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Diego Godin confirms he turned down United move

Diego Godin confirms he turned down United move

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window but did so due to personal reasons Godin, 32, has established his name as one of the world’s renowned defenders since he started working with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital. Atletico has built a powerful defense around his talents, a strength that helped the side to the 2013-14 La Liga title as well as two Champions League finals in the last five seasons. That talent, not to mention his cut-price €20 million (£18m/$23.2m) buyout clause, attracted the …

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Lewandowski scores a hat-trick in Bayern win

Lewandowski scores a hat-trick in Bayern win

Robert Lewandowski was in sensational form for Bayern Munich as he scored a hat-trick in their 5-0 triumph against Eintracht Frankfurt to retain the German Super Cup Lewandowski, 29, netted two first-half headers and completed the hat-trick with a stunning left-footed strike 10 minutes after the break. View this post on Instagram Lewandowski scores hat-trick in Bayern win A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 13, 2018 at 2:14am PDT Goals from Kingsley Coman and Thiago Alcantara completed the rout for the Bavarians to seal a 5-0 win. The win was a soothing relief for the German champions who were humbled 3-1 by Frankfurt in …

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Dembele’s thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona

Dembele’s thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele’s thunderbolt strike made the difference in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup Sevilla was close to an upset when they took the lead via Pablo Sarabia who curled a shot beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen with nine minutes on the clock, with VAR awarding the strike that was initially overruled for offside. View this post on Instagram Dembele's thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 13, 2018 at 12:52am PDT But Gerard Pique leveled from close range, and Ousmane Dembele then fired Barca into the lead with a screamer. Sevilla had …

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PSG hoping to wrap up a deal for Jerome Boateng

PSG hoping to wrap up a deal for Jerome Boateng

Paris Saint-Germain are still interested in bringing Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng to Parc des Princes according to latest reports from German media Reports are rife in the German press that the player’s potential €50million switch from Munich to Paris is a matter of when and not if, and the deal could be finalized in the next coming days. The German Champions are keen to sell Boateng for the right price as they see Niklas Sule as a worthy replacement but club manager Niko Kovac is a huge admirer of the player and expressed his desire to keep hold of all his players. Despite …

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Winning is my biggest motivation- Pep Guardiola

Winning is my biggest motivation- Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has revealed that winning matches is his chief motivation “not titles” as champions Manchester City begin their title defence The Cityzens, wrapped up the title with an astonishing 100 points last season and will start their campaign with a clash against Arsenal on Sunday. He said: “The target is to win on Sunday and then, after that, (against) Huddersfield and then Wolves. In the end, we will see our level. “I am focused on that, not focused on back-to-back (titles). “Winning is the best motivation, and we will try to continue what we have done. Last season we were …

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Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is up for another accolade as he has been shortlisted for the best forward award in last season’s Champions League Mohammed Salah netted 11 goals to help Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the final in Kiev, where he was injured as the Reds lost 3-1 to Los Blancos. Other nominees in that category include Cristiano Ronaldo – who left Madrid for Juventus this summer and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. View this post on Instagram Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 1:48am PDT City’s Kevin De Bruyne …

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Coutinho awarded new Barcelona jersey number

Coutinho awarded new Barcelona jersey number

Philippe Coutinho has been handed the sought after number 7 shirt at Barcelona, having worn the number 14 since he joined from Liverpool in January The prestigious No 7 shirt, was previously worn by the likes of Luis Figo, David Villa, and Henrik Larsson. The jersey was recently vacated by Arda Turan who completed a move to Istanbul Basaksehir. The Brazilian equally wore the No 7 shirt in his final season at Inter Milan before completing a move to Liverpool in 2013. He wore the No 10 shirt with distinction at Anfield. Ex-Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane was awarded the number 10 shirt …

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Dembele keen on Barca stay

Dembele keen on Barca stay

Ousmane Dembele has made it he wants to remain a Barcelona player despite rumours linking him to Arsenal FC The French footballer went live today on Twitch and made everything clear: he’s staying in Barcelona to win. Dembele, 21, was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in Russia and has enjoyed his time with the Spanish Champions. The former Dortmund winger joined Barcelona in 2017, though his playing time was reduced due to injuries, the pacey winger has netted three goals in 17 appearances for the Blaugranas. And during the transfer window, he was supposedly targeted by English …

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Messi Football Player Profile and Soccer Team

