BARCELONA YET TO PAY MAN CITY €52 MILLION FOR FERRAN TORRES TRANSFER

In January this year, Barcelona completed a deal to sign one of Spain’s finest young players in Ferran Torres from Manchester City. In a transfer that was set to be paid in instalments, all signs pointed to the deal being a smash success. However, it has been reported by Catalunya Radio that up until now, Barça are yet to pay any of the €52 million fee to the Premier League champions for the Spanish international. Further details claim that the club will have to pay the full fee to Pep Guardiola’s side this year.

With €3 million in variables also being a part of the deal, it seems as if that is the only amount forked out by Xavi’s side towards the transfer. So far, it is safe to say that City have emerges as the winners of the much-discussed move. Signing Torres for a mere £20 million fee from Valencia in 2020, the English giants managed to make more than double a profit off the versatile forward’s sale to the Spotify Camp Nou in one and a half seasons. Continue reading         BARCELONA YET TO PAY MAN CITY €52 MILLION FOR FERRAN TORRES TRANSFER

REAL MADRID, MANCHESTER CITY PLOT 2023 MOVE FOR ENZO FERNANDEZ

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Enzo Fernandez might become a hot property in the 2023 summer transfer window, with several clubs keeping tabs on his progress at Benfica. Real Madrid and Manchester City are reportedly among the Argentine midfielder’s prospective suitors, with the duo closely monitoring him.

Enzo Fernandez started his youth career at Club La Recova but spent almost all his formative years with River Plate. The 21-year-old spent over a decade and a half with the Argentine giants and his stature in the club’s first-team setup skyrocketed in the past year before he sealed a move to Europe by joining Benfica this summer. Continue reading REAL MADRID, MANCHESTER CITY PLOT 2023 MOVE FOR ENZO FERNANDEZ

CITY TARGET CUCURELLA AS ZINCHENKO REPLACEMENT

 

 

Premier League holders Manchester City have turned their attention to the signing of Spanish player Marc Cucurella from fellow English top flight side Brighton and Hove Albion as he’s seen as the perfect replacement for OleksandrZinchenko who’s on his way to join Arsenal. Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed via a tweet that Cucurella is the top target for Manchester City in their quest to sign a replacement for Zinchenko.

Zinchenko, 25, is closing in on a transfer from Manchester City to Arsenal after the two clubs agreed a deal worth around £30m for him. The Ukraine international has agreed personal terms with the Gunners and he’s set to join Arsenal on their pre-season tour in the United States (US). He has been with City in the US for their own pre-season tour. Continue reading CITY TARGET CUCURELLA AS ZINCHENKO REPLACEMENT

NORWAY EXTEND GROUP B4 LEAD

Norway have extended their lead at the top of Group B4after they recorded a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Sweden. The two Scandinavian teams produced a five-goal thriller at the end of their UEFA Nations League clash. The Norwegians were able to complete the double over their Scandinavian rivals in the group. In the first meeting between the two teams, Manchester City striker ErlingHaaland scored twice with a goal in each half to lead Norway to a 2-1 away win over Sweden. Young Manchester United attacker Anthony Elanga scored the lone goal for Sweden.


Manchester City star Haaland and his Norwegian teammates came into the latest Sweden game with a one-point lead over Serbia at the top of the group before a win at home to Sweden extended their advantage to three points after Serbia were forced to a 2-2 draw at the home of bottom team Slovenia. The Slovenians came from two goals down to secure a point from the game. Continue reading NORWAY EXTEND GROUP B4 LEAD

MAN CITY MOVE THREE POINTS CLEAR

Premier League champions Manchester City have moved three points clear at the top of the table with two games left before the end of this season after they thrashed hosts Wolves in a rescheduled game. The Premier League champions were able to move a step closer  to retaining their league title with the big win over Wolves.


Manchester City needed to win the Wolves game to maintain the three-point gap between them and nearest challenger Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola and his players were able to achieve the win needed to maintain their three-point advantage over the Reds thanks to the 5-1 win at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to four goals from Kevin De Bruyne. Continue reading MAN CITY MOVE THREE POINTS CLEAR

            CITY AND LIVERPOOL HAVE SHOWN WHAT COULD DECIDE PL TITLE RACE

Manchester City and Liverpool are both lauded for their attacking play, with Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp each having incredible attacking players at their disposal. But while the prowess of Premier League top goalscorer Mohamed Salah and prolific midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is remarkable, the title race will likely be decided by the ability to stop goals rather than score them.

With just seven Premier League matches to go, City sit one point above Liverpool. The Blues have conceded just 20 goals all season, while the Merseysiders have conceded 22, the two lowest tallies in the league. Continue reading             CITY AND LIVERPOOL HAVE SHOWN WHAT COULD DECIDE PL TITLE RACE

FA CUP: CITY TO FACE LIVERPOOL NEXT

Manchester City will face Premier League title rivals Liverpool next in the FA Cup after they saw off bogey team Southampton in their quarterfinal tie at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday. The Premier League holders thumped home team Southampton 4-1 to book their place in this season’s FA Cup semifinals.


Southampton and Crystal Palace have been bogey teams for Manchester City in the Premier League this season despite the fact that they are ahead of the other 19 teams. Manchester City were not able to beat the two teams over two league meetings this season. As a matter of fact, Manchester City didn’t score a single league goal against Crystal Palace this season. The Premier League leaders initially suffered a 2-0 home defeat toPalace before they played out a goalless draw in their second league meeting of the season. For Southampton, they drew with hosts Manchester City in theirfirst league meeting before a 1-1 draw at home in the second league meeting. Continue reading FA CUP: CITY TO FACE LIVERPOOL NEXT

CITY BID TO EXTEND LEAGUE LEAD

Manchester City have the opportunity to extend their lead at the Premier League summit when they take on hosts Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. With title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea in action on Sunday, Manchester City can increase their lead at the top of the table by three points if they beat the Saints. The Premier League title holders have an 11-point advantage overboth Liverpool and Chelsea. They have played a game more than Liverpool and a game less than Chelsea. An away win over Southampton will take Manchester City 14 points clear of the chasing pack until the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool play their own game. Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur at home in a tasty London Derby encounter, while Liverpool are guests of London club Crystal Palace.

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In addition to the task of increasing their lead at the English top flight league summit, Manchester City will also be looking to continue their impressive winning run. The Citizens have won their last 12 league matches and they can make it 13 matches with a win over the Saints.
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GUNDOGAN MAINTAINS SCORING FORM AGAINST ARMENIA

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan maintained his good form in front of goal with a brace for Germany during the 4-1 win over hosts Armenia in their final Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Group J. He was able to take his tally to three goals in two matches for Germany during this international break.

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The Manchester City started the floodgate of goals for Germany in the first of their final two World Cup qualifiers this month which ended in a 9-0 win over Lichtenstein who finished the game with ten men. The lowly country had Jens Hofer sent off as early as the seventh minute for a dangerous foul on Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka and Gundogan was able to tuck away the spot kick awarded as a result of the challenge.
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