-a-week. With just one year left on his current deal, Old Trafford must sell now, or risk losing him on a free next summer.

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Jadon Sancho Officially Unveiled by Manchester United, Will Wear #25

Happy official Jadon Sancho unveiling day to those who celebrate! Yes, the deal is done, and the 21-year-old English winger is signed, sealed and delivered. In the process of unveiling/announcing Sancho, United took a short, subtle swipe at Borussia Dortmund, the club they bought him from for £73m.

As you can see from the tweet below, United included the phrase “you love to see it” in announcing the arrival of their splash signing. That’s a dig at how extremely long and overly protracted this transfer saga was, and it references BVB’s tweet from a year ago.

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Emile Smith Rowe Signs New Long-Term Arsenal Contract

Arsenal finally made the long-awaited announcement that Emile Smith Rowe had put pen to paper on a new long-term deal. The Englishman had a breakthrough last season, benefiting from the change in formation from Mikel Arteta. The 20-year-old was a key component in the Gunners squad and this new contract is proof of how important he has become to the team.

Speaking on the announcement, Arteta was happy as he reflected on the news to the club website:

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Twist in Harry Kane Transfer Saga as Manchester City Make Breakthrough

As per a report from The Sun, Manchester City are set to sign Harry Kane after Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy agreed to a deal. The England captain has been one of the best players in the Premier League for several years now. This was evidenced by him topping both the goals and assists charts last season and his very nearly leading the Three Lions to glory at the Euros.

According to the report, Kane will move to Manchester in a deal that is said to be worth around £160million and it will earn the star forward a salary of about £400,000-a-week.

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P.J. Fleck on What His Dream NIL Deal Would Have Been, Art and Architecture

NIL, or Name, Image and Likeness is the hot topic of the college football talking season. No suprise, it came up repeatedly at Big Ten Media Day 1/2 today. We asked Minnesota Coach P.J. Fleck what his dream deal would have been, back during his playing days at Northern Illinois, had this existed during his time.

“I’m enamored with architecture,” the former NIU wide receiver said today during his podium session,” so the Sears Tower back then, probably something like that. I’m also a big fan of John Deere lawnmowers. So it would have been John Deere lawnmowers at Sears, believe it or not- because in DeKalb, there’s not a lot.”

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With Sancho Signing, Solskjaer Must Find the Right Blend in United Attack

Jadon Sancho has finally agreed on the terms of his long-awaited move to Manchester United, where he is expected to bolster the Red Devils’ options in the final third.

Sancho had been a target of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since 2020, but United were unable to strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the sale of the English player last summer. However, now that they have landed the forward, they  truly now boast one of the most potent striking forces in all of the Premier League.

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Albert Sambi Lokonga Could be the New Thomas Partey

Arsenal officially announced the signing of midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Belgian side Anderlecht a couple of days back. Thought to be one of the most exciting talents to come out of Belgium in the last few years, what will the 21-year-old bring to the Emirates?

One remarkable aspect about the player is the leadership qualities he possesses at such a young age. Having already captained his club, the Belgian knows a thing or two about leading the way and it is reflected in his game. The midfielder never shies away from the ball and that is important when you play in the Premier League.

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Nuno Tavares: What the New Fullback Brings to Arsenal FC

Arsenal made their first signing of the summer when they completed the purchase of Nuno Tavares from Portuguese giants Benfica. This was an important move for many reasons, so let’s look at what the youngster can bring to the team.

The biggest role that the 20-year-old will have is to become the deputy to Kieran Tierney. The Scot is the first choice left-back at the club but has known to suffer from an injury every now and then. This happened at a crucial time last season and played a part in the Gunners getting knocked out of the Europa League.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Maddison, Lokonga, Ramsdale, Nelson

Welcome to the heights (or depths) of the summer silly season, as the major international tournaments are now over. It’s all preseason friendlies and transfer window talk for the next month, until the season begins. Let’s take a look at the latest narratives churning in the Arsenal transfer rumor mill.

In case you missed it, Arsenal have announced the arrival Albert Sambi Lokonga, and here is footage of his first training session with his new club.

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