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ENGLAND TO BREAK SUMMER TRANSFER RECORD

Romelu Lukaku’s move to Old Trafford was one that was not expected to be completed the way it was done.


The 24-year old was a Chelsea reject so he moved to Everton. At Goodison Park he blossomed. When the Premier League champions were reported to be set to sign him again and sell Diego Costa, it was what everyone believed.

However, Manchester United stole the deal to land the player. Ironically, it is Jose Mourinho who sold the player while he was at Stamford Bridge. Last summer Mourinho broke the football record when he lured Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. The Portuguese sanctioned the deal costing £89 million paid to Juventus.

That deal brought back English football to the peak of transfer market deals – a tag Spanish football were holding firmly. Since when Newcastle paid £15 million for Alan Shearer in 1996, the English sides have not help the world record for transfer fees. It was Spain and Italy that were spending that much. The advert of Chinese and Arabian money tilted the deals as well but their presence was scattered across Europe. Continue reading

UNITED ENTERS INTO RACE FOR GELSON MARTINS

According to reports from Portugal, Manchester United is setting its eyes on Gelson Martins, Sporting Lisbon winger.


Gelson who hails from Portugal, broke through the ranks of Sporting and at the age of 19, and made his debut for the team just like Luis Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo had done.

Ever since then, he has remained a regular for the team. In the last two seasons, he has made a total of 87 appearances as well as scoring 14 goals. Gelson who plays on both flanks, features as a winger.

O Jogo, a Portuguese media outlet believes that Manchester United coach will be rivaling Liverpool as they both push on to get the young man sign for them this summer.

Apart from his position on the flanks, the 22-year old can also feature as a full back. This thus would be a very good option for Mourinho, as he has continued to place emphasis on the need to secure a winger. Continue reading

Luis Nani Might Make Valencia Return against Sevilla This Weekend

Valencia winger Luis Nani claims that he is only thinking about a return to first-team football, with the game against Sevilla just around the corner.


The player has been on the sidelines for the last few weeks. A muscular problem has kept him out of action, but it appears that Nani is back in training and is on the verge of a return to first-team action. It is likely that Nani may be returning to the squad for the game against Sevilla this weekend. However, manager Voro is likely to give some more time in order to start the game.

Voro will also feel that the team does not need any changes right now, especially after having managed three consecutive wins. They have lifted Valencia closer to the top half of the table. Since the arrival of Voro, there has been a concentrated effort in order to get more results at the Mestalla. The club have managed five win in the last six league matches at home, while also staying undefeated in the process. Continue reading

Nani on life under Moyes

Luis Nani said that he is disappointed with the way things turned out under David Moyes.


He was hoping to have a great career with Manchester United and instead find himself spending more time on the bench than on the pitch.

Nani said that he could not understand the manager at that time. Indeed with the appointment of David Moyes at the head of Manchester United he was given a five-year contract with the club, but things changed just after. He could not get into the team and only managed to start seven games during the season.

He said that he was discouraged at this time as he feels he was playing well and that he was fit enough to be in the first team. He added that things did not change against Louis Van Gaal either. He said that when the Dutch manager took control of the club, he told him that he will have to fight for his place and that he will not be his first-choice winger. Continue reading