Shanghai Shenhua have granted Carlos Tevez permission to go back to Argentina after he inked a written agreement with the promise of rejoining the club.
The former Juventus star has had a disappointing time in the Chinese Super League, and this led to claims that he could force through the exit this summer.However, his short-term absence is purely due to injury reasons with Tevez allowed to spend time in his home country to recover from his calf problem. The Argentine is due to return to Shanghai before the end of the month with the club’s hierarchy expectant of him to participate in training on August 30th.
“According to the request from Carlos Tevez to our club, after discussion, we now approve his request. He’s permitted to go back to Argentina and receive treatment at the Clinica Jorge Bombicino and he must rejoin the team on 30 August and participate in training.” a statement from the club read in the South China Morning Post. Continue reading Carlos Tevez promises to return to Shanghai Shenhua following Argentina visit
As Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s summer stay increasingly looks unclear and Rashford being the only recognizable striker in the squad the coming transfer window was never going to be complete until they add another poacher to their ranks.
Although Ibrahimovic has shown he is capable of defying the biological laws of nature, his latest injury has shown that a “fitness issues” variable will not be ignored by the decision makers at Stretford End.
With FIFA denying Athletico Madrid the right to involve in any transfer dealings this summer, the Red Devils’ pursuit of French star Antoine Griezmann seems to have hit a severe breach and thus will have to look elsewhere. Torino’s Belloti, Everton’s Lukaku and even Monchengladbach’s Max Kruse have all being linked with a move to old Trafford.
But one option they could consider and will benefit them more than the aforementioned is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard worked with Mourinho once and with aged 24 means the Red Devils have a genuine star player who will not only deliver upfront but also provide a genuine competition for Rashford. Continue reading MORATA WILL BE A POSITIVE ADDITION
Brazilian superstar Neymar is set to return to action having served his suspension.
He featured in Barcelona’s 3-0 rout of Espanyol and he is poised to do more as Barcelona make the last push for the La Liga title this term.
After their El Clasico surprise victory, Barcelona need Real to slip just once so they can retain the domestic league in which they have dominated far longer than their competitors in recent years.
On a personal level, Neymar may not have been as impressive this season. He has netted just nine times this season in the local league unlike Lionel Messi who has scored 33 goals and Suarez who has a total of 26. With just three league games left, the sterling forward is yet to reach double figures – something many would expect. Continue reading NEYMAR TO HELP BARCA IN CLOSING STAGES OF THE SEASON
The imminent arrival Portuguese defender Jose Fonte from Southampton has thrown a shadow at James Collins future with West Ham being their only option on terms of selling the Hammers loyalist.
Fonte who was signed at fee of around £8 million last week is set to be played alongside Winston Reid at the heart of the defence. With Reece Oxford and Reece Burke set to move up the pecking order and Angello Ogbonna third in line, the 33-year-old’s place in the starting lineup look slim. Continue reading COLLINS FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE AT WEST HAM
Zinedine Zidane has lavished praises on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese international deservedly won the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in his career.
The Real Madrid coach stated on Wednesday that Ronaldo was out to prove he deserved the award by further leading his Real Madrid team to another Club World Cup title.
The Madrid star man who was voted the best player for the fourth time is his career would be leading the frontlines in Japan when Madrid face their South American opponent Club America in the club world cup semifinals on Thursday. When asked about the game, the Real Madrid coach said:
“Cristiano is hugely motivated for this game — as always.
“Obviously, we have many great players at Real Madrid but it’s very rare one player wins so many awards,” he added.
Ronaldo who is closing in on five times Ballon d’Or record holder Lionel Messi has helped his real Madrid team boss Europe for the 11th time. Continue reading RONALDO HUNGRY FOR MORE SILVERWARE
Neymar has been in the headlines in Spanish football for reasons other than football.
The Brazilian striker has been criticised for his role in the bottle throwing incident during the 3-2 win for Barcelona against Valencia. Neymar is reported to have caused provocation from the away section of the fans with certain actions. The claims have been made by senior officials at Valencia with support coming in from the La Liga as well. Neymar was hit by bottles in the recent win. This led to an angry confrontation between Barcelona players and the fans near the pitch.