Messi Football Player Profile and Soccer Team

Messi football career started when he was a boy. The first ever Messi team was Newell’s Old Boys. The future Barcelona star entered the club back in 1995. You can find that information in any Messi profile available online. Lionel’s phenomenal skills let him grab the attention of some biggest clubs’ scouts. In 2000, the iconic Argentinian moved to Spain. That step appeared to be the turning point in his entire career although he started playing in the under-14 team. After scoring 21 goals during his 14appearences, he made his debut in FC Barcelona, which is current Lionel Messi football …

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Lewandowski to remain at Bayern Munich

Lewandowski to remain at Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski will remain at Bayern Munich for this season, according to manager Niko Kovac The Polish striker has been a subject of transfer speculation with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United all linked to his services. Agent Mino Raiola equally announced that Lewandowski wanted to leave the Allianz Arena in pursuit of a new challenge. But Bayern have been determined to hold on to their leading goalscorer, even though Kovac had conceded that the 29-year-old had expressed an interest in leaving. However, the new Bavaria boss has now announced that, after private talks with Lewandowski last week, that he will remain …

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Argentina must move on without Messi- Veron

Argentina must move on without Messi- Veron

Former Manchester United player Juan Sebastian Veron believes that the time has come for the Argentine national team to move on with life without star man Lionel Messi The Argentine Captain failed to deliver at the World Cup this summer and ended the campaign with just a solitary strike to his name as L’Albiceleste crashed out in the second round to eventual winners France. Messi’s future with the national team has once more been called into question after failing to win a silverware with the team in the recent tournament. View this post on Instagram Argentina must move on without …

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Jerome Boateng on Man United’s radar

Jerome Boateng on Man United’s radar

Manchester United are currently in talks with Bayern Munich over a proposed deal for defender Jerome Boateng. Sportsmail reported last week that the former City defender had been offered to Man United after his move to PSG collapsed. Bayern are prepared to accept around £45million for the 29-year-old defender, who will clock 30 next month, but United want to drive the price lower. View this post on Instagram Jerome Boateng on Man United's radar A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 6, 2018 at 5:44am PDT Mourinho is keen on bolstering his backline which remains his priority heading into the …

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Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

Everton have reportedly agreed on a €32m (£28.5m) deal to sign Yerry Mina. According to TalkSport The Barcelona defender has been strongly linked with the Red Devils throughout this transfer window. However, it was reported on Sunday morning that their deal had hit a snag. Now, reports from English tabloids claim, The Toffees have pounced and snatched the Barcelona defender for themselves. Mina, 23, is set to sign a five-year deal at Goodison Park after concluding swift negotiations with the Blaugrana. View this post on Instagram Everton agree £28.5m fee to snap up Yerry Mina A post shared by Footballwood …

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Arturo Vidal will be a great addition- Valverde

Arturo Vidal will be a great addition- Valverde

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has hailed the capture of Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal as a great addition and will add more energy in the midfield area. The Spanish coach revealed that the former Juventus star is a very experienced player that can push the midfield play to another level and help the Blaugranas to achieve their season goals. The Barcelona coach spoke about this move as he said, according to Goal: “He’s a player who we hope will bring energy to the midfield.” “He has a lot of experience and has played a lot of games on all the teams he has …

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Aubameyang can land Premier League title for Arsenal- Kanu

Aubameyang can land Premier League title for Arsenal- Kanu

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be the missing jigsaw in Arsenal’s quest for their first Premier League crown since 2004, according to former striker Nwankwo Kanu Aubameyang became the club’s record signing back in January this year when he completed the switch from Borussia Dortmund to North London for £56m. Despite the enormous pressure following the big money move, Auba showed his class to the Arsenal faithful by scoring an impressive ten goals in 13 appearances. View this post on Instagram Aubameyang can land Premier League title for Arsenal- Kanu A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 3:45am PDT Kanu, who …

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Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move

Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move

Chilean International Arturo Vidal is set to sign for Barcelona after agreeing on personal terms in a deal that is worth £27million. Vidal, who possesses a wealth of experience of playing in the Champions League, is set to undergo a medical at Barcelona with Bayern having given him permission to leave, as reported by The Guardian. The 31-year-old is set to become the latest arrival at the Nou Camp this summer, following the footsteps of Malcom, Arthur, and Clement Lenglet who recently joined the club. View this post on Instagram Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug …

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