His Barcelona teammate Rafinha claims that there is a media campaign against Neymar and that the Brazilian is being unfairly targeted. It was a crucial success for the reigning La Liga champions, as they cannot afford to drop any more points in the league campaign. A shock 4-3 loss against Celta de Vigo at the start of October has put a lot of pressure on the team. Neymar failed to get on the scoresheet in the game against Valencia, as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi repeated the trick once again. Continue reading Rafinha Blames Media for Neymar Criticism in the Valencia Match
Brazil soccer legend Rivaldo is of the opinion that Neymar has made a lot of progress in the last two years, but he still lags behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
Rivaldo considers Messi as the best player in the world even now. The former Barcelona striker knows a thing or two about dominating at the world level. Rivaldo was considered as one of the fiercest strikers at his peak when he was playing for Barcelona. When Neymar’s move to the Camp Nou was announced, there were instant comparisons between Neymar and Rivaldo. The latter has tried focusing more on the comparisons with Messi.
Even though Messi has come out unsuccessful in three major international tournaments over a period of three years, many still regard him to be the best. He comes on the back of an average campaign with Barcelona. After being overshadowed by Luis Suarez in most of the games last season, Messi is in need of a comeback campaign. Even now, Rivaldo considers Messi to be a step ahead in the race. One of the primary ambitions for Neymar is to be crowned as the best player in the world. Rivaldo achieved this status back in 1999, but he reckons that Neymar is a couple of years away from reaching this stage.
Continue reading Rivaldo Considers Messi Still Better Than Neymar
After having cost almost £ 50 million, a player like Neymar with his supreme talent will consider himself as one of the best players at the club even as large as Barcelona.
However, the Brazil superstar has surprisingly omitted that Lionel Messi is the supreme power at the club and he has no shame in admitting this fact. Neymar also has no problem in playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi since he feels that the Argentine is the best in the world by a long distance. Neymar’s future at Barcelona has been speculated a lot in recent weeks.
The club are reportedly ready to cash in on the player, who has only two years left on his contract. There have been signs of unrest from within Neymar’s camp and Barcelona would want to receive as much as transfer fee possible for their star asset rather than let him leave on a free. After having been in and out of the national team in the last year, Neymar is hoping to help his Brazil national team win the Olympic tournament, which will be held on home soil this time around. The 24-year-old, though, will be the primary weapon for the Brazil national team and he will probably carry them around.
Continue reading Neymar with his supreme talent will consider himself as one of the best players
There are media reports that Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar will be signing a new five-year contract with the Spanish side.
The new deal will see the Brazilian player remain with Barcelona until 2021.
The Barcelona president said that Neymar is an important player for them and that they do not want to lose him. He stated that the player is also interested in remaining with Barcelona and that the new deal will be a reward for him. The president stated that Barcelona would also work on providing Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano an extended contract in order to keep them at the club.
There were reports that Manchester United and Chelsea might be interested in signing Neymar in the summer. Jose Mourinho is looking to boost his side’s attack and was apparently interested in the Brazilian forward. By giving Neymar this new deal, Barcelona signified their interest in the player and made a statement that their best player is not for sale.
Continue reading Neymar will be signing an extended contract with Barcelona in the days to come
Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar has been left out of the team that will participate in the Copa America but will take part in the Olympics.
This has ended speculation that Neymar will be competing in both tournaments. Dunga has finally accepted Barcelona’s request that their player should participate in only one tournament during the summer.
Dunga has announced his squad for the Copa America and believes that the team is good enough to win the tournament. Both Phillipe Coutinho from Liverpool and Willian from Chelsea are in the team that will be participating in the Centenary edition of the Copa America which will be held in the United States
Dunga stated that the Brazil team will be able to manage without Neymar. He recognized that he is an important player for Brazil but believes that he has other players in the team that can replace Neymar in the Copa America. He said that Brazil has already played without Neymar and that they will be able to do it again at the Copa America.
Brazil has been drawn in Group B, which consists of Ecuador, Haiti and Peru as well. They will start the tournament by facing Ecuador in their first match in California.
However with the Olympics being held in Brazil, this time, the football team will be under pressure to win the gold medal especially after the humiliation they suffer during the World Cup. For this reason, Dunga might have chosen to select Neymar in the team so as to give his team a much-needed boost in the Olympic football tournament. Indeed, this is the only tournament that the Brazilian side has failed to win on the international scene, and they will want this to change this year